What you need to know
- Today, Steve Jobs was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter to honor Jobs for the award and his legacy.
- Sixteen other recipients received the award today.
Today, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
United States President Joe Biden awarded Jobs and sixteen other recipients the honor in a ceremony at the White House earlier today. Apple CEO Tim Cook, who worked under jobs as the company's Chief Operating Officer until taking over the CEO role from Jobs, took to Twitter to honor Jobs for the award and his legacy.
"Today, Steve was awarded the Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor," Cook wrote. "He was a visionary who challenged us to see the world not for what it is, but for what it could be. We cherish his memory and we’ll continue building on his legacy."
The White House originally announced on July 2nd that Jobs, along with sixteen other recipients, would receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The announcement says that Jobs is receiving the award because "his vision, imagination and creativity led to inventions that have, and continue to, change the way the world communicates, as well as transforming the computer, music, film and wireless industries."
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.