Tim Cook tweets in remembrance of Steve Jobs on the anniversary of his death

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Steve Jobs (Image credit: Rene Ritchie/iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple's Tim Cook has tweeted in remembrance of Steve Jobs.
  • Jobs died nine years ago today.
  • Cook quoted Maya Angelou.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to Twitter to remember Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died nine years ago today.

Jobs died at the age of 56 on October 5 2011 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

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The role Steve Jobs played in creating the Apple we know today should not be downplayed and Apple remembers him every time it invites members of the press to the Steve Jobs Theater – as it would normally be doing this month for an iPhone announcement.

Apple often also replaces the apple.com front page with an image of Jobs, although that hasn't happened so far today.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.