Apple CEO Tim Cook reflects on Steve Jobs’ birthday

By Casey Frye, CCNN Writer

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The dashing Steve Jobs in his younger years, holding an apple. How clever!

Current Apple CEO Tim Cook took a moment to reflect on what would have been the 59th birthday of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (1955-2011) on Monday. Cook says he will honor the work Jobs spent his life building, and explored what an extraordinary life it was.

Steve Jobs, who was born in San Francisco on February 24, 1955, grew up in a modest home with his adoptive parents Paul Reinhold Jobs and Clara Jobs. Jobs then went to college in Portland, Oregon, but dropped out a short while later because it was expensive. However, that didn’t stop him from pursuing his passion.

Jobs and a couple of his buddies spent lots of time working with computer parts, eventually forming the “Apple Computer Company” in his parents’ garage! Despite several bumps along a difficult journey, the company slowly grew into the mega success it is today. With Jobs’ uniquely innovative mind, creative imagination, and drive for perfection, he changed the face of what a computer could be and influenced pop culture altogether.

Because of the historic impact Jobs has had, the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee decided to use his face for a new stamp next year. The committee only considers new stamp designs after the public expresses a major interest in a person. The fact that Jobs was chosen says a lot about what he meant to the world.

Now that Apple’s most recognizable figure is resting in peace, what’s going to happen to his company? Well, Cook was a bit vague in outlining the future of Apple, but did promise that they’re working hard on some really great stuff like smartwatches and television-related products.

Featured image courtesy of andrechinn on Flickr. Image of young Steve Jobs courtesy of pfhyper on Flickr.