Apple is planning a private celebration of the life and accomplishments of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs for its employees on October 19th, according to an e-mail to employees that was sent to French site MacGeneration. The letter was sent to employees though the company’s internal system and signed simply “Tim,” for the company’s new CEO, Tim Cook.
Mr. Jobs passed away on October 5th, the day after his company launched the iPhone 4S. Since then, there has been a near-universal outpouring of grief from his fans, Apple customers, and the company’s employees.
Like many of you, I have experienced the saddest days of my lifetime and shed many tears during the past week. But I’ve found some comfort in the extraordinary number of tributes and condolences from people all over the world who were touched by Steve and his genius. And I’ve found comfort in both telling and listening to stories about Steve.
Although many of our hearts are still heavy, we are planning a celebration of his life for Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place. The celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 19, at 10am in the outdoor amphitheater on the Infinite Loop campus. We’ll have more details on AppleWeb closer to the date, including arrangements for employees outside of Cupertino.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Mr. Jobs was reportedly buried on Friday in a private ceremony, and other than memorials open to customers at Apple’s retail stores, there haven’t yet been any public memorials announced.