Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs on what would have been his 66th birthday


Today would have been Jobs' birthday.
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Tim Cook has tweeted about Steve Jobs on what would have been his former boss’s 66th birthday. Jobs passed away 10 years ago this year, the same period of time that Cook has now been running Apple.

“Celebrating Steve on what would have been his 66th birthday,” Cook wrote. “Especially in a year where so much kept us apart, technology brought us together in limitless ways. That’s a testament to Steve’s life and the legacy he left, which continue to inspire me every day.”

Tim Cook took over as Apple CEO from Steve Jobs in August 2011. However, prior to this he has already run Apple for short periods while Jobs was absent on medical leave while fighting cancer. When Jobs stepped down as Apple CEO, it was expected that he would remain a part of Apple as chairman. However, he died only a few months later at the age of 56 the day after the iPhone 4s was first shown off.

Cook, who was also a good friend of Steve’s, talks regularly about the Apple co-founder. He has tweeted about Jobs every February 24 since Jobs passed away.