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This article was published on October 5, 2012

Retrospective: A year without Steve

Retrospective: A year without Steve
Josh Ong
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Josh Ong

Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him a Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him at [email protected].

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The city of Cupertino will fly its Civic Center flag at half-staff, while some fans have declared the 5th of October Black Turtleneck Day.

We’ve pulled together some of the most interesting tributes and anecdotes about Jobs from our coverage over the past year, sprinkled with Apple events and developments.

What’s your favorite Steve Jobs tribute or memory? Let us know in the comments below.


Steve Jobs Has Died

Celebrating the life of Steve Jobs in photos, videos, quotes and tweets

On Steve Jobs.

These photos will make you smile: Steve Jobs testing Photobooth

Sony Pictures to make Steve Jobs biography into a movie

Steve Jobs fans leave tributes at SF Apple store

Fortune and TIME to release commemorative issues on Steve Jobs

October 16th will be Steve Jobs Day in California

This could be the most unique Steve Jobs tribute yet

Beautiful: Public #thankyousteve Tweets visualised into a giant Steve Jobs poster

Fans design Steve Jobs portrait out of 4,001 Post-it Notes at Apple Store

Apple receives more than 1 million Steve Jobs tributes, creates new ‘Remembering Steve’ page

Steve Jobs working on Apple’s next product day before his death

Apple pays tribute to Steve Jobs with memorial at 1 Infinite Loop

City of Cupertino posts Steve Jobs tribute video developed by city staff

Steve Jobs helped Google’s Page, Facebook’s Zuckerberg to “repay” Silicon Valley

Steve Jobs movie could be written by the Social Network’s Aaron Sorkin

Walter Isaacson discusses Steve Jobs and Bill Gates on ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ [Video]

TNW Review: Two lessons from the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson


Watch Steve Jobs discuss Apple, technology and his life in this 1995 interview

Steve Jobs biography sells 379,000 copies in the U.S. during its first week

Zuckerberg: Steve Jobs and I connected over our mission to build more than a company

Watch a sample of the lost Steve Jobs interview coming to theaters

Siri co-founder Dag Kittaus: When Steve Jobs phoned, I knew we had made it big.

Steve Jobs wanted to build a wireless carrier, but gave up

The U.S. Patent Office honors Steve Jobs with a beautiful exhibit

Watch Steve Jobs brainstorm with the NeXT team in this fascinating video

Apple names Levinson Chairman and Iger to the Board, Both had History with Steve Jobs

Must watch: 46 seconds of Steve Jobs on changing the world

Steve Jobs made $1 per year, took no bonuses…but Apple did buy him a $90 MM jet


Steve Jobs just won a Grammy

You have to watch this: Apple’s 1984 Ghostbusters parody [Video]

Computer History Museum launches unique online Steve Jobs exhibit

Find Apple keynotes on, a tribute to Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs biography hits top spot on Amazon’s 2011 best-seller chart

Watch this 60-minute “Billion Dollar Hippy” Steve Jobs documentary from the BBC right now

Steve Jobs on video games as the future of learning

Steve Jobs: Secrets of Life documentary now available on pay-per-view


Apple rejects Steve Jobs tribute calendar app, developers turn to Cydia

Apple names Dixons CEO John Browett as senior vice president of Retail

How Apple remembers Steve Jobs at its Cupertino campus

Steve Jobs kept a letter written to him by Bill Gates by his bedside

Steve Jobs on charity: Encourage shareholder donations by increasing Apple’s value

President Obama has invited Steve Jobs’ wife Laurene to State of the Union address

This Virgin America jet has a name inspired by Steve Jobs

An inside look at the entrepreneurs who’ve transformed our world

Former Apple CEO Sculley: ‘When I left Apple it had $2bn of cash’, it now has $82bn

Steve Jobs on starting Apple “We had nothing to lose, and we had everything to gain”

This Steve Jobs action figure is so realistic, it’s actually kind of freaky


Apple’s strange PR move: No on-stage debut for OS X Mountain Lion

How does Steve Jobs’ vision for textbooks match up with Apple’s reality?

Check out this insanely extensive and inspiring archive of Steve Jobs videos

Insanely Simple: A new book about Apple and Steve Jobs that should be better than the bio

A passionate Tim Cook demonstrates why he’s the right product man for Apple

The FBI’s investigation of Steve Jobs has finally cracked open

Forgotten Apple founder takes to Facebook to explain his decision to quit after 12 days


New Apple TV UI uses designs “tossed out 5 years ago” by Steve Jobs, says former Apple TV engineer

New York Times edits article by Mike Daisey it posted just after Steve Jobs’ death due to fabrications

Apple’s new iPad: 264PPI Retina display, A5X with quad-core graphics, iSight, 5MP camera, 4G LTE, March 16th from $499

A complete roundup of reviews of Apple’s new iPad from across the Internet

As Apple rediscovers its old logo, here’s a colorful stop-motion tribute to the brand

Of all the interviews about Steve Jobs, it was Eric Schmidt’s that was perhaps most moving

What CBS CEO Les Moonves told Steve Jobs when he declined an Apple subscription deal last year

Entrepreneurs are Born

Isaacson left details of the ‘next Apple TV’ out of Steve Jobs biography

Forgotten Apple founder takes to Facebook to explain his decision to quit after 12 days


Apple SEC filing highlights official appointment of John Browett as new SVP of Retail

“Bartending” is a tasty morsel of life behind an Apple Store Genius Bar

Hong Kong student behind Steve Jobs-Apple logo tribute lands Coca Cola ad project

It’s official: There is a Steve Jobs Avenue in Brazil

Read an excerpt of Insanely Simple, a great new book about Steve Jobs and Apple by Ken Segall

Video: Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson talks at length about Apple’s iconic co-founder

Ashton Kutcher set to play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic


Aaron Sorkin: Writing a movie about Steve Jobs is like writing about The Beatles

The media overplays Steve Jobs’ angry side, says Ken Segall, the man who put the ‘i’ in iMac

The interesting secret stories behind 10 Apple icons

Nearly 3M pageviews later: The exclusive story behind the inspirational SteveTold.Us

Apple’s VP of Europe Pascal Cagni quits after 12 year tenure

Arise, Sir Jony Ive: Apple’s design guru collects his Knighthood

Jony Ive: What Apple is working on now is the ‘most important’ work it’s done

Steve Jobs, Sex And The City and the tale of the upside down Apple logo

Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs biopic, jOBS, to begin filming in original Apple garage

Your moment of Apple zen: Remember the things that Steve told us

The story of the ‘secret’ room at Pixar, frequented by Steve Jobs and many other celebrities

Apple’s next iPhone will feature a new design worked on by Steve Jobs, and a bigger screen

Sony hires Woz as advisor to Steve Jobs film, which Sorkin says won’t be a ‘straight ahead biopic’

Zuckerberg’s girlfriend and Steve Jobs’ liver transplant inspired Facebook’s new organ donor feature


Must watch: A collection of over 250 videos about Steve Jobs presented in biographical order

You’ve gotta start somewhere.

Today’s WWDC keynote proved one thing: Post-Jobs Apple is doing just fine

A photo tour of Apple’s new slimmer, lighter MacBook Pro

Everything that Apple announced today at WWDC

When Steve Jobs called this key Apple manager a ‘fuckchop’, he put it on his business cards


Calling all rich nerds: Pixar Image computer up for auction on eBay for just $25k

TNW Review: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Steve Jobs – The Lost Interview now available on iTunes in the US

Apple shutters MobileMe for good, offers data downloads or iCloud migration for a limited time


Apple promotes Craig Federighi and Dan Riccio to SVP, says Bob Mansfield to stay on

Samsung ordered to pay $1,049,343,540 in Apple patent lawsuit defeat

Apple wins software and design patent judgements against most Samsung devices in trial over iPhone and iPad

Rare Steve Jobs speech from 1983 predicts iPhone, Google StreetView and better design for computers

Steve Jobs’ California home raided, thief steals $60,000 worth of valuables and computers

The Apple patent Steve Jobs fought hard to protect, and his connection to its inventor

Internal email shows Apple’s Eddy Cue wanted 7″ iPad in January of 2011

Apple v. Samsung day 2: Schiller, Forstall testify on creation, sales and hardships of iPhone project

Apple’s iPhone Prototypes and the Power of ‘No’


Watch: Steve Jobs demos podcasts in 2005, with an embarrassing twist

Apple wins prestigious UK design awards, flies entire design team to London to pick them up

Apple introduces iPhone 5, 4″ screen, 7.6mm thick, 112 grams, 4G LTE capable, A6 processor, Lightning dock connector


City of Cupertino to fly Civic Center flag at half-staff on anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death tomorrow

The story of a lost time capsule containing Steve Jobs’ Lisa mouse

Rare full recording of 1983 Steve Jobs speech reveals Apple had been working on iPad for 27 years

Steve Jobs-designed Apple factory, the birthplace of the Macintosh, considered for historic status

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