Jony Ive Writes Tribute to Steve Jobs a Decade After His Death

Jony Ive Writes Tribute to Steve Jobs a Decade After His Death

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Former Apple Design Chief Sir Jony Ive has written a letter in the WSJ in remembrance of Steve Jobs. The Apple co-founder passed away on October 5, 2011.

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I have barely thought about Steve’s death.

My memories of that brutal, heartbreaking day 10 years ago are scattered and random. I cannot remember driving down to his house. I do remember a hazy October sky and shoes that were too tight. I remember afterwards Tim and I sat quietly in the garden together for a long time.

Since giving Steve’s eulogy I have not spoken publicly about our friendship, our adventures or our collaboration. I never read the flurry of cover stories, obituaries or the bizarre mischaracterizations that have slipped into folklore.

But I think about Steve every day.

Laurene and I are close. Our families have been close for nearly 30 years. We have endured deaths and celebrated births. We talk all the time, often about Steve but rarely about my work with him. Mostly, we talk about the future and her extraordinary and inspiring work with Emerson Collective.
“I loved how [Steve] saw the world. The way he thought was profoundly beautiful.”

When her brilliant and inquisitive children ask me about their dad I just cannot help myself. I can talk happily for hours describing the remarkable man I loved so deeply.
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