Apple planning celebration of Steve Jobs’ life – October 19, 10am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent out an internal mail to his team, informing them about Apple’s plans of holding a celebration of their inspiration founder‘s life, next Wednesday on October 19 at 10am Pacific Time. The event will take place in the outdoor amphitheater of Apple’s Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino.


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 10 a.m. 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.


Apple to hold October 4 iPhone 4S/5 announcement in their own campus?

Reports are coming in that the rumored October 4 event, in which Apple is expected to announce a host of new devices, including two new iPhones (iPhone 4S and iPhone 5), new look iPod Touch and iPod Nano devices, and also iOS 5 and iCloud will be held in Apple’s own campus in Cupertino.

Sources close to the company say the demonstration — currently scheduled for Tuesday October 4 — will be held at Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California. Why? That’s not entirely clear. Perhaps the release date was too much of a moving target to risk booking a large space like Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), which has hosted a number of big product unveils in the past.

Our friend Seth (9to5mac) has hinted us that OracleWorld is happening in the  Moscone/Yerba Buena area during the October 4th announcement so that could be a reason for Apple to stay home.  Though Yerba Buena, the usual venue for such announcements, isn’t marked as booked. Confusing.

If the event is eventually held in Apple’s backyard, then attendees can be sure of a good WiFi network over there, opposed to the problems faced during the iPhone 4 launch due to poor wireless connectivity.

Anyway, we’ll keep you informed once we hear anything official.

Source: AllThingsD