October 6, 2011.
To Apple CEO Tim Cook and our friends at Apple:
We are deeply saddened by the news today.
Steve is an iconic inventor and visionary. His philosophy of making products that are at “the intersection of art and technology” has created the Apple culture that captivates millions of people around the world.
Steve is also a charismatic entrepreneur. His unyielding fighting spirit has enabled him to constantly redefine and change the game to lead, while his uncompromising pursuit for perfection and user-friendliness has helped popularize Apple products and revolutionize the personal computer, recorded music, motion picture and mobile devices markets.
We will remember Steve as an exceptional pioneer in the history of the technology revolution. His creativity, passion and devotion to user experience will live on to contribute to better products for generations to come.
We shared your grief on the loss of a legend from the tech world. Our hearts go out to his family, his colleagues and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.
MA Huateng, Pony
Chairman and CEO
and on behalf of my colleagues at Tencent
The People’s Republic of China