In Apple's software, are there any hidden tributes or memorials to Steve Jobs?

Someone told me you can find his glasses in an app but I can't find them.

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The Reading List icon in Safari is a tribute to the glasses.

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Didn't know the story behind the iconic glasses - see this Wall Street Journal article talking about it.

Image from Associated Press


I don't know about glasses, but you have this one :

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Apple's latest version of OS X Lion contains a plethora of new features that are being uncovered piece by piece now that the preview version is in the hands of developers. One little gem recently discovered is a new section in the Finder called "All My Files." This feature helps you organize your files by criteria, such as file type, file creation date and last opened date.

The icon for this new section is an image of a filing drawer stuffed with documents and dividers. Zooming in on the documents within this icon, one can see writing that is taken from notable quotes delivered by Steve Jobs and Apple.


This awesome image of a vinyl album found within OS X Lion’s user icons seems normal enough at first – but zooming in on the image reveals that this particular vinyl contains some very interesting songs…

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If you’re a fan of Steve Jobs’ keynotes, excitable personality, and unique marketing catchphrases, you’re sure to get some amusement out of this. As you can see, the tracks on the album label are names after Jobs’ famous catchphrases: “Magic”, “Revolution”, “Boom!”, and “Unbelievable.” Now that’s an album I’d love to hear! Yup, the track titles on the record label are all Steve-isms: “Magic”, “Revolution”, “Boom!” and “Unbelievable.” Now that sounds like an album I’d like to listen to.



Here's one more: the TextEdit icon contains the text of Apple's iconic commercial Here's to the crazy ones:

TextEdit icon: Here's to the crazy ones

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    The “Here's to the crazy ones” text is also hidden in many glyphs in Apple's Emoji font: 📄📃📑📜📖📝 Dec 21, 2015 at 19:18
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    How is this a tribute to Steve Jobs?
    – becko
    Dec 22, 2015 at 14:59
  • That precedes Steve's death. Dec 22, 2015 at 20:29
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    It could be argued that the text itself was already a tribute to Steve Jobs. "Tribute (noun): an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration."
    – mb21
    Dec 22, 2015 at 21:41

If you ask Siri "Who is Steve Jobs?" it replies:

Thanks for asking about Steve. Here's Apple's web page about him:

Steve Jobs Memorial

Thanks for asking about Steve. Here's Apple's web page about him: Steve Jobs


From http://www.businessinsider.com/steve-jobs-speech-easter-egg-2014-8:

Simply press "Shift + Command + G" in Finder and paste in "/Applications/Pages.app/Contents/Resources/" and then open the Apple.txt file.

I was told many years ago when I was in school that the NeXT had easter eggs that would show up only if your user name was stevejobs, but I never attempted to confirm or deny that rumour.

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    The Apple.txt is no longer available on El Capitan (or just for me ^^)
    – StrawHara
    Dec 22, 2015 at 21:23
  • @MrMojoRisin I can confirm, couldn't find this file either.
    – redshift5
    Dec 23, 2015 at 7:51

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