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Laurene Powell Jobs speaks for the first time about her late husband’s Apple legacy


By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

April 14, 2013 | 2 min read

Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple’s Steve Jobs who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2011, has spoken out about her late husband’s legacy, saying that she is reminded of him every time she sees someone using an iPad or an iPhone.

In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, which aired on Friday evening, she said: "Steve has a public legacy and a private legacy. In the public we see the products that he created, that he cared so deeply about that changed all of our lives — the way that we function and communicate."

She continued: "What he wanted to do with his life was create tools that allowed people to work at the highest levels, and I think he did that. So that legacy is beautiful for me to live with.

“Having the body of work surrounding us is actually a really beautiful reminder," she continued, "and I find it touching and inspiring for me to make sure that I continue to do what I'm most passionate about, and I hope my kids feel the same way."

Adding: "To do what you want to do, to leave a mark that you think is important and lasting, that's a life well lived.”

Her comments came as she publicised her documentary on immigration reform, called "The Dream Is Now."

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