Apple pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Christiane Reher
9 December, 2013
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Apple has paid tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela on its homepage by replacing all products with a picture of the late president.

Apple CEO Tim Cook also tweeted his thoughts on Mandela last week.

“Amazing human being. Champion of freedom and human dignity. He set an example for all of the world. RIP Nelson Mandela. We miss you already.”

Nelson Mandela is the fourth person to be remembered on the Apple homepage. Before him, tributes were paid to Rosa Parks and board members Jerry York and Steve Jobs.

After 27 years in prison Nelson Mandela fought against an apartheid regime that divided South Africa upon racial and cultural lines. He is a symbol of resistance for a large number of people around the world.

“Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father,” said South African President Jacob Zuma.

The former South African president and freedom fighter died on Thursday at the age of 95.

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