By Alexandra Burlacu | Oct 07, 2012 10:50 AM EDT
A year after the untimely death of Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs, Uncover has announced a unique auction in memory of the iconic leader.
Uncover will auction three Steve Jobs tribute MacBook Pro laptops with the silhouette of the late Apple co-founder shadowed in the rear-illuminated Apple logo. The design draws from Hong Kong artist Jonathan Mak, who created the symbolic image last year in memory of the visionary tech leader.
"A year ago the world lost a force of nature in technology," wrote Uncover. "Steve Jobs' willpower, creative vision and business instincts disrupted no less than 9 different industries and inspired us all to try and achieve insanely great things."
"In his honour we have crafter three MacBook Pro Retina's, based on the design by Hong Kong-based artist Jonathan Mak. We've meticulously cut the silhouette of Jobs from the edges of the Apple logo and filled it up again with pre-milled plastic."
Each of the three tribute MacBook Pros also features the 1995 "You can change things" quote by Steve Jobs engraved at the bottom, "as a covert mantra for inspiration."
"When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls to much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money," reads the lesser-known quote. "That's a very limited life. Life can be so much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again."
The three Steve Jobs tribute MacBook Pro laptops with Retina display are for sale on eBid, for the whopping price of 9,500 euro (about $12,368.42) each. The money raised from this auction will be evenly split between the Get It Done charity and a fund set up with SellanApp for creating iOS apps "that don't have a direct business model, but have a clear societal value."
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