This Friday, Apple has updated its homepage with a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died on September 8, 2022 at the age of 96. Now, the main page of Apple.com displays a photo of the Queen with the message “In memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022“.
The photo featured by Apple was taken by Dorothy Wilding on February 26, 1952, when Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne. Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-serving monarch. As you all probably know, the Queen died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer.
The throne was taken over by his son Charles, who is now King Charles III. In a statement, Charles III said the Queen’s passing will be “deeply felt throughout the country, kingdoms and commonwealth, as well as by countless people around the world»
In the past, Apple has used its website to pay tribute to other personalities, such as John Lewis, congressman and civil rights activist, Nelson Mandela, and of course Steve Jobs — Apple’s co-founder and former CEO. All mention of Apple products, including those announced this week, have been removed from Apple’s homepage.