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“If you want a smartphone you know you’ll love, that you’ll never have to worry or think about, the iPhone 5s is the best you can buy.”

— David Pierce writing about The best smartphone you can buy

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“I think we feel our job is to try to solve tough, difficult problems, but we don’t make the complexity of the problem apparent in its resolution.”

— Jonathan Ive, chief designer at Apple, during an interview with Sam Grobart for Bloomberg Businessweek

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“When you combine state and federal, Apple is paying approximately $1 million an hour in just domestic income taxes.”

— Tim Cook as quoted in The Washington Post

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“If the history of Apple’s iPhone were accurately captured in a film, audiences would likely find the story completely unbelievable and simply walk out of the theater.”

— Daniel Eran Dilger in an editorial on Apple’s Ax SoC move from Samsung to TSMC

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“Apple’s customers appreciate quality, reliability, and usability in a seamlessly integrated ecosystem, and are willing to pay for it.”

— Kate MacKenzie in When It Comes To iPhone And iPad There Are Two Customer Groups Apple Doesn’t Want Or Need

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“For some reason, pundits never tire of reviewing things they’ve never seen. They did it with the iPhones, they did it with the iPad, and now they’re doing it with the mythical iWatch. Just because they lack imagination and vision, however, doesn’t mean Apple does.”

— The Macalope in Pre-panned for your convenience

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“Where others offer choices, Apple makes decisions. What some of us appreciate is what so rankles the others — that those decisions have so often and consistently been right.”

— John Gruber, in Open and Shut

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“The behaviors required to delight the consumer are simply at odds with the behaviors required to delight businesses. You cannot do both simultaneously in a single organization and be excellent.”

— Charlie Kindel on Why Nobody Can Copy Apple

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“The most important thing to Apple is to make the best products in the world that enrich customers’ lives. That’s our high order bit. That means that we aren’t interested in revenue for revenue’s sake.”

— Tim Cook on Apple earnings and more

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“If pundits knew anything, they’d be running very successful companies themselves, rather than advocating disastrous paths for some of the smartest people on the planet to take.”

— Daniel Eran Dilger in Who wins if Apple’s stock doesn’t skyrocket at earnings?