“It’s been 2 years since we shipped the iPad and we’ve sold more than 60 million iPads. Took 24 years to sell that many Macs, 5 years to sell that many iPods, 3 years to sell that many iPhones.”
— Tim Cook
“Anything can be forced to converge. The products are about tradeoffs. You begin to make tradeoffs to the point where what you have left at the end of the day doesn’t please anyone. You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator but those won’t be pleasing to the user. Our view is that the tablet market is huge and we’ve said that since day one. We didn’t wait until we had results. We were using them here and it was clear to us that there was so much you could do and the reasons people used them would be so broad, the iPad is so useful in consumer, and enterprise and education”
— Tim Cook, on combining PC and tablet experiences.
“Apple has planned so well for the future that it now has not only a great product, running solid software, but also the luxury of being unbeatable on price.”
— Matthew Panzarino, in Why the $399 iPad 2 is the most important announcement Apple made yesterday
“Samsung wrongfully takes advantage of the enormous reputation and prestige of the iPad. Samsung unfairly imitates the iPad with its tablet.”
— Presiding Judge Wilhelm Berneke, quoted in Samsung Fails to Overturn Apple’s German Ban.
“This same tech press said the iPod would fail, the iPhone would fail, the Apple Stores would fail, the iPad was a big iPod touch and would fail. The same press that goes to pains to find anything to laud about what are comparatively crappy alternatives (namely Android), that if viewed under the same filter as they use for Apple, would rightly be considered pure dung.”
— John Kheit, in Tech Press Gets It Wrong on iPhone 4S