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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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“Drinking is a very demanding profession, and I can’t hold down two jobs at once.”

— Monte Wildhorn, character in The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)

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“Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss; but every once in a while, you find someone who’s iridescent, and once you do, nothing will ever compare.”

— Chet Duncan, character in the movie Flipped (2010).

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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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“Spending money on great apps means not only do you get great apps now, but you’re also essentially investing in great apps later. Let’s fix the App Store economy, and let’s start by paying for apps without shuddering at $4 price tags.”

— Lex Friedman on why Customers need to help fix the App Store economy

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“The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment. […] But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same, so we must celebrate the changes, because, as someone once said, everything will be all right in the end, and if it’s not all right, then trust me, it’s not yet the end.”

— Evelyn Greenslade, character in the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011).

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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