1. When Steve asked you a question? You didn’t ramble and, whatever you did, you didn’t make up an answer. If you didn’t know, you just said that you didn’t know. But then you told him when you’d have an answer.
    — Don Melton

    (Source: donmelton.com)


  2. A system used to run early prototypes of iPhone software in 2006, featuring a plastic touch-screen device code-named “Wallaby” wired up to a Blue and White G3 simulate the slower speeds of a phone hardware.

  3. We’re surrounded by anonymous, poorly made objects. It’s tempting to think it’s because the people who use them don’t care — just like the people who make them. But what we’ve shown is that people do care. It’s not just about aesthetics. They care about things that are thoughtfully conceived and well made. We make and sell a very, very large number of (hopefully) beautiful, well-made things. our success is a victory for purity, integrity — for giving a damn.
    — Jonathan Ive

    (Source: TIME)


  4. Steve and I spent months and months working on a part of a product that, often, nobody would ever see, nor realize was there… It didn’t make any difference functionally. We did it because we cared, because when you realize how well you can make something, falling short, whether seen or not, feels like failure.
    — Jonathan Ive

    (Source: TIME)


  5. There are huge posters up at Infinite Loop with the name of everyone who’s worked for Apple. I made some mistakes bad decisions and got myself fired from the fruit stand, but that experience—and the company in general—has had such an overall positive impact on my life over the years, that I am honored to have been given a chance to be part of the celebration. Even if it’s just my name on a poster in gray on white.

    And to everyone else on those posters and who will follow, I say the same thing I told Steve at the Fifth Avenue opening: Thank you. For everything.

    (Source: instagram.com)


  6. @tim_cook:

    We have begun manufacturing the Mac Pro in Austin. It’s the most powerful Mac ever. Orders start tomorrow.

  7. For me, the project started in the Summer of 2009. Out of the blue, a telephone call, its Steve: “Hi Norman, I need some help.” I was out there three weeks later.
    — Norman Foster

    (Source: youtube.com)


  8. It’s just easier to talk about product attributes that you can measure with a number. Focus on price, screen size, that’s easy. But there’s a more difficult path, and that’s to make better products, ones where maybe you can’t measure their value empirically.

    This is terribly important and at the heart of what we do. We care about how to design the inside of something you’ll never see, because we think it’s the right thing to do.
    — Jony Ive

    (Source: USA Today)


  9. Right now there’s only one iPhone that runs 64-bit code, has the M7 motion co-processor, shoots 120 FPS slow motion video, and has a Touch ID sensor. Two years from now, these will be standard features across the line.
    — Yup.

    (Source: daringfireball.net)


  10. What’s Really Driving Apple’s Recovery

    Industry Week, Doug Bartholomew, March 16, 1999

    Ex-Compaq exec Cook brings supply-chain religion to PC maker.

    If you believe the common wisdom in the business press, Apple Computer Inc. was saved from being turned into cider by the return of cofounder Steve Jobs and the advent of a new product, the hot-selling iMac.

    Truth be told, that’s only half the story. It’s a fact that in 1996-97, the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer maker lost nearly $1.9 billion. It’s also true that last year a 40% smaller Apple — a pared-down core of its 1996 self — earned $309 million, with the iMac representing about one-third of total Macintosh sales during the latest quarter.

    But beneath all of the iMac’s new colors, what’s really driving Apple’s resurgence is a whole new strategy for manufacturing and supply-chain management conceived by a former Compaq Computer Corp. executive.

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    (Source: industryweek.com)