Emily had a little trouble walking through three feet of snow!
Millie would be in her glory…
If you ever think you’ve made a big mistake, consider that on April 15th, 1976 Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake in Apple for $800. Now its worth $58,065,210,000. Feel better?
If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
This 55 is something no one would have guessed. Including us. To put it in context, it took us 22 years to sell 55 million Macs. It took us about 5 years to sell 22 million iPods, and it took us about 3 years to sell that many iPhones. And so, this thing is...it’s on a trajectory that’s off the charts.Tim Cook on the 55 million iPads sold to date
Apple sold more iOS devices in 2011 than all the Macs sold it in 28 years.
In anticipation of the new Apple TV (iTV) and its competition, a Samsung exec said that the Apple “Experience” wouldn’t matter with TVs, where it’s all about picture quality…
TVs are ultimately about picture quality,” (Chris) Moseley said. “How smart they are…great, but let’s face it that’s a secondary consideration. The ultimate is about picture quality and there is no way that anyone, new or old, can come along this year or next year and beat us on picture quality.
Isn’t that similar to what Microsoft, Palm, RIM and a bunch of others said about the iPhone, the iPad and even, a while back, the iPod and iTunes?
Never mind the fact most consumers wouldn’t see the difference between a 720P Vizeo LCD set to channel 2 and a 1080P Panasonic Plasma showing a Blue-Ray video.
Also, never mind the fact that, at least for the time being, whatever Apple does is perceived by the public (and not necessarily the tech community) to be the gold standard on day 1.
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