Not political. Collaborators. People who really don't care who gets credit. Those are the type of people that Apple looks for in new employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook said recently.
It's a while since Apple has released a game-changing product, Mossberg said -- a long time since Apple has released a new big hit.
"What we are doing is legal. I'm rather perplexed by this debate, which has been going in the UK for some time, because I view taxes as not optional," the former Google CEO and current chairman said today.
Which doesn't mean that working at Apple is easy. Or, that working for Tim Cook is easy.
Editor's Pick "I am not an unfair person," Apple CEO Tim Cook told lawmakers yesterday. "Apple is not an unfair company."
The head of the Irish agency designed to promote foreign investment in the country strongly denied that Ireland is a tax haven. But when questioned by Ireland's RTE News, he could not deny that Apple has paid an effective tax rate of just two percent, much as Senator Carl Levin said yesterday in hearings on Capitol Hill.
"Apple has real operations in real places with Apple employees," Cook said. "We pay all the taxes we owe, every single dollar. We don't only comply with the letter of the law, but the spirit of the law. We don't stash money on some Caribbean island."
What time is it -- about five months before fall, 2013? Then it must be time for testing iWatch.
Apparently, coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook is a big deal. Even bigger, perhaps, than a new 2013 Lamborghini.
The proceeds of the auction will benefit the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights. Other notables and celebrities who are auctioning off experiences for the RFK Center include Elon Musk, Peyton Manning, Alec Baldwin, and Jay Leno.
Apple's doing well in China, Apple CEO Tim Cook said today on the company's earnings call, growing at 18 percent on a "sell-through basis," he said.
Interestingly, the articles acknowledge a political tinge to the recent spanking Apple has been taking in China, saying that Chinese networking and mobile companies Huawei and ZTE "have long been restricted in the US markets under security and other accusations."
First the iPad Mini, then the iPhone mini? It makes some sense linguistically, but it could also make some sense financially.
With 88 percent of Apple's supply chain in Asia, only 11 percent of Apple's suppliers are in its home country of the United States, and even fewer -- seven percent -- of Apple's suppliers are in Europe and the Middle East.
"I'm very proud that we're out front, that we're changing people's lives, that we're doing what's right and just in moving the ball forward," Cook said today. "I don't mean to gush, but it's how I feel."
"If I ever feel I'm dropping down from an excitement level, I go in a store … it's like a Prozak," Cook said. "It's a feeling like no other."
Apple CEO Tim Cook poured cold water on the cheap iPhone rumors today at Goldman Sachs' Technology and Internet conference in San Francisco. Sort of.
The Apple CEO has a lot to say to investors. His company's stock has been ravaged by Wall Street in the past year, causing the company's valuation to drop over $200 billion in the last half-year.
Apple is one of a list of companies accused of agreeing not to recruit each other's employees.
Smoke, meet fire?