Steve Jobs Quotes (110 Quotes)


    So today for the first time, I can confirm the rumors that every release of Mac OS X has been compiled for both PowerPC and Intel. This has been going on for the last five years.

    We've got five or six things to tell you about today, so let's get started.

    Apple has decided to make Internet Explorer its default browser. We believe Internet Explorer is a really good browser. Internet Explorer is my browser of choice.

    I know it is frustrating to some of our investors that we're not sort of a quarter-to-quarter growth company, ... But the fact is our life is measured in pictures, not quarters. And we are increasing our output.

    The tragedy is that Dell didn't win it - we lost it,


    Apple is doing some of the wrong things because the plan is wrong. A lot of other people are pulling together to get Apple healthy again.

    Apple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes's or Porsche's in the automotive market. What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?

    It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them - not something they'd want now.

    We're the last guys left in this industry who can do it, and that's what we're about.

    If they were all worked out, we'd be having a different conversation today,

    Our transition to Intel processors is going very well, and our music business just experienced another quarter of outstanding growth.

    I wish him the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He'd be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.

    We've gone through the operating system and looked at everything and asked how can we simplify this and make it more powerful at the same time,

    I think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better.

    PDF is the richest content on the Web, and we're going to view it native,

    We didn't have anything to go on, ... It was our first film and you know there was sort of a betting pool around here as to how well it would do, and I would say the majority of folks thought it would be less successful than it was. I think we were stunned.

    We're baffled that a settlement imposed against Microsoft for breaking the law should allow, even encourage, them to unfairly make inroads into education -- one of the few markets left where they don't have monopoly power,

    We hear you loud and clear. I don't comment on anything we haven't announced yet.

    We think this is a real breakthrough. It's never before been done, where you can buy hit prime-time TV shows the day after they're broadcast.

    I think it will be either a triumphant cap on a successful relationship with Disney or the huge beginning of a bountiful new chapter in our relationship with them,

    If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today And whenever the answer has been No for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

    It's hard to say how this is all going to turn out. Clearly, a computer costs a lot more to build than a cell phone,

    This ushers in a new generation of iMacs. We started a partnership less than a year ago to make this happen -- it's been incredible how our engineers have bonded and how well this has gone.

    What this means is that people are seeing a stable business, which is good, and a business that is in control, which is also good.

    Apple is leading the digital music revolution, but at its core, it's all about the music,

    Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation.

    Apple had a very decent group of people as their board of directors, but it was time for a change.

    We're cautious. We'd rather exceed expectations than miss but I think it's going to be a continued difficult economy. Apple is trying a different way to navigate out of this we're trying to innovate.

    After 10 months of trying to strike a deal with Disney, we're moving on,

    Disney and Apple are offering customers a new and exciting way to experience television,

    Those users haven't been upgraded because of viability concerns about Apple, which I think we've overcome, ... And we haven't given them a good product in a long time.

    Apple grew faster than the industry this quarter for the first time in nearly five years,

    It's a package announcement today. We're very excited about it.

    We're pretty thrilled. Since we're your largest taxpayer, I thought you might be happy for us.

    Apple wants to make not only the most powerful Macintosh built, but the most powerful system in the whole industry.

    It is not clear that buying songs over the air makes economic sense. I am skeptical because of the cost...but we will see.

    We've clearly hit a speed bump, which will result in our earning, before investment gains, approximately 110 million rather than the expected 165 million for the September quarter. Though this slowdown is disappointing, we have so many wonderful new products and programs in the pipeline, including Mac OS X early next year, and remain positive about our future.

    Monsters, Inc. may become our studio's fourth blockbuster, and provide ongoing revenues for years to come as part of our growing film library,

    He is my buddy. I would hate to see what his enemies look like.

    We want to bring Java back to the desktop in a really big way. I'm here today to personally tell you we are working hard to make Mac the best Java delivery vehicle on the planet. The biggest thing we are doing is we are going to bundle Java 2 SE into every single copy of Mac OS X the upcoming Macintosh operating system that we ship later on this year.

    Our computer is more beautiful than the other guy's computer,

    Today, we are bringing it to the 20th country, which is Japan,

    Some people didn't like the old mouse. We have many faults, but we listen. We are moving from what some people called the worst mouse to the best mouse in the industry,

    The G3 266-MHz (chip) is as fast as a 500-MHz Pentium, which doesn't even exist because they can't make them,

    Look, we have to get this thing under a thousand dollars. But we can afford to pay up to that because we have to live with these things for five years. We don't want to buy something that's going to be obsolete in nine months.

    We're thrilled to have concluded the best year in Apple's history.

    Our relationship with Microsoft is kind of like a marriage. It's terrific 99 percent of the time. And one percent of the time we argue, usually over multimedia. And in life, that's not a bad ratio.

    Tim has been doing this job for over two years now, and it's high time we officially recognized it with this promotion.

    So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.

    Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.


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