Tim Cook Honors Steve Jobs' 59th Birthday: 'Details Matter, It's Worth Waiting to Get It Right'

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Today marks what would have been Steve Jobs' 59th birthday, and Apple fans around the world are once again remembering the Apple co-founder and CEO more than two years after his death.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is unsurprisingly one of those remembering Jobs today, and Cook has acknowledged the day in a pair of Tweets honoring Jobs and vowing to continue "the work he loved so much".

    While remembering Jobs' legacy, Cook may also be indirectly addressing Apple's lack of significant announcements so far in 2014, reminding his followers of Jobs' philosophy on making sure all details are taken care of.

    Cook has promised that Apple is working on "some really great stuff" in new product categories, with a smart watch and new television-related products topping the list of rumors. With Apple rarely being a company to rush to market, Cook may be quietly asking for patience as the company continues work on its upcoming products and services.

    Coincidentally, today also marks the 14th birthday of MacRumors. Founded in February 2000 before the introduction of the iPad, iPhone, and even the iPod and OS X, the site has grown enormously and fostered the creation of our sister sites TouchArcade and AppShopper. As always, we are grateful to our readers, contributors, sponsors, and all those for whom MacRumors is an online home or a regular stop.

    Article Link: Tim Cook Honors Steve Jobs' 59th Birthday: 'Details Matter, It's Worth Waiting to Get It Right'
  2. justinthesommer macrumors regular


    Feb 23, 2014
    United States
  3. SethBoy macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2007
    That’s one way to justify the time it’s taking for iWatch to make an appearance…
  4. gusapple macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2007
    The alphabetically sixth to last state.
    Happy birthday MacRumors! Congrats and thanks to Arn and the staff for 14 great years!
  5. cymerc macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    As if Apple somehow owes you a watch?
  6. Winni macrumors 68030


    Oct 15, 2008
    "Life punishes those who delay."
    -- Mikhail Gorbachev

    Others are already shipping products. Why wait for products from Apple that are not even announced but merely rumored?
  7. crackbookpro macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2009
    Om nom nom nom
    The newest adverts are going back to the old Apple. I think SJ would think that's pretty cool.

    Of course, all the new products, Steve would be proud of, but the latest ads are what Apple was/is all about. Took a couple decades for the products to do what they transpired to do from Steve's vision.

    Tim Cook is legit, and is putting most puzzle pieces in the proper place @ Apple.
  8. wickerman1893 macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2008
  9. Z400Racer37 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2011
    Cuz the products they're shipping suck.
  10. mcfly88 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2012
  11. JetBlack7 macrumors 68000


    May 14, 2011
    "It's Worth Waiting to Get It Right."

    We've been waiting since the depart of Steve Jobs for Apple to "get it right".
  12. D.T. macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Neat. Congrats!
  13. Macrolido macrumors regular


    May 14, 2012
    Monterrey, Mexico
  14. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2010
    One Infinite Loop, Cupertino CA
    Rest in peace, Steve.

    So young. It's tragic. Needless to say, he was an inspiration to many, an enemy to some, a villain to others.

    You could quote him, disagree with him, glorify or vilify him -

    But you can't ignore him. Because he changed things. He pushed the human race forward.

    Where others saw crazy, we saw genius.

    Because the one who was crazy enough to change the world, was the one who did.

  15. globalist macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2009
    Remembering Steve on his birthday: "Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right."

    Really Tim? So why the f did you rush iOS7? And Mavericks? And iTunes11?
  16. SusanK macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2012
    Very nice post remembering Steve. Thank you.
  17. trout4u, Feb 24, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2014

    trout4u macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    :D:DMac Pro or wait for mini :eek:
    Mac Pro or wait for mini :eek:
    Mac Pro or wait for mini :eek:

    Oh, happy birthday Steve and MR

    Mac Pro or wait for mini :eek:

    Mac Pro or wait for mini :eek:

    Well, theres no talk of the mini today, tomorrow is the regular announcement day. It looks like the Mac Pro!:D
  18. Dented macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2009
    Yes we're all missing out by not buying a Galaxy Gear. I mean a Gear 2. Sorry, I meant a Gear 10.1 with S-Pen. No, my mistake, the Gear 12-mini, that's the one for sure. Thank goodness I didn't wait for Apple.
  19. Nunyabinez macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    One of the problems with having a larger than life persona at the head of a company is that people's perceptions get all distorted.

    Because, while Steve was at the helm, everything went perfect, no products had flaws and everything was puppies and champaign.

    Steve's reality distortion field even works from the grave.
  20. Komrad808 macrumors member


    May 23, 2010
    On an active volcano
    Happy Birthday Steve! Thank you for paving the way of innovation the way it is today!

    Happy 14th years MacRumors! Thanks for all the continuing updates on how we are able to follow the path, in todays technology industry with Apple and beyond!
  21. whooleytoo macrumors 603


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    Perhaps a little ironic.. one of the things I noticed working in QA in Apple before & after Jobs' return was a noticeable switch from a "ship it when it's done" to a "ship is on time" mentality. Particularly when it came to OS releases.

    I guess now that Apple have shifted away from fixed, biannual Macworld releases (and are happy pre-announcing products that ship months later), the pressure is off again and the focus is going back to quality over time constraints.
  22. Nunyabinez macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    Happy Birthday MacRumors! Without you I would have to find some other way to be unproductive at work :D
  23. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    On computers/browsers where I have a homepage, MacRumors is it. I normally set it to None though - it's a waste of bandwidth to load a page I may or may not be interested in each time I launch a web browser.
  24. Nunyabinez macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    And mobile me? Oh wait, who rushed that out?
  25. signs macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2010
    That second tweet is indeed the Apple I care about. Those details add up so one can see the promise of what you're offering. This is part of the 'educating the user' that SJ's Apple always did. There's a big difference between saying "here's a great tablet" and "What will your verse be?" There's a story and understanding that one connects to.

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