Apple Senior Vice President of Design Jony Ive is quoted quite a bit in this New York Times profile on Apple CEO Tim Cook.
His thoughts on Cook as CEO are largely flattering, and that should be quite the vote of confidence for the company — Ive formerly played right hand man to Steve Jobs, and the two of them could be spotted regularly eating lunch together in the Apple cafeteria.
Below are three Cook-specific quotes from Ive as they appear in the profile."Jonathan Ive [...] says Mr. Cook has not neglected the company’s central mission: innovation. 'Honestly, I don’t think anything’s changed,' he said. And that includes the clamor for some exciting new thing. 'People felt exactly the same way when we were working on the iPhone,' Mr. Ive added. Regarding the critics who call for Apple wizardry right away: "It is hard for all of us to be patient. It was hard for Steve. It is hard for Tim." "If Mr. Jobs was maniacal about design, Mr. Cook projects 'quiet consideration,' Mr. Ive said. Mr. Cook digests things carefully, with time, which Mr. Ive said “testifies to the fact he knows it’s important."
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