The Best Quotes From Tim Cook’s Incredible Businessweek Interview [Round-Up]

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Tim Cook sat down with Bloomberg Businessweek for a massive 11-page interview. It’s incredible reading, well worth going through in total, but here are the best bits and quotes, ranging everywhere from Apple’s patriotism, to why Scott Forstall was fired, the future of the Mac, how Apple plans on fixing iOS 6 Maps, and much, much, much more.

Tim Cook: We’re Bringing Mac Production Back To The USA!

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Tim Cook visits Foxconn, where Apple's iMacs are traditionally assembled.
Tim Cook visits Foxconn, where Apple's iMacs are traditionally assembled.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that the company will invest over $100 million to bring some of its Mac production back to the United States in 2013. At least one model will be made exclusively in the U.S., Cook revealed during an interview on NBC’s Rock Center, though he wouldn’t reveal which model that would be.

Media Tycoon Mark Cuban Thinks Apple TV Deal With Cable Companies Would Be “Game Over” Move

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Content + A good experience = Winning
Content + A good experience = Winning

Legendary entrepreneur and businessman Mark Cuban knows a thing or two about the TV industry. Besides owning the Dallas Mavericks, Cuban founded HDNet Movies and is subsequently the chairman of AXS TV on the HDTV network. He also appears in Shark Tank, a reality TV show starring prominent entrepreneurs and business executives.

It’s no secret that Apple has been trying to reach agreements with Hollywood to create a totally new kind of TV experience. Negotiations have reportedly been ongoing for quite some time. In a recent interview, Cuban explained how Apple’s software integration with the cable companies would be a “game over” move. The TV industry would never be the same.

Phil Schiller On The Evolution Of The Mac And Abandoning Optical Drives

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Phil Schiller
Phil Schiller
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If Tim Cook is the operational brains behind Apple, then Phil Schiller is the showman. Since Steve Jobs passed away, Schiller has been the go-to guy for product unveilings at Apple’s high-profile media events. This past Tuesday, Schiller showed off a number of brand new products to the world, including the iPad mini and all-new iMac.

What does Apple’s marketing guru think about the company’s approach to designing products like the Mac?

More Macs Than They Can Count: Inside the Moscow Apple Museum [Gallery]

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Behold: The Moscow Apple Museum
Behold: The Moscow Apple Museum

At first glance, it looks as if someone’s raided a high street Apple Store, stolen all the iPhones and iPads and MacBooks Air, and dumped a load of retro computers in their place.

Look closer, and you’ll begin to understand what a remarkable achievement this place is.

Welcome to the Moscow Apple Museum, owned and operated by 46-year-old computer engineer Andrey Antonov. If ever you felt the need to explain to your kids how Apple got where it is today, this is the place to take them.

Jury Foreman Reveals How Apple Was Awarded A Landslide Victory Over Samsung

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Despite siding with Apple, not one member of the jury owned an iPhone.
Despite siding with Apple, not one member of the jury owned an iPhone.

It isn’t too difficult to understand why the jury involved in the Apple versus Samsung case made the verdict it did last Friday, awarding Apple a landslide victory and more than $1 billion in damages. But what isn’t clear is how the jury came to its decision. Thanks to Jury Foreman Vel Hogan, we now have a fascinating insight into what it was like to be part of that panel.

In his first TV appearance since the billion dollar patent trial came to an end, Hogan reveals how he made up his own mind, how the jury decided on the damages Samsung must pay Apple, whether feelings and emotions influenced the jury’s decision, and more.

What Is It About Apple Products That Causes That “Deep Emotional Connection?” [Interview]

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Hello, Lisa!
Hello, Lisa!
Photo: Jonathan Zufi

Jonathan Zufi is the curator and owner of the Shrine of Apple, a web-based museum with a single, slightly obsessive goal: to obtain one of every single Apple product ever produced, and display them all online as beautifully as possible.

Zufi wants to do for all the retro Apple stuff what modern bloggers (not unlike our very selves) do for every newly announced product.

If ever a website earned membership of the Cult of Mac, this is it.

Cult of Mac got in touch with Zufi to ask him a few questions about the project. Here’s what he said.