The Wall Street Journal has published an interview that Apple CEO Tim Cook gave reporter Daisuke Wakabayashi. Of course, as Cook says, the company's best days are still ahead of it. He discussed emerging markets, the perception that Apple is no longer a growth company, new products and more. He also talked about Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola and Apple's own approach at acquiring new companies.
We've looked at big companies. We don't have a predisposition not to buy big companies. The money is also not burning a hole in our pocket where we say let's make a list of 10 and pick the best one. We're not doing that. We have no problem spending ten figures for the right company that's the right and that's in the best interest of Apple in the long-term. None. Zero.
But we're not going to go out and buy something for the purposes of just being big. Something that makes more fantastic products, something that's very strategic – all these things are of interest and we're always looking regardless of size.
Read the full article through at the Wall Street Journal. Note that the site does have a paywall.
Other news from Friday afternoon included:
- Apple is trying to sniff out the source of an unusual odor plaguing one of its Santa Monica, Calif. stores. A foul odor made its first appearance several weeks ago, and air testing equipment was spotted in the store as Apple tried to deduce what it is.
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