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What Makes Apple Different From Other Companies

In a 2006 Newsweek interview, Steve Jobs touched on what makes Apple different from so many other companies:

When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions.