Excerpts from Tim Cook's Bloomberg Businessweek interview
FORTUNE — We always knew that Steve Jobs was going to be a tough act to follow, so I suppose his successor should be forgiven if he came across in his NBC and Bloomberg Q&As Thursday as painfully sincere and even a little schmaltzy — something the more cynical Jobs always managed to avoid.
The big PR coup in both interviews, of course, was the news that Apple AAPL is bringing some — but not much — of its manufacturing work back to the U.S. Cook also gave Bloomberg’s Josh Tyrangiel a better explanation for why Scott Forstall had to go, and some of the detail in his description of Jobs’ parting words struck me as new.
As for the rest, here are the quotes that stuck out for me:
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