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From what I've read of this thread, did anyone actually catch the *context* of his *actual remarks* or did we all stop reading at the headline/lead?

He didn't say that Apple wasn't interested in making a profit, nor did he say that investors who are interested in profit should go elsewhere. What he *did actually say* is that not **everything** Apple does is concerned with return on investment above all other considerations -- and brought up the example of Apple making sure that their devices work well for blind and other disabled persons. As for the "go elsewhere" quote, he again didn't actually say that, its a paraphrase. What he actually said was that sometimes Apple invests in things not because of guaranteed ROI but because they were "just and right." His actual quote: "if you want me to do things only for ROI reasons, you should get out of this stock."

The reason he said that is because the idiot questioner (unsurprisingly from a conservative dumb tank) asked to him pledge -- on the spot -- that Apple would from now on filter everything they do by ROI. Said idiot also had his proposal put on the ballot for shareholders to vote on -- and he didn't manage to get even three percent of the vote. His other question to Cook made it plain he was a climate-change-denier nutcase with an agenda against Al Gore. Again, Cook handed him his rear end and told him to SD&STFU.

ENTIRELY appropriate answers on both counts, IMO.
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