“Apple Computer chief executive Steve Jobs is reported to have been unhappy with some of the materials used to construct his $9 million glass cube outside the future home of one of the company’s flagship retail stores in Midtown Manhattan,” AppleInsider reports. “As a result, changes are already being made to the structure, which remains shrouded by large black panels as it awaits a formal unveiling alongside the 20,000-square-foot location later this spring.”
AppleInsider reports, “When workers began removing the black plywood panels from the cube last week, it looked as if construction was nearly complete. However, a report on ifoAppleStore explains the workers were instead swapping out sophisticated titanium hardware — positioned between the glass panels — because Jobs complained they were too conspicuous and interrupted the esthetic of the cube.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Attention to detail. It matters. It’s also why we love him and his products. If you’re going to build a giant $9 million cube, you might as well do it correctly; especially if you plan to take it with you someday. We pity the bozos that botched those titanium couplings.
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