Apple’s incredible patience

John Gruber, in reference to the late arrival of a front-facing camera on iPhone 4:

“[Apple will] only include hardware for which they have compelling software to complete the experience.”

I’ll add that Apple will only release hardware or software when its developers have devised the best way to achieve their goal(s) with said hardware or software. So steadfast is their resolve in this matter that they’ll endure public ridicule (“The iPad needs a camera!”) without complaint until the objective is met. To me, that’s the single most impressive thing about this company.