‘Excellence Has Become a Habit’

Apple COO Tim Cook, on today’s Q1 2011 call:

Apple is doing its best work ever. We are all very happy with product pipeline and the team here has an unparalleled breadth and depth that Steve has driven in the company, and excellence has become a habit. We feel very very confident about the future of the company. I would also note that we’ve done outstanding job in our Mac: 19 straight quarters of outgrowing market, but still have a very low share. It would seem like still enormous opportunity there.

If you’re still worried Apple will falter without Steve Jobs at the helm, read that quote again.