Economy

The Elements of Power in the Rare-Metal Age

Steve Jobs's other legacy: He reinvented global resource supply lines.

Metal intensive.

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“There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share -- no chance,” Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer told a CEO forum before Steve Jobs released the iPhone in June 2007. 

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