So I’ve been sitting here for hours staring at white color swatches trying to find the exact right shade for the new iPhone. And just to give my eyes a rest I thought I’d take a little break and look at some recent photos of myself. It’s something I like to do from time to time. Anyhoo, as I was looking through the shots I came across this one from our recent press event and I was struck by how amazingly nice my beard is looking these days. I mean look at it. Cool, right? Gives me just the right amount of Arafat-style gravitas without making me look old. I can’t tell you how difficult it is to get this balance just right. It’s all about salt versus pepper, yin and yang. You don’t want to know how many colorists I’ve sent away in tears after they frigged it up by having 1% too much white or something. I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Ana Medeiros, the woman (magician?) who has been doing my color recently. I discovered her working at the Vidal Sassoon salon in Beverly Hills and brought her on full-time to work at Apple. Signed her to a non-compete contract, too, so forget about it, Larry. She’s all mine. Ana, you’re the best. Honestly. I thank you, and my beard thanks you too. Much love.