Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, has reportedly emailed employees to thank them for their recent, herculean efforts, and to make those thanks manifest, given them the U.S. Thanksgiving week off in its entirety. Jordan Kahn for 9to5Mac:
I realize many of you worked tirelessly to bring us this far. I know it required great personal sacrifice…In recognition of your incredible efforts and achievements, I’m happy to announce that we’re extending the Thanksgiving holiday this year.
Pretty much everyone at Apple, in every department, worked their asses off, some night and day, to get iOS 7 and iPhone launch done, and everything that goes with it. They're still working their asses off, some night and day, to get the rest of Apple's 2013 lineup locked, loaded, and launched.
Cook's gesture is great. Apple employees' passion is phenomenal.
Thanks from everyone here at iMore as well!