When you're a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you're not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You'll know it's there, so you're going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.
Where: Rolling Stone, 3 Dec. 3, 2003.
Steve's obsession with quality design and products will always be a part of his legend. Sweating the details, regardless as to whether they are, or could be known to the end user, was imperative. Jobs did not settle for less than providing the consumer with a quality product, through and through.