Let's unite for new Mac Pro!!!!

Started Apr 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Let's unite for new Mac Pro!!!!
In reply to Barry Fitzgerald, May 14, 2012

Barry Fitzgerald wrote:

I'm no Apple fan but I think most folks knew Jobs was gifted and yes obsessed with his area (which is why he was good at it) Cook is a bit of a behind the scenes guy, maybe he does some good stuff admin wise, or inventory he's supposed to be spot on.

It isn't as matter of "maybe" or "he's supposed to be". It's widely acknowledged that Tim Cook refined Apple operations to the point that it was a competitive advantage against other companies. This is significant because other companies could not take it as far as Apple and Tim Cook did, or did not think to. When other companies cannot secure enough tablet-sized LCDs at a good price to beat the iPad price point, that is all because Tim Cook looked ahead and locked it down with contracts. That is not trivial.

This does not come down to a Steve vs Tim face-off. Apple's success needed both. Steve could not do it without the right team in place to support his wild concepts. Tim and Jonathan Ive were part of that team. Tim can probably be a great CEO as long as there are enough other people on the team to provide the creative spark that Steve did. Tim can't do that on his own because he is a numbers and discipline guy. Jonathan Ive and other unnamed staff might be enough, or they might now. We'll see. But it is unlikely that Tim Cook is a liability. In fact Apple may need Tim to keep the company from sliding into wasteful spending and loss of control over the supply chain.

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