Tag Archive: Tim Cook

While I was out buying hurricane supplies…

Aug. 26, ‘11: Apple pulled the plug on iTunes TV show rentals. Apple says it’s because people overwhelmingly preferred buying the shows when both options were available. Perhaps that’s true. But it’s not like the studios made that many shows available for rental … Continue reading →

Is Tim Cook mean enough?

Aug. 26, ‘11: Good point by the WSJ: Steve Jobs has gotten a lot done by being Steve Jobs. He can tell people they’re stupid, and they’ll agree and probably even give him what he wants, because he’s Steve Jobs. Tim Cook can’t … Continue reading →

Refreshing Apple’s org chart

Aug. 25, ‘11: Apple updated its leadership page overnight, reflecting Steve Jobs’ new role as chairman and Tim Cook’s elevation to CEO. The first thing that you notice is that Steve Jobs is no longer in the upper-left corner of the chart. Nor is … Continue reading →

Tim Cook’s all-staff email: Apple is not going to change

Aug. 25, ‘11: Ars Technica’s Jacqui Cheng has obtained Tim Cook’s first all-staff email as Apple CEO. I want you to be confident that Apple is not going to change. I cherish and celebrate Apple’s unique principles and values. Steve built a company and … Continue reading →

The only question about Tim Cook: Will he be as good as Steve at saying “no”?

Aug. 24, ‘11: As CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs did many things very well, but the best was his ability to say “no” when defining Apple’s products and vision. For example: The way he said “no” to a floppy drive for the iMac, … Continue reading →

Just like that, the iPad is already bigger than the Mac

Jul. 19, ‘11: It’s only been a year and a few months since Apple’s iPad launched, but as of last quarter, it has already passed Apple’s 27-year-old Mac business in revenue. During the June quarter, Apple sold 9.2 million iPads for $6 billion … Continue reading →

Apple’s board is planning for the post-Steve Jobs era

Jul. 19, ‘11: The WSJ’s Yukari Iwatani Kane, Joann Lublin, and Nick Wingfield report: Since Steve Jobs went on medical leave this winter, some members of Apple Inc.’s board have discussed CEO succession with executive recruiters and at least one head of a high-profile … Continue reading →