“Since departing Burberry for Apple’s retail empire, the tech-savvy executive has been largely hidden from view,” Ainsley O’Connell reports for Fast Company. “Instead, CEO Tim Cook does the talking.”

“Today was no different. Without any advance notice, Ahrendts appeared in the back of Apple’s latest store,” O’Connell reports. “For a brief quarter-hour at lunchtime, Ahrendts smiled for the cameras and took in the bustling crowds. Then, once again, she was gone.”

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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote last September:

Cook’s best hire to date. Plus, if he, God forbid, ever got hit by a bus, she could slide right into the CEO position. Of that, we have no doubt. Ahrendts’ track record is stellar. Having two world-class CEOs in the executive suite should give Apple shareholders a strong sense of security. Just as Jobs had Cook, Cook has Ahrendts.