“Apple CEO Tim Cook talked Chinese working conditions, potential for a dividend, Apple TV and product cannibalization at a Goldman Sachs investment conference, but the biggest news may have been about the speaker himself,” Larry Dignan reports for ZDNet.
“Simply put, Cook is the right person at the right time for Apple,” Dignan reports. “Apple and Cook are simply more likeable to me.”
Dignan reports, “Why does this matter? Cook’s approach, tone and personality will be better for Apple at this point in its history. The company is going to be a target on multiple fronts… Cook can manage through those wild cards better than Jobs would have. It’s hard to imagine Jobs walking through the supply chain flap and coming off well. Congressional hearings? Forget about it. Jobs would have been a mess. Cook can juggle those hand grenades. Apple under Jobs had this religious aura and army of fanboys was created. Under Cook, the vibe is different.”
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