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Report: Apple looking for new CEO

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Apr 2013, 17:26

According to Wall Street sources, current Apple CEO Tim Cook is on the hot seat at Apple with some suggesting that the Cupertino based firm is looking for a new leader; with several big funds already sharply paring their Apple holdings, the pressure is on Cook to turn things around now or else face the wrath of the board...

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posted on 21 Apr 2013, 20:45 9

49. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Makes no diffrent between Steve Job and Tim Cook, they have the same theory!

Bringing the same phone and same booring with restrictead OS, over and over again™

There are no evolution nor revolution on there products or brand!

Just a Apple logo stamped with low feautres with a high price midrange phone™

My foot©

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 00:02 2

62. blingblingthing (Posts: 578; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

Don't know why more people aren't agreeing. Apple is doing what it's been doing for so long, only this time the competition has caught on and is now well ahead. Stock holders know Apple will now have to compete by lowering prices and lowering their profit margins.

Anyone in the know knows Apple will fall to android, no they won't die, they just will not as rich as they could be if android didn't exist.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 17:54 2

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4322; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Some that can bring about overall change should be eligible.
Why not let candidates render their own new concept of Apple devices?? :P

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 18:35 3

14. tedkord (Posts: 14135; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

First, we'll open everything up. Side loading will be allowed. We will go with industry standards, like micro usb and 720/1080p. We will build true multitasking and adaptive resolution into iOS. We will offer several different sizes of iPhone. Macs will become a side burner, as PCs are on the downside. Drop the iWatch, but concentrate on an iTV.

When do I start?

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 18:42 3

15. s1ebee (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)

In the UK we already know that iTV is sh*t

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 19:40 2

30. tedkord (Posts: 14135; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

What about Sparrow and Nightingale?

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 18:08 1

8. KFear (Posts: 147; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

It will be interesting to see how new leadership will steer the company, and into what direction? An iwatch is NOT the solution. Someone needs to think of new ideas while keeping perfection simple. I think we will see a lot of failed products until they find something huge that all the apple crazed people will surely be allll over. I just can't even think about what direction they should go in besides expanding IOS into a more personalized experience.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 18:10 5

9. Apartments (Posts: 17; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

He needs to be gone for being so stubborn. .it's 2013 and the icrap hasn't changed any same small screen. .no sd card slot. .no removal battery. .no mms..no blue tooth. .no nfc..thanks Samsung love my galaxy note ll

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 18:30 5

12. sectime (unregistered)

To be 14 again.... Have you discovered girls yet?

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 19:07 3

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 24958; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

No mms?

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 09:44

69. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

He also said no bluetooth.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 19:57 2

32. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

Can't blame him until 5S/6. 4S/5 and possibly 5S are still under Job's designs.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 03:54

66. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

That's something most people overlook... Apple, and the rest of these companies too for that matter, don't just wait for opening day sales of a product to start designing the successor. It's all in the pipe well in advance. The current crop of products people are saying have gone stale were all fleshed out long ago.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 18:11 1

10. mydi.maus (unregistered)

it will never be the same for apple,.spiraling down hope they find someone better..

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 18:27 2

11. jaymulli (Posts: 20; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)

Tim Cook just isnt a leader he is great at business but when it comes to creativity and innovation it just isnt there i think its a good idea to bring in somebody that can be at the top and judge whether something will truly work like steve jobs did, and i wouldnt be surprised to see jony ive up for it, he has that little bit of steve jobs in him.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 18:55 5

17. itreday (Posts: 68; Member since: 24 May 2012)

In case you guys didn't know, the iPhone 5 was completely made by the late Steve Jobs, and so will be the next devices unless they scrap the ideas. Steve Jobs planned 5 years ahead before he died..

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 19:07 2

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 24958; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

That's true...he did

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 19:23

22. dangchitrung (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)

When Android is "cooked" it means positive. When we say Apple has been "cooked" it means hell negative.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 19:25

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 24958; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

This is a shocker. Big business at work I guess...

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 19:28 2

25. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I think like some users and fans......investors and analyst put Apple on too high of a pedestal. Investors and analyst are complaining, and yet I can name a handful of companies real quick that wish they could have iPhone, iPad sales and Apple's stock, market value.

That said...if this turns out to be true......."you reap what you sow"...

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 19:31 1

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 24958; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Crazy news huh

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 19:54 1

31. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I will file this rumor under pics or it didnt happen...lol. Some ppl might just have higher than high expectations of Apple.

Crazy indeed. Might be time for Apple to step away from the lime light, all the attention. This is part of what worries me about Google, Samsung, Android as a whole... what goes up must come down. I dont want Android to get too popular.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 19:59 1

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 24958; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I see your point. This is gonna be an interesting year for apple.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 19:32 2

28. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

For me its woz #1
Forstall #2
Ive #3

Woz is such a great Tec guy. Don't know how he would be as CEO but he should be involved with something at apple.
Forstall is the most like jobs.
Ive is a visionary alot like jobs was.

That my top 3

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 20:26 1

40. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Oh crap!!! I thought I would not hear this type of news until next year. My estimates were way off.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 20:28

41. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)


posted on 21 Apr 2013, 20:30 2

42. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Noone can fill the shoes of Steve Jobs...its not Tims fault. Just bad timing and Apple not listening to its customers.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 20:32 3

43. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

This is the truth in reality.

Apple was built around Steve Jobs. He was Apple. History has proven that no other could captain Apple as he could. Apple worked around Steve's vision. When he was segregated from Apple, it faltered under all others. Thirty years of existence of Apple has the best years being led by him. Ousting Tim is not the answer. Apple's DNA is thirty years planted and only Steve knew how to manipulate this.

Apple will retain a foundation for years to come. But, it will have to work much harder to maintain interest from consumers. Just as it tried with our generation. It will not be just about pretty things anymore. Jony Ive is a hardware designer, not a software engineer. Apple must rely on intuitive innovation rather than patenting things that may never come to fruition.

John B.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 21:21 4

56. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

There's nothing wrong with the job Tim Cook has been doing. They need to leave him in place and dump the 5 year plan Steve Jobs had in place after his death. That worked for HIM, but no one can connivence people to buy the exact same phone 5 years in a row except for SJ. Bringing Woz on board would be cool, but Cook should stay.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 22:38 5

60. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Bring back Steve Wozniak!!! Bring back Steve Wozniak!!!

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