Tim Cook is second runner up for Time's Person of the Year
posted by Alan F. / Dec 19, 2012, 10:58 PM
the technologist. And it was pointed out how opposite the more meticulous Cook is than his predecessor. In fact, Time said of the executive, "he looks like something Jobs would have made. Cook’s flawless cap of white hair could have been designed by Jony Ive and fabricated in China out of brushed aluminum." It also takes a special kind of person to run a company sitting on $120 billion of cash and has a stock market value more than Google and Microsoft combined.
We saw a glimpse of the difference between the legendary Jobs and Cook when the latter apologized for the disaster that was Apple Maps, suggesting that iOS 6 users try a competitor's mapping application until Apple Maps is bullet-proof. On the other hand, when the launch of the Apple iPhone 4 brought the Antennagate/Lefthanded death grip antenna attenuation, Jobs' reaction was far from an apology; the CEO told millions of iPhone users that they were holding the phone wrong.
It’s a huge market with huge potential with an enormous emerging middle class that really wants Apple products. I think it will be our largest market, over time." It didn't look that way this past January when a delay in opening an Apple Store in the country on the date of the Apple iPhone 4S launch, led to violence. Armed with a new system that gave those who pre-ordered the Apple iPhone 5 an exact time to come into the store to pick up the unit, Apple sold 2 million units in the first three days that the phone went on sale in the country. One thing that Cook will need to figure out is how to get the iPhone in with the world's largest carrier, China Mobile. A proprietary 3G network has kept the phone away from the carrier and China Mobile has turned to the Nokia Lumia 920T, built specifically for the operator's network. But with TD-LTE coming to China Mobile next year, it is hoped that Apple can work something out which would allow the device to be sold on all three of China's major carriers instead of the two it is sold at now (China Unicom, China Telecom).
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source: Time via TUAW
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Are you fu**king kidding me??
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 11:03 PM 19
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Hey winning $1 billion in a bulls**t lawsuit is pretty impressive. I mean him jobs and ive invented the rectangle with square edges. What did Larry Page and google do? It's not like they revolutionized search, created the best mobile mapping service, pioneered voice commands, created a powerful yet affordable nexus line or anything.
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 11:53 PM 20
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posted on Dec 19, 2012, 11:04 PM 8
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I have alot of respect for Malala. I will be mature for once and not comment on Mr. Cook. As for Obama, cheers to a man willing to put himself through all the stress a president has to go through. Lets hope 2013 brings even greater people
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 11:26 PM 6
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What? Why? I can understand Steve Jobs being Time's person of the year despite hating him, but Tim Cook? He basically drove Apple to the ground...
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 12:02 AM 3
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Obama is also running something much more important into the ground. That must be the basis for winning this "prestigious" award.
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 4:46 AM 3
Cook reminds of that head coach that took over the SF 49'ers after Walsh retired. He took the reigns of a Super Bowl winning team and got accolades for all the work that was put in place prior to him being in command. A few years went by and the team went south because he didn't have the skills Walsh had. Give it at least 3-5 years and if he's doing half as good as Jobs, maybe Cook deserves the award, assuming no one has done anything more deserving of the award than just running Apple.
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 12:07 PM 1
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First of all, why would Obama get it in the first place? Secondly, their 2nd runner up was a CEO of a technology company that's stock as dropped 200 in just a short couple months. They literally haven't changed a single thing about iOS in 7 years and their mobile products are all exactly the same, just different sizes and are insanely over priced. Time mag. is now discredited. Science!
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 1:03 PM 0
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