Profile of Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Insight Into His Alabama Roots

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. MacSince1990 macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2009
    Unlike his predecessor, he's at least a decent person.
  2. dec. Suspended


    Apr 15, 2012
    Random thought after reading some "Tim is not nice" stuff... I sometimes think that the timing of Steve Jobs death was very unfortunate for many fanboys - not only for the obvious reasons.
    The mobile phone market has changed drastically over the past 3 or 4 years, same with the tablet market and while Apple obviously were highly influential, I wonder how Steve Jobs would have handled the strong growing competition that he didn't have to face during his lifetime. I'm not into the "Steve wouldn't have done this" stuff, but considering the changes in that mobile world and also in the content world (also in regards to Apple TV), I think that he would have had to bend over many times more than any Apple fanboy would like to admit. But like I said, it's a random thought and I don't mean it negative or anything, Tim Cook just took over control at a point where the entire game has changed. IMHO. So be nice to him!
  3. Solomani macrumors 68030


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    If those pictures are from the 1970s, like Cook's, then you have a valid excuse to dismiss it.

    But if the photos are from the 1990s and beyond…. you deserve all the ridicule you get! :D
  4. brainkilla macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2013
    Oh, c'mon, it was Cook's - he looked like an old lady with a really bad perm. John Ivy looked like a proper British punk rock teen, nothing to see there.
  5. Sven G macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2012
    Tim Cook IMHO is a perfectly capable CEO.

    As for hairstyles, I don't really understand why many of you denigrate the '70s; and hadn't it been for the '70s and their projection towards the future, nothing of what we have today would be here, especially in the computer field.

    And many of today's hairstyles are much worse (or even non-existent), of course...

    Anyway, Tim Cook seems to be a really good manager for Apple, quite capable also at an international level.
  6. J.gerbes macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    Here you go :)


  7. worstwriter macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2012
    You've got to be kidding

    Yes. Yes. Let us honor the perfect American Corporate Automaton. This is what everyone should strive for in the quest towards Fail Upward perfection. And now... let's go puke-up something to buy that we don't need nor afford. Unpaid credit to the rescue of the American't dream. But in all seriousness. Hats off to offshore profiteering.
  8. babaroga73 macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2014
    That explains a lot

    That haircut on first picture certainly explains round contact pictures in ios7.

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  9. Reason077 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2007
    Are you kidding? Jony's hair was awesome! Especially for the late-70s/early-80s era. He looks like young Bono!
  10. thekeyring macrumors 68040

    Jan 5, 2012
    Because he was personally recommended by Steve Jobs to run Apple.


    True, but Tim Cook was pretty much running Apple while Steve Jobs was on medical leave. This happened a number of times... He had a number of 'trial runs' and obviously didn't do anything to stop Steve wanting him as CEO.
  11. Mystic386 macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2011
    Thanks for pointing out Steve was not perfect. I think pretty much everyone already knows that. I mean who is?

    What most tend to focus on is what Steve J achieved in his lifetime. Apple - Pixar - Next and Apple. I also admire what he seems to have achieved in his personal family life, appearing to have a normal family and family home in an a suburban neighbourhood. You know when we mention these things and comment on the sheer talent of the guy we know he wasn't perfect. I'm just not sure why someone has to pop up when there is a Steve was great comment and go " you know what he made mistakes, he wasn't perfect, he wasn't nice at times." Frankly who cares. We don't remember people by their mistakes.

    On a side note of CEO's Tim hasn't made obvious mis-steps. With hindsight we can see them. Apple do tend to stay proprietary and there have been many times through there history where that has worked against them. I wonder if that has happened recently for them. Ballmer is interesting because I struggle to think of anything he did well. I'm surprised he hung around so long. The new guy at MS looks interesting. Interesting times.
  12. designaholic macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2007
    Bristol, UK
  13. mccldwll macrumors 65816

    Jan 26, 2006

    How can you say that? Look at the super cool unboring ID WiiDSmoker created. :)
  14. jigzat macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2012
    Hair always come back to haunt us, every generation is the same, in 40 years our children will say the same thing about us.
  15. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Good for them, not that we've heard from any of them yet.
  16. chrimux macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Steve Jobs also wanted Scully to be in his team .... I respect Jobs a lot, but I do not think he was very good in choosing the right people. Cook was very good in the logistics division, but he is not a great CEO.
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    Apple Corps macrumors 68030

    Apr 26, 2003
    Spot on comment. Tim talks - the stock drops. Tim remains silent - the stock drops. His #1 objective is (or should be) returning shareholder value. AAPL now at $516.
  18. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

    Apr 26, 2003
    A non- selective fact:

    September 2012 both AAPL and GOOG trading at $700/share

    February 2014 AAPL at $516 and GOOG at $1230/share

    Another $14,000,000,000 wasted on buybacks - how is that working out so far ????

    From a partial owner of Apple Corporation, Cook = epic failure so far.
  19. jblagden, Mar 3, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2017

    jblagden macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2013
    I would respect his decision, but it's not like it's been working out particularly well. Just look at the Macs! The planned obsolescence! The impossibility of repair!
    --- Post Merged, Mar 3, 2017 ---
    That's the argument people make for Bill Gates. Windows is terrible, but Bill's a good guy.

    Personally, I'm more interested in results. More people use the products made by the companies these guys ran (or run in Cook's case) than actually know them. I don't know Gates or Cook, and I didn't know Jobs - but I've used products made under all of their leaderships. I've used Windows, I've used products made during Steve Jobs' time at Apple, and I've used products made during Tim Cook's (still ongoing) time as CEO of Apple.
  20. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

    Peter K.

    Nov 6, 2012
  21. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    Mac Pro
  22. atmenterprises macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2006
    Looks like a young Bono there.
  23. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68020


    Dec 31, 2007
    Colorado & Ontario
    Well at least he just has fashion to blame. Someone found a class photo from grade school, which caught me thoroughly spaced out, mid-gaze out the window, with a finger well on its way to or from my nose.

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