Should Tim Cook step down?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by sza, Nov 14, 2018.

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Should Tim Cook step down as CEO?

Poll closed Dec 14, 2018.
  1. Yes

    28 vote(s)
    29.8%
  2. No

    62 vote(s)
    66.0%
  3. Not sure

    4 vote(s)
    4.3%
  1. sza macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Apple stock finally is falling into bear market today. Apple can’t be led by a business man.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Such a tired question, but I'll play
    No, he isn't going to step down
    And no, he shouldn't
     
  3. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    I voted no because you said ASAP in your question.

    A company can live on a reputation for only so long if their goal is to just maximize their profits in the short run.

    I will not claim that Apple's later generation of computers are a "dumpster fire" but it's close to being one :(.
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    I’d say Apple can only be led by a businessman (or woman of course). Who else would you have lead them?
     
  5. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Yarp. Apple's design has doesn't have the WOW factor any more. It's more to the same with each successive generation thinner than the previous. The last time I was impressed by Apple's design was the lamp shade iMac. Machine was a thing of beauty, both in form and function.
     
  6. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    New iPad is perfect design.....I can only hope that iPhone XI will follow that same design...
     
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Just ordered a 2018 Mac mini. Looks the same thickness as the 2014 model to me!
     
  8. RecentlyConverted macrumors 6502a

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    From a shareholders point no, from a customers point yes.
     
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    He should go to jail.
     
  10. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Once in a while an emoji alone sums up all the response needed to a thread.

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. RecentlyConverted macrumors 6502a

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    And the award for the most controversial comment of the day goes to....

    A newbie jumping right in, time to put hard hats on!
     
  12. Lioness~ macrumors 65816

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    Tim is actually growing on me. Had more against him earlier.
    But he’s starting to get more secure in being CEO, in who he is in this role.

    So No.
     
  13. martin2345uk macrumors 6502a

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    For...?
     
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    For intentionally slowing iPhones through deception..software updates..to drive sales of newer versions..just to name an example..
     
  15. D.T. macrumors G3

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    Is he on a raised stage? Yeah, I mean, he could step down, or maybe jump down if it's not too high. Heck, maybe even do a little parkour to get down!
     
  16. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    Congrats !!!

    Don't be afraid to take it back for a refund in the 14 day window if it has any T2 bridge OS crashes / restarts.
     
  17. Relentless Power, Nov 14, 2018
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    So, because Apple stock has dropped, Tim Cook should just ultimately abandon everything and walk away from Apple? Do you think that’s a true sign of a leader to leave Apple because of some stock fluctuation? What about all the positive things that have occurred under Tim Cook over the last six years? I’m not sure why we need to focus on [one] thing about the stock market, considering Apples growth/success in almost every facet since his undertaking when Jobs passed.
     
  18. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    I think every Apple product I’ve bought had a reported issue. But I’ve never found that myself. I think there is a tendency for people to report every issue as if it’s something that will affect everyone. Plus if it’s faulty I’ll take it back anytime I need to in the first three years. Apple care ;)
     
  19. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    #20
    Take a look at this thread (over 100 pages).

    The T2 chip with the bridge OS fault is a problem in the newer model Mac computers (with no guaranteed solution).

    If you read the thread, you will see almost everyone with the problem got little satisfaction from Apple (because Apple has no fix) and they all recommend that people return the computers within the 14 day period.

    I'm not at all suggesting that people not buy a new model Mac. I'm just saying that if the computer shows any problems within the 14 day period, just return it (rather than get on the service merry go round and pass your 14 day return). You can always then purchase another.
     
  20. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Isn't that how technology has worked for decades?
     
  21. markbyrn macrumors demi-god

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    Certainly not for the ups and down of the stock market; financially speaking, Apple went through the roof since Steve Job's passing. Not sure Jobs would have taken the company to the financial heights it achieved. That said, I don't think any next 'big thing' will be coming out of Apple as long as Cook is at the helm.
     
  22. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    14 day return period has been extended for Christmas already. https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/14/apples-extended-holiday-return-begins/

    I’ll see what occurs. I just find most problems you read about don’t materialise for me. Maybe I’m just lucky.
     
  23. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    I reckon Tim Cook couldn't fart without half of this site's membership calling for his head on a spike.
     
  24. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Steve Jobs would never have farted! :D
     

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