This is somewhat surprising and great news for AAPL shareholders who want Tim Cook to stay in the role. With the last of his original 2011 RSU's expiring next year, it seemed like Cook was either going to retire or the board would wait until next year to announce a new compensation package. He is worth every penny (and more than 50% goes to taxes anyway!)
On the other hand, Apple has overspent on a few other exec packages over the past decade. Angela was an insane amount of $$$ for what she brought, and I believe O'Brien is even worse (lack of retail experience.) I would love to see Apple have a more diverse exec team and board in the coming years, but I also wish they were smarter with who was promoted into these prime positions. Just my 2 cents!
I would like apple execs to have more diverse thoughts - I don't care what gender, sexual orientation or skin colour:
I wish that apple focussed on hardware for professionals (and no - videographers aren't the only professionals - despite what Apple thinks)
I wish that Apples value for money would be better. laptop and iPhone prices are insane. I can afford it, but with TC I get the feeling I'm taken advantage of as he laughs his way to the bank.
I wish that Apple would stop pretending to be a social justice company. They are generally two-faced corporate capitalists and Tim Cook is not
exception - witnes his stock options ! I believe in honesty , not hypocrisy ...
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