Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

Tim Cook Succeeded Steve Jobs as Apple CEO Nine Years Ago Today

MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
50,084
11,349


Nine years ago today, on August 24, 2011, Steve Jobs stepped down as Apple CEO for the final time. Jobs was immediately named Apple's chairman, with then-COO Tim Cook taking over leadership of the company.


Jobs sadly passed away just six weeks later, on October 5, one day after Apple introduced the iPhone 4s with Siri. He was 56. His death resulted in an outpouring of condolences from family, friends, colleagues, Apple fans, and notable figures around the world, ranging from Steve Wozniak to Bill Gates to former President Barack Obama.

"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being," said Cook. "Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."

Apple under Cook has grown to become the world's most valuable company. While nothing has truly compared to the iPhone, perhaps the most successful consumer product of all time, one major device introduced during Cook's tenure is the Apple Watch, praised for its life-saving features like the ECG app, Emergency SOS calling, and fall detection.

Cook has previously said that Jobs' DNA will always be the foundation of Apple, which named the Steve Jobs Theater after him in 2017.



Article Link: Tim Cook Succeeded Steve Jobs as Apple CEO Nine Years Ago Today
 
Last edited:

mcfrazieriv

macrumors 6502a
Jan 30, 2012
839
2,074
Tim Cook... the greatest ice curling broomer champion of all time.

Took command of a rocket ship. Has miniaturized the iPhone a billion different ways to detect granny falling on the ground. Here's to hoping project Titan doesn't burn billions only to never see the light of day!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Dj64Mk7 and Huck

johnsc3

macrumors member
Apr 2, 2018
54
84


Nine years ago today, on August 24, 2011, Steve Jobs stepped down as Apple CEO for the final time. Jobs was immediately named Apple's chairman, with then-COO Tim Cook taking over leadership of the company.


Jobs sadly passed away just six weeks later, on October 5, one day after Apple introduced the iPhone 4s with Siri. He was 56. His death resulted in an outpouring of condolences from family, friends, colleagues, Apple fans, and notable figures around the world, ranging from Steve Wozniak to Bill Gates to former President Barack Obama.

"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being," said Cook. "Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."

Apple under Cook has grown to become the world's most valuable company. While nothing has truly compared to the iPhone, perhaps the most successful consumer product of all time, one major device introduced during Cook's tenure is the Apple Watch, praised for its life-saving features like the ECG app, Emergency SOS calling, and fall detection.

Cook has previously said that Jobs' DNA will always be the foundation of Apple, which named the Steve Jobs Theater after him in 2017.



Article Link: Tim Cook Succeeded Steve Jobs as Apple CEO Nine Years Ago Today
Nothing on Tim; Tim is great. Not sure if Epic would have tried this ‘protest’ mess with Steve. Thermo-nuclear, effin’ war, is that what it is called?
 

ArtOfWarfare

macrumors G3
Nov 26, 2007
8,901
4,714
Tim Cook hasn't been horrible, but he hasn't been great.

He has an intense focus on making money and has thrown the idea of having insanely great products and happy customers out the window.

If somebody wants to make a company that Steve Jobs would have been proud of (I'm sure he'd be ashamed of the monstrosity Cook has made) then that'd be the angle to go at. But we're in a post-PC world, and the post-phone world is coming.

Focus on where the puck is going, not where it is. Jump straight at AR and beat Apple with something insanely great. Give it actual killer apps that everyone needs but doesn't know they need yet - beat back the soulless crap that Apple, Google, and Microsoft will make.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.