Can you show me a "new" product line that was done solely on Cook's watch? (... and, please, don't say iPad mini... it's a tablet after all). If not, then, we'll have to wait and see. We know what Cook is good at, you told us that... but let's see if he's also good at creating a market for a new take on an old idea.
The problem with your scenario is that I haven't criticized Cook... yet. I'm not totally sold. I want to see what he is going to do with "new" product/ideas. We know what he can do with old product. That he does quite well. New ideas is what Jobs used to grow the company. If Steve relied on old products (ie. - computers) he would have done better than anyone in the field today (still is, actually)... but the company would still be just a small computer...
It's a tad disconcerting when I read so much hate of Wall Street when AAPL goes down, but so much faith in Wall Street when AAPL goes up. That's my general feeling... I'm not sure of your specific sentiment.
Well, that's the problem, isn't it. ... but that just underscores what I've been saying, if Tim is the only answer then he'd better be able to handle the job. From what you are saying you know what comes next if he can't execute.
Until now I know what ideas were Steve's... but even if one of the "new" products to be introduced in the next 2 or 3 years was actually Steve's idea, it will still be Tim's implementation of that idea. Exactly... things can change.
Hmmm... I guess the guy talking about word mapping was correct. A lot of people only want to talk about stock valuation and product volume. What happened to innovation... Like I said... I'll wait until I see the "new" products. This is Tim's year.