He could have improved the 17" MacBook Pro to improve sales, but that's a lot harder than just axing it. It makes sense in one way, since having the 17" MBP next to the Retina MBPs would lead to confusion between wanting the biggest screen or the highest resolution, so I'll give him that one. Mainly though, Cook's specialty is managing production and distribution. He's exceptionally good at that, but those skills aren't what's needed to lead in innovation.
8/2/12 at 11:56am