Speaking of this AAPL closed ahead of XOM once again. I notice that the usual tech sites and posters seem to be ignoring their predictions of doom for AAPL once Jobs stepped aside. It went the other way in fact. Investors know that Tim Cook has been the power behind the throne for a couple of years now and they are confident in his leadership. Jobs sure is.
Do people expect Cook to be a complete clone of Jobs and to make all the same decisions as Jobs?
If Cook ever makes a decision that Jobs would not have done, and it brings more success to Apple, how will Apple fanatics explain it? Will they admit that Jobs was wrong? Or will they want to see Cook fail because "that's not what Steve would do"?