There are a couple posts since this week that seemed like an orchestrated effort to discredit Tim Cook specifically and Apple in general. See, there are folks who are suggesting that Apple has begun looking for Tim Cook’s replacement. Bull crap (feel free to go stronger than that). I’m not going to be linking to them because it just feeds this beast.
So, I’ll like to Fortune’s counter post on this and I recommend reading it as it puts what’s going on at Apple in perspective – namely, a dysfunctional stock market with blatant abuses and manipulations that the government is helpless to do anything about and an once respected business magazine (Forbes) that has turned to company hacks with agendas or axes to grind.
Apparently, and I've felt this as well, Forbes has hired itself out to be used as an investment and agenda driven blog site for "financial" and tech bloggers that has questionable analytic skills and documented biases towards one company or another. And these days, Forbes knows that to drive traffic, getting on the Apple bashing bandwagon gets eyeballs.
In fact, on this Tim Cook replacement topic, Forbes has competing posts about that. What better way to game the click-bait game than to play both sides?
However, it’s not to say that Tim Cook isn’t without blame. Heck, I’m not sure he is to be blamed for anything. All I am saying is that maybe someday, just maybe Tim Cook may be replaced for something he did. After all, no one is perfect. Even Steve Jobs made a few blunders at Apple and elsewhere. But if does happen, it’ll be cause Apple fans demand it.
And right now, Apple fans and bloggers are just as happy with Tim Cook as they have been with Steve Jobs.
Whatever happens or results from Apple’s earnings for the last quarter, I only know that they’ll make billions and add that much if not more in cash to its accounts and will do what’s good for the company with it and the stockholders be damned.