Given the breadth and scope of Apple's WWDC 2014 announcements it's not surprising that the man at the helm of it all, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook is getting a lot of attention and analysis thrown his way. Some of it has been excellent, some of it has been dreadful. Right in the middle is a new profile from the New York Times that includes some interesting commentary from Apple SVP of design, Jony Ive:
Like I wrote about back in 2012, Tim Cook's Apple takes the same elegance Jobs applied to products and applies it to the company itself. That mainstream media is only now picking up on how important Cook is to the company is a testament both to his style of operations and their choices in reporting.
The profile also includes comments from Apple board member and Disney CEO, Robert Iger, and covers Cook's focus on human rights and the environment, along with Wall Street's grumblings over the stock and the realities of the law of large numbes. Sadly, it's not without canards of its own:
Except for 2011, of course, when Steve Jobs did just that.
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.