The critics were impossibly wrong: Apple CEO Tim Cook was — and is — the right person for the job

A lot of nonsense has been said about Tim Cook since he took over as chief executive of Apple nearly a decade ago, and with his company’s latest quarterly blowout, he has proven the naysayers all wrong yet again.

Products under Tim Cook

The story of Tim Cook’s tenure as Apple CEO will undoubtedly be the meteoric rise of the iPhone, which is the bedrock of Apple’s success and profits. The iPhone is arguably the most successful consumer electronics device in the history of computing, and the vast majority of that success has come under Cook’s watch.

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