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  • Apple CFO Tim Cook Widely Expected to Present iPad 2


    Contrary to the hopes of many Apple fans and creatures of habit, Apple CEO Steve Jobs will not be on hand Wednesday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California. Apple, on March 2nd, is expected to introduce the second generation iPad. As of this writing, however, reported plans call for Apple CFO and acting CEO Tim Cook to lead the presentation, effectively taking over the ceremonial duties typically reserved for Steve Jobs, who left the company he helped found last month on medical leave.

    All eyes of late have squarely focused on Tim Cook's emerging role inside the secretive walls of the Cupertino, Calfornia-based tech-giant. Last week during Apple's annual shareholders meeting, Tim Cook noticeably sat in the "big seat" - only the second time in a decade that Steve Jobs missed the meeting. People who know Tim Cook, reports the LA Times, say he "has mastered running Apple's business while giving the creative team room to roam on the cutting edge of technology and design." And although the company has never publicly discussed a potential CEO succession plan, Cook is thought to be the only logical choice for the job in the event that a new, permanent CEO needs to be installed.

    Apple's former chief talent officer Dan Walker believes that neither investors or gadget gurus need to fear if Tim Cook becomes the new big man in charge at Apple. "Tim is an incredible administrator and operational leader," Walker told the LA Times. "He is smart enough to accommodate creativity." But he's also not a showman. And it will be interesting to see how Cook attempts to wow his audience and the world beyond next week when he gives us our first official look at the iPad 2.

    Source: LA Times
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple CFO Tim Cook Widely Expected to Present iPad 2 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
      Lombardo Joe -
      Quote Originally Posted by chubbypickle View Post
      You'd think by now we would have the technology to transplant his head on to a healthier body.
      There was an app from that but it didn't get approved into the app store. They're working on getting it into Cydia.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      So there's no hot chic that can fill in for Steve??

      I'll miss Steve, hope he's back for the iPhone 5 keynote.
    1. njp316's Avatar
      njp316 -
      Why do all these assbags care about Steve-O? He didn't create ****. Ever. Who cares who presents the product? At his best he was a complete clown
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      It takes a real dumb *** to mess up a slide show presentation !!! He should be fine !!!
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Westerman View Post
      +1

      This guy is good tho just not jobs
      Agreed, you can't replace a Steve Jobs! Tim really wants Apple to succeed, he does an excellent job for them.
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      I wonder if Tim will be honoring the tradition by wearing a Black sweatshirt and blue jeans.....
    1. endwaro's Avatar
      endwaro -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDirtyDiddler View Post
      One thing I always liked about Steve Jobs presenting the new products is that you can actually see how genuinely excited he is. It's a bummer, but Tim Cook is where he is in the company for a reason. He'll do just fine.
      Exactly Steve Jobs has a heart and shares emotions hahha

      Quote Originally Posted by GellBrake'rrrr View Post
      I wonder if Tim will be honoring the tradition by wearing a Black sweatshirt and blue jeans.....
      He will make a new one haha still i do like Steves way

      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Agreed, you can't replace a Steve Jobs! Tim really wants Apple do succeed, he does an excellent job for them.
      +1
    1. middiepal's Avatar
      middiepal -
      Quote Originally Posted by njp316 View Post
      Why do all these assbags care about Steve-O? He didn't create ****. Ever. Who cares who presents the product? At his best he was a complete clown
      He was the co-founder of apple.. So if he didn't create the company alongside steve wozniak and ronald wayne.. Would apple inc even exist?
    1. chuk12chuk's Avatar
      chuk12chuk -
      Agreed....
    1. The Amazing Atheist's Avatar
      The Amazing Atheist -
      Quote Originally Posted by njp316 View Post
      Why do all these assbags care about Steve-O? He didn't create ****. Ever. Who cares who presents the product? At his best he was a complete clown
      Your a tool. Learn more on apple's history and see how much Jobs contributed to the technical world we live in.

      I will shed a tear the day he dies >
    1. h2a's Avatar
      h2a -
      Quote Originally Posted by njp316 View Post
      Why do all these assbags care about Steve-O? He didn't create ****. Ever. Who cares who presents the product? At his best he was a complete clown
      Here. Have some attention. It seems you're needing some.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by h2a View Post
      Here. Have some attention. It seems you're needing some.
      bhahahahahahahaha
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      Dang!!! I woulda liked to see Steve there... But it's okay,, GET WELL SOON, MR JOBS!!!
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by njp316 View Post
      Why do all these assbags care about Steve-O? He didn't create ****. Ever. Who cares who presents the product? At his best he was a complete clown
      Wow, you don't like Jobs and say he didn't invent **** yet you own at least a couple of his products...isn't there a word for that?
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      If Steve Jobs health gets better and he plans on resuming as CEO I think he should not. He should officially make Tim Cook CEO but come back to Apple on the Board of Directors and as a consultant or whatever.
      Bottom line is Jobs isn't and probably will never be healthy enough to resume as full-time CEO and I think Apple would be better to make the transition now rather than later, and get Tim Cooks face out there in the media..

      Jobs is the face of Apple sure and definitely knows how to crack the whip, but Apple has so many talented people in their OS divisions, design divisions, every division really. Even without Johnny Ive I think Apple could continue to design cutting edge products. He is only one man, I'm sure there has been countless times where another designer has wowed Ive with a design.

      And it's not like the company will be left scratching their heads. Every hardware and software company has a roadmap of what they intend to release for the next 2-3-4 years. Apple probably have a good idea of what they will put into iPhone 6 and 7, and iPad 3 and 4.

      Failing all that. Dear Steve, if you come back to Apple and live for the next 50 years I promise not to Jailbreak any more Apple products
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      If Steve Jobs health gets better and he plans on resuming as CEO I think he should not. He should officially make Tim Cook CEO but come back to Apple on the Board of Directors and as a consultant or whatever.
      Bottom line is Jobs isn't and probably will never be healthy enough to resume as full-time CEO and I think Apple would be better to make the transition now rather than later, and get Tim Cooks face out there in the media..

      Jobs is the face of Apple sure and definitely knows how to crack the whip, but Apple has so many talented people in their OS divisions, design divisions, every division really. Even without Johnny Ive I think Apple could continue to design cutting edge products. He is only one man, I'm sure there has been countless times where another designer has wowed Ive with a design.

      And it's not like the company will be left scratching their heads. Every hardware and software company has a roadmap of what they intend to release for the next 2-3-4 years. Apple probably have a good idea of what they will put into iPhone 6 and 7, and iPad 3 and 4.

      Failing all that. Dear Steve, if you come back to Apple and live for the next 50 years I promise not to Jailbreak any more Apple products
      You may be right, but personally I would rather see Steve do as much as he can in the big spot til the very end! I think he would like that. The company is in good hands either way
    1. back9player's Avatar
      back9player -
      cook is boring.... plain and simple.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by back9player View Post
      cook is boring.... plain and simple.
      Kind of like your post
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Wow, you don't like Jobs and say he didn't invent **** yet you own at least a couple of his products...isn't there a word for that?
      Yeah, the word is assclown
    1. manickbarry's Avatar
      manickbarry -
      So what time GMT is this happening I can't wait to see what they have for us