"Cook did what he felt he had to do, and as a result, Apple has made one of its biggest left turns in years with iOS 7 and the iPhone 6, more so out of personnel reasons than strategic ones," Stabley writes. "Its success or failure, still dependent on the public's fondness for or rejection of the new interface, is the first move Cook has made which defines his tenure."
The success or failure of Cook's decisions is separate from the decisions, or moves, themselves. And Cook has made plenty of them since becoming Apple's president and CEO. What seems to define his tenure above anything else is his appreciation of kind of company that Jobs created: a company that's perfectly capable of taking left, or right, turns on its own.
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