'The Man' of Apple now...
(Perez) Â Out Magazine wrote, when they named Cook the number one "Power 50" a few months ago: "While it is Jobsâ€™s prescience that has kept the Cupertino, Calif., company at the cutting edge of technology, itâ€™s Cook who made sure Apple could deliver as demand rocketed. Leader-in-waiting? Most definitely."
Tim said 'Apple will not change."
Email to the Apple peeps:
I am looking forward to the amazing opportunity of serving as CEO of the most innovative company in the world. Joining Apple was the best decision Iâ€™ve ever made and itâ€™s been the privilege of a lifetime to work for Apple and Steve for over 13 years. I share Steveâ€™s optimism for Appleâ€™s bright future.
Steve has been an incredible leader and mentor to me, as well as to the entire executive team and our amazing employees. We are really looking forward to Steveâ€™s ongoing guidance and inspiration as our Chairman.I want you to be confident that Apple is not going to change. I cherish and celebrate Appleâ€™s unique principles and values. Steve built a company and culture that is unlike any other in the world and we are going to stay true to that â€” it is in our DNA. We are going to continue to make the best products in the world that delight our customers and make our employees incredibly proud of what they do.I love Apple and I am looking forward to diving into my new role. All of the incredible support from the Board, the executive team and many of you has been inspiring. I am confident our best years lie ahead of us and that together we will continue to make Apple the magical place that it is.Â Tim