Last year Analysts set the bar way too low for some techs like, MSFT, RIMM, NFLX etc so they can easily beat the numbers and they went long way before the earnings and they caused a lot of shorts to get burned. This was not enough though they intentionally set the bar so high so APPl's great number looks like chit. They were obviously selling and shorting knowing they can create panic after the earnings.
Jobs was not a technical guy but a visionary and to implement his vision his needs people like Cook and the rest of geniuses at APPL.
Jobs would have not kept or selected Cook if he was not almost perfect for this job!!!.
So shut up and stop the same BS you hear from shorts and CNBC!!.