I believe that Tim Cook replacement is coming, too many people just don't like him and he has become a punching bag for insults on these boards, not good for the company. It is apparent he lacks vision and motivation since iphone has been topped in so many ways by Goog, HTC, and Sam.
A banker once told me, there are a lot of guys that can be a store mgr (WMT type) where all decisions are made at Bentonville AR, Cook could probably run a store for WMT or Steve Jobs, but can't run a co like AAPL. There is a lot of difference.
Agreed. He's is so out of place in the CEO position. Reminds me of when Ross Perot chose retired USN Admiral James Stockdale to be his running mate in the presidential election years ago (you're probably too young to remember that). Stockdale, while a likable man and a veteran, was clueless as to the politics of the country and was ill-prepared to take over as president had that situation ever arise. During the debates, Stockdale stumbled, fumbled, and sputtered along while offering nothing of value as to his vision, just like Cook is doing now.