September 2012

Tim Cook's leadership style

Cook is known to be a workaholic, sending e-mails at 4 in the morning!

The iPhone 5 is here. Tim Cook will be assessed on its success almost a year since taking over the leadership of Apple from the late Steve Jobs. His job is very tough when Steve Jobs is the yardstick! But Cook has done reasonably well to move from the shadow of the late founder of Apple.

There were a lot of challenges that Apple faced when Cook became CEO last year, but he has been able to get impressive results for Apple with its stock price climbing to unprecedented levels and also revenue really going up. But critics have pointed out that Cook is basking on the decisions made by Steve Jobs and only time will tell how great of a leader Cook really is. But Cook is different from Jobs in that he is a more empathetic CEO and has also been willing to try different things.

The Apple iPhone 5 event

The iPhone 5 launches on September 21

We knew what to expect on the updated next generation iPhone 5 with lots of information being leaked before its official press conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. The iPhone 5 event had everything confirmed and one thing that has been promised is a better camera. The iPhone 4S has probably the best camera when compared with other smartphones. The iPhone 5 will take better low-light pictures and be quicker at capturing photos. Panorama is something that needs to be checked out too.

There are other reasons that make this smartphone better than its predecessor with an A6 processor that has better graphics performance. Also, it will offer better battery life despite the addition of 4G LTE. The iPhone 5 has a bigger display too at 4 inches, which is about half an inch more than its forerunners. The Samsung Galaxy S III is still bigger, but the iPhone 5 has the advantage of being lighter and easily carried in the pocket.