What really matters about Cook’s Apple: The company has grown into itself, now able to comfortably ship more than 250 million devices per year—twice as many as in 2010—without incident.
It wasn’t long ago that Apple had to take resources away from the Mac to add to the iPhone. Now the company has accelerated its Mac OS X software release schedule while redesigning both of its operating systems (OS X and iOS) over the past two years. Long-time Apple watcher John Gruber sums it up it well in a recent essay: “Apple has proceeded from being OK at walking and chewing gum to being good at it.”
This piece hits on the shift in the not specifically Apple fanboy media coverage of Cook/Apple that I've notice of late. Generally summarized as magically this year Tim Cook has “owned” Apple, and maybe they're not doomed after all.