As the beloved country returns from the fleshpots of the coast and girds its collective loins to pile back into the salt mines, let’s take a moment to reflect on what Apple has achieved under the leadership of Tim Cook.

Many a pundit was predicting that the company would lose its mojo without the visionary genius of Steve Jobs at the helm. The past decade has seen none of the game-changing product launches of the Jobs era, but Apple has become astonishingly successful at making money...

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