Just under 75% of the respondents gave Cook a thumbs up, with only 2% describing the former Apple COO as a "disappointment." A little over 23% of TheStreet's readers, however, said they're undecided on the Apple chief, noting that "the jury's still out."
While Cook has cut a more reserved, less flamboyant figure than his fiery predecessor, he has earned plaudits for maintaining Apple's upward trajectory. The 51-year old has overseen successful launches for the iPhone 4S, the new iPad, as well a major Mac refresh, and is expected to debut the eagerly-anticipated iPhone 5 next month.
Crucially, Apple's shares have climbed more than 87% on Cook's watch, hitting a series of all-time highs, most recently on Tuesday when they traded at $674.88. The Cupertino, Calif.-based firm, which became the most valuable company in history in terms of market cap earlier this week, has a valuation of $624.94 billion.Apple shares crept up 0.58% to $666.49 on Friday. -- Written by James Rogers in New York. Follow @jamesjrogers >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our new tech blog, Tech Trends. Follow TheStreet Tech on your wireless devices