Tim Cook: 3 Important Decisions That Makes Cook a Better Apple CEO Than Steve Jobs (PHOTOS)

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How much you know about Apple CEO Tim Cook? Do you think Cook is different or same as the mighty Steve Jobs? Is he handling the company like the former CEO did? Or better?

There many questions related to Tim Cook, ranging from whether he'll be able to assume the legacy left behind by Steve Jobs, to whether Cook has what it takes to run Apple differently.

Being the successor of Jobs is not easy. Cook may not have the same charisma as Jobs and he probably will never get the same cult following or celebrity status like Steve Jobs. But the performance report card indicates that Cook is not afraid to emerge from Jobs' shadow and do things in his own way.

Cook, so far, has led the company successfully. And, though he may not be driven by the demons Jobs had, in some aspects, Cook has done better than his predecessor.

Here are top 3 important decisions that made Cook not only emerge from the former CEO's shadow but also presented Cook as a more well rounded, even keeled CEO than Jobs. Start the slideshow to check them out.

(reported by Johnny Wills, edited by Surojit Chatterjee)

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