John Gruber explains why Apple’s next CEO will be from Apple:
A new Apple CEO would need credibility and the ability to instantly instill confidence with two highly disparate groups: Apple’s rank-and-file employees, and Wall Street. The only candidates who could satisfy both factions, to any degree, already work at Apple.
His conclusion is that Tim Cook is the most likely candidate. And, he’s right. There isn’t a single person on this planet that’s better suited to take over for Steve Jobs than Tim Cook.