5 things Tim Cook has done better at Apple than Steve Jobs did

Tim Cook had big shoes to fill when he took the reins as Apple Inc.’s chief executive from company co-founder Steve Jobs five years ago. That role has exposed him to intense scrutiny, with particular emphasis placed on the ways in which he has or has not stacked up against Jobs, whose legacy product, the iPhone, remains Apple’s best-selling offering.

The stock has more than doubled on a split-adjusted basis since Cook took the job in August 2011. Apple AAPL, -0.59% surpassed Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM, -0.22% by market valuation on his watch, making it the most valuable publicly traded company in the U.S.

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