Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, was just named the most powerful person in Wireless by Fierce Wireless. He was nominated for this award because Apple is expected to rake in $30 billion in profits from the iPhone alone by the end of the year. The iPhone currently accounts for two-thirds of Apple’s annual profit. Cook was also complemented for being able to sustain such a high customer loyalty and satisfaction rate at Apple as iPhones almost always receive high ratings in consumer surveys. While some have been saying that Apple is running out of innovative ideas, the iPhone 5 and iPad mini have continued to break sales records under Tim Cook.
Others on the list include Google CEO Larry Page, who took number two on the list and JK Shin of Samsung Mobile, who took the number eight spot. The fact that Tim Cook is number one on the list truly shows how influential Apple really is in the marketplace, though they may not always sell the most phones when compared to Samsung. Judging by Samsung’s design tactics, we have no doubt that Apple is the most influential company in the mobile phone and tablet space.