A year ago on this day, Tim Cook took over Apple from the legendary Steve Jobs. A year later, Apple's stock price rose 44% and became the largest company in the world. Within his first year as the CEO, Apple released the Retina Display MacBook Pro, the iPhone 4S, the 3rd generation iPad and the new Mac operating system. The expectation for Cook was enormously high considering many believed Steve Jobs was irreplaceable. That's hard to argue with, which also means given there's no major complaints about Cook in the past year, he was doing a great job. A little personal background about Cook, he was born and raised in Alabama. His father was a shipyard worker and his mother was a homemaker. He graduated from Auburn University in AL in 1982 and later earned his MBA from Duke in 1988. Ten years later in 1998, Cook joined Apple as the SVP of World Operations, and you know the rest. Share with us where you think Apple is going from here, you can send in your comments to our show or you can tweet us @FNNOnline. I'm Julia Sun for the Financial News Network, see you next week.