Tim Cook

By MacRumors Staff
Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple, having taken over the company in 2011 after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs fell ill with cancer. Prior to taking on the role of CEO, Cook, who joined Apple in 1998, served as Apple's SVP of Operations and Chief Operating Officer.

As Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook managed worldwide operations, maintained reseller relationships, and kept a close eye on the company's supply chain, helping lead Apple to profitability.

Cook was a close friend and confidant of Steve Jobs, and he has kept Jobs' legacy alive by continuing to spur the company towards greater growth. Under Cook's reign, Apple has taken a strong stance on social issues, environmental protection, supply chain responsibility, and privacy rights.

Cook has overseen the development and launch of major products like the iPhone X, the Apple TV 4K, the iPad Pro, the Retina MacBook, and AirPods. Apple is branching out under his leadership, exploring new avenues of innovation in areas like automobiles and augmented reality.

Tim Cook Articles

White House, Apple, and Others Launch 'Find Something New' Website to Promote Wide Array of Career Paths

Tuesday July 14, 2020 7:59 am PDT by
The White House's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, the Ad Council, Apple, and others have partnered on a new "Find Something New" website that highlights the various paths towards a career beyond a four-year college degree, including apprenticeships, certification courses, online learning, an associate's degree, trades training, and more. "Now more than ever, we need to ensure that...

Apple CEO Tim Cook's 2019 Compensation Totaled Over $133 Million

Friday July 10, 2020 12:01 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook was the second highest paid CEO in the United States in 2019, according to Bloomberg's list of the highest paid CEOs and executives in 2019. Cook received compensation totaling $133,727,869 by Bloomberg's count. Almost all of Cook's compensation was provided in the form of stock awards and related performance bonuses. As reported by the SEC earlier this year, Cook received ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Testify in U.S. Antitrust Hearing on July 27

Monday July 6, 2020 5:34 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook will participate in an antitrust hearing held by the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee on Monday, July 27 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the Judiciary Committee announced today. The hearing is part of an ongoing U.S. antitrust investigation that involves competition in digital markets. The hearing, labeled "Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 6: Examining the...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Will Testify in U.S. Tech Antitrust Probe in July

Wednesday July 1, 2020 2:43 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to testify in an upcoming antitrust hearing with the U.S. House judiciary antitrust subcommittee, chairman David Cicilline said today in an interview with Kara Swisher. According to Cicilline, Apple CEO ‌Tim Cook‌, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Alphabet (Google) CEO Sundar Pichai, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will all appear at the antitrust hearing set to take place in ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces $100 Million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative Led by Lisa Jackson

Thursday June 11, 2020 9:36 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today took to Twitter to announce Apple's Racial Equity and Justice initiative, with a $100 million commitment. The effort will be led by Apple's vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives, Lisa Jackson.Beginning in the United States and expanding globally over time, the initiative will challenge the systemic barriers to opportunity and dignity that...

Apple CEO Tim Cook on George Floyd's Death: We Must Aim Far Higher Than a 'Normal' Future

Thursday June 4, 2020 4:54 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared an open letter addressing the death of George Floyd while in police custody last month, referring to the "senseless killing" as "shocking and tragic proof that we must aim far higher than a 'normal' future." The letter is similar to a memo that Cook shared with Apple employees last week, but it adds a few actions that Apple remains committed to, including...

Tim Cook Addresses George Floyd's Death and Ensuing Protests and Riots as Apple Temporarily Closes Some U.S. Stores

Sunday May 31, 2020 8:04 pm PDT by
Amid unrest in numerous U.S. cities following last week's killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared an internal memo with employees (via Bloomberg) addressing the pain that many are feeling and urging others to commit "to creating a better, more just world for everyone." Cook also announced that Apple is making donations to several groups challenging...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Others to Share Commencement Speeches on Special Podcast for National Graduation Day

Monday May 11, 2020 7:53 am PDT by
iHeartMedia today announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be participating in its special podcast "Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020." With most college graduates unable to attend commencement this year, the podcast will help fill the void with a series of speeches from Cook and a long list of other notable figures, such as Bill and Melinda Gates, Becky G, Rita Wilson, Khalid, Mary ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Delivers Virtual Commencement Address to Ohio State University Graduates

Sunday May 3, 2020 12:08 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today delivered the virtual commencement address at The Ohio State University's virtual commencement event. ‌Tim Cook‌ to Ohio State University graduates: Graduates, I’m sorry that we’re not celebrating together today. Your class is a special one marked by history like few others in OSU’s 150 years. And while we aren’t shoulder to shoulder in the Horseshoe,...

Tim Cook Named to California's Economic Recovery Task Force

Friday April 17, 2020 12:52 pm PDT by
California Governor Gavin Newsom today unveiled a new business recovery task force intended to guide the state as it gets its economy back up and running as coronavirus shutdowns begin to ease in the coming weeks and months, reports CNBC. The task force will be co-chaired by philanthropist Tom Steyer and Newsom's chief of staff Ann O'Leary, and it will be composed of more than 70 members...

Tim Cook Assures Employees Apple is Staying Focused on What It Does Best

Thursday April 16, 2020 1:57 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today addressed Apple employees at a virtual company-wide meeting held to address questions about work-from-home arrangements and when people can expect to return to their jobs in retail stores and corporate offices. Bloomberg shared details on the meeting, with ‌Tim Cook‌ calling the current health crisis an "uncertain and stressful moment" that Apple will recover from....

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Deliver Virtual Commencement Address for Ohio State University Students

Friday April 3, 2020 4:15 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the commencement address at Ohio State University's virtual commencement event that's set to take place on May 3, Ohio State President Michael Drake announced today. The event, which will be live streamed, will kick off at noon local time, with 12,000 diplomas to be awarded virtually to students. The broadcast will include Cook's commencement speech, musical...

Apple's Pandemic Recovery Donation to China More Than Doubles to $7 Million

Wednesday April 1, 2020 9:53 am PDT by
Apple has more than doubled its donation to China's virus recovery efforts, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Chinese social networking site Weibo today (via Reuters). Apple has now donated more than 50 million yuan ($7 million) to the country, which will be used to support long-term public health recovery efforts.China has shown incredible spirit and resilience during the COVID-19 outbreak...

Apple Pledges Substantial Donation With Medical Supplies to Italy's First Responders and Medical Personnel

Thursday March 19, 2020 9:58 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced on Twitter that Apple is making a substantial donation that includes medical supplies to Protezione Civile in Italy, with the funds set to help first responders, medical personnel, and volunteers working to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Apple last week said that it has made multiple donations to the global COVID-19 response to help...

Apple on COVID-19 Coronavirus: Donations, Store Closings, WWDC and More

Friday March 13, 2020 11:46 pm PDT by
Apple has released a statement addressing their response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that has been affecting the entire world. The statement details many of the steps Apple has taken in response. Apple has committed $15 million in donations to the global response Apple is matching employee donations two-to-one to support COVID-19 response efforts All Apple retail stores outside...

Tim Cook Offers Work From Home to Most Apple Staff Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Sunday March 8, 2020 2:03 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook has today offered employees at most of its global offices the ability to work from home, and announced new policies in light of the coronavirus outbreak. Image via David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Employees at several global offices have been told to "feel free to work remotely if your job allows,” for the week of March 9 to 13, according to an internal memo that was obtained by Bl...

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'It Feels to Me China is Getting Coronavirus Under Control'

Thursday February 27, 2020 10:27 am PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Birmingham, Alabama today, where he spoke at an event for EdFarm, which will offer Apple's Everyone Can Code curriculum alongside civil rights education conducted through augmented reality. Following his EdFarm speech, Cook did an interview with Fox Business. The interview is set to air in full on Friday, but in a clip shared today, Cook spoke about the impact of the ...

Tim Cook Says Apple Will Donate to Coronavirus Relief Efforts in China

Saturday January 25, 2020 2:33 pm PST by
Apple intends to donate money in support of groups fighting the outbreak of the Coronavirus in China, Tim Cook said on Saturday. Electron micrograph of coronavirus virions In a morning tweet marking the Luna New Year, the Apple chief said the company will be "donating to groups on the ground helping support all of those affected." A coronavirus is a family of viruses that include the...

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Attend Davos Breakfast With Trump

Tuesday January 21, 2020 10:29 am PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum conference and he plans to attend a breakfast with U.S. President Donald Trump, reports Bloomberg. Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty will brief Trump on a new campaign designed to highlight the multiple ways to get an education. ‌‌Tim Cook‌ and Melania and Donald Trump‌ in August 2018 Cook has attempted to have a cordial ...

Tim Cook Invested in Nebia Shower Head After Stepping Under a Prototype in His Local Gym

Tuesday January 21, 2020 4:00 am PST by
Back in 2015, Tim Cook threw his weight behind a water-efficient shower head called Nebia, which sprays in a way that uses less water, but still keeps people warm. It doesn't have an Apple logo on it, but looks like something the company would design – if it made bathroom hardware. Today, Nebia unveiled a new version of its shower system, and some of the interesting backstory behind Cook's...