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

Tim Cook Receives Restricted Stock Units Worth Up to $114 Million, Ensuring He'll Remain Apple's CEO Through 2025

Tuesday September 29, 2020 5:13 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook was this week awarded 667,974 restricted stock units or RSUs worth more than $76 million at Apple's current price, according to a filing with the SEC. The first half of the RSUs are set to vest in one-third increments in 2023, 2024, and 2025, so Cook will receive 111,329 shares every April starting in 2023. The second half of the RSUs are performance-based awards and...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Antitrust Investigation, Trump Relationship, Working From Home and More in Interview

Monday September 21, 2020 6:48 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook this evening spoke at The Atlantic Festival where he discussed privacy, antitrust issues, remote work, and his relationship with United States President Donald Trump. Cook's interview starts at about 15 minutes into the video On the topic of the ongoing U.S. antitrust investigation into Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon, Cook said that "big companies deserve scrutiny,"...

Apple's 'Environmental Obligations Are Not Taken Seriously Enough,' Say British Lawmakers

Tuesday September 15, 2020 8:07 am PDT by
After failing to appear before British lawmakers, Apple has been accused of not taking its environmental obligations seriously enough, particularly on e-waste, reports Bloomberg. Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked to appear before the Environmental Audit Select Committee of the House of Commons, but failed to respond before a September 4 deadline. Apple was previously asked to put forward a...

New Report Outlines Potential Successors to Apple's CEO Tim Cook and Other Senior Executives

Friday September 11, 2020 6:34 am PDT by
In a new report, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has laid out Apple's current succession planning for the company's senior leadership roles. The report explains that Apple is increasingly devoting attention to developing a "new generation of leaders" who will eventually take over senior roles in the company. Amid increasing awareness that CEO Tim Cook and his management group of senior vice...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Sells $131.7 Million in Apple Stock

Tuesday August 25, 2020 5:18 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook was recently awarded 560,000 shares of Apple stock for serving as Apple's CEO and for Apple's strong performance under his leadership. After receiving the award, Cook sold more than 265,000 of those shares at prices ranging from $493.50 to $500.11, netting him somewhere around $131.7 million, according to a filing published today by the SEC. The remaining 294,840 shares...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Donates $5 Million in Stock to Charity

Monday August 24, 2020 5:13 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook last week donated more than $5 million in Apple stock to an unnamed charity, according to an SEC filing shared today. Cook donated a total of 10,715 shares worth $5.4 million at Apple's current closing price of $503.43. The SEC filing does not include details on where Cook donated his money. Every year in August, Cook donates right around $5 million worth of stock to...

Tim Cook Succeeded Steve Jobs as Apple CEO Nine Years Ago Today

Monday August 24, 2020 2:13 pm PDT by
Nine years ago today, on August 24, 2011, Steve Jobs stepped down as Apple CEO for the final time. Jobs was immediately named Apple's chairman, with then-COO Tim Cook taking over leadership of the company. Jobs sadly passed away just six weeks later, on October 5, one day after Apple introduced the iPhone 4s with Siri. He was 56. His death resulted in an outpouring of condolences from...

Apple Donating to Wildfire Relief Efforts in California

Wednesday August 19, 2020 4:17 pm PDT by
Apple is planning to make a donation to help wildfire relief efforts in California, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced this afternoon. Image Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press. Creek Fire near Fresno, California Fire season in California kicked off earlier this week when a lightning storm ignited fires across the state. Over the last 72 hours, California has experienced close to 11,000...

Apple CEO Tim Cook's Net Worth Exceeds $1 Billion as Apple's Stock Soars

Monday August 10, 2020 1:33 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook's net worth has climbed to over $1 billion, according to calculations by Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. At a net worth of $1 billion, Cook doesn't rank on the chart of the world's 500 richest people, a list topped by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. According to Bloomberg, Cook's net worth was calculated using regulatory filings and market...

Apple Donating to Beirut Relief Efforts: 'We Grieve With the People of Lebanon'

Friday August 7, 2020 9:03 am PDT by
In a tweet, Apple CEO Tim Cook today indicated that Apple will be donating to relief organizations that are helping with immediate needs and long-term support in Beirut, following a deadly explosion in the city earlier this week. Image Credit: QRCS via Twitter A reported 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate exploded in Lebanon's capital on the evening of August 4, killing hundreds and...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comments on 'Hey' App Controversy and Apple's App Store Policies

Wednesday July 29, 2020 4:18 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook was, as expected, questioned about Apple's App Store policies during today's antitrust hearing with the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee. Cook primarily stuck to the talking points provided in his opening statement [PDF], but he did have some extra color to add. Cook was specifically questioned about email app "Hey" from Basecamp, which was at the center of a...

Tim Cook Questioned on Apple's 2019 Ban on Parental Control Apps Using Mobile Device Management

Wednesday July 29, 2020 3:35 pm PDT by
Apple in early 2019 removed or restricted many popular screen time and parental control apps on the App Store due to their use of Mobile Device Management, or MDM, which the company said put user security and privacy at risk. During today's antitrust hearing with the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, Cook was questioned about Apple's decision to remove the parental control apps,...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Likens Competition for Attracting Developers to a 'Street Fight for Market Share' in Smartphone Business

Wednesday July 29, 2020 12:51 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook is today testifying in an antitrust hearing with the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, where he was questioned about Apple's App Store policies. Cook was hit with complaints from developers that the committee has spoken to. Apple was accused of making its ‌App Store‌ rules unavailable to developers, arbitrarily enforcing those rules, changing them at will,...

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'We Want to Get Every App We Can on the Store, Not Keep Them Off'

Tuesday July 28, 2020 6:50 pm PDT by
As Apple CEO Tim Cook prepares to speak in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee tomorrow, his opening statement has been made available. [PDF] Cook will say that Apple does "not have a dominant market share" in any market where it does business, and that consumers have many other choices when it comes to smartphones. "As much as we believe the iPhone provides the best...

Antitrust Hearing Involving Apple Chief Tim Cook and Other Big Tech CEOs Moved to Wednesday

Monday July 27, 2020 2:42 am PDT by
Apple chief Tim Cook and other big tech CEOs will participate in a rescheduled antitrust hearing on Wednesday. The hearing to be held by the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee was supposed to happen on Monday, but it was postponed to avoid a conflict with a memorial service for the late representative John Lewis. Cook is expected to join Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Alphabet/Google...

Antitrust Hearing Involving Apple Chief Tim Cook and Other Big Tech CEOs Reportedly Postponed [Update: Delay Confirmed]

Friday July 24, 2020 2:52 am PDT by
An antitrust hearing held by the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee where Apple chief Tim Cook was set to join other big tech CEOs is likely to be postponed, according to a report on Thursday. The hearing involving Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Alphabet/Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was supposed to happen next Monday, but two sources told CNBC that it was ...

Tim Cook's Appearance at Upcoming Antitrust Hearing Highlights Apple's Political Balancing Act

Thursday July 23, 2020 9:05 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to join Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Alphabet/Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an antitrust hearing held by the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee next Monday, but a new report by The Information takes a look at Cook's reluctance to participate in the hearing and how he and Apple have tried to navigate a polarized political environment....

Apple and Tim Cook Commemorate Rep. John Lewis

Sunday July 19, 2020 7:57 pm PDT by
Apple this weekend has honored the life of late politician and civil rights leader John Lewis with a full-page tribute on its website. A photo of Lewis is accompanied by a quote of his: "Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday commemorated Lewis in a follow-up tweet. We have lost an American hero. John Lewis guided ...

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

Tuesday July 14, 2020 8:59 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 1:01 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 ...