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.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Earns Spot on TIME's List of 100 Most Influential People of 2022

Monday May 23, 2022 8:27 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook has made the list of TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2022, earning a spot in the "Titans" category. TIME shares this list every year, showcasing the most influential celebrities, executives, actors, musicians, and more. ‌Tim Cook‌ has made the list many times in the past, including just last year. In 2022 he's featured in the "Titans" category, and other categories...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Met With Prime Minister of Vietnam to Discuss Manufacturing

Wednesday May 18, 2022 2:56 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook this week met with Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, where the two reportedly discussed trade, investment, and finance. According to Vietnamese news site SGGP (via iMore), Chinh said that the Vietnamese Government wants to create a "fair, transparent, and market-based business environment" to enable U.S. firms and...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Delivers Commencement Address at Gallaudet University

Friday May 13, 2022 12:16 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today delivered the commencement address at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., which is the only university in the world where Deaf and hard of hearing students live and learn bilingually in American Sign Language and English. During his speech, Cook told undergraduates that his one piece of advice is to lead with your values throughout life. "What does it take...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook to Deliver Commencement Address at Gallaudet University

Monday April 18, 2022 5:51 am PDT by
Gallaudet University has announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the university's commencement address next month. Located in Washington, D.C., Gallaudet says it is the only university in the world where Deaf and hard of hearing students live and learn bilingually in American Sign Language and English. Cook will speak alongside Gallaudet University student Molly Feanny, who will be...
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Tim Cook Delivers Speech Emphasizing Apple's Opposition to Sideloading

Tuesday April 12, 2022 7:06 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today delivered the keynote speech at the Global Privacy Summit in Washington D.C. The conference, hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, is focused on international privacy and data protection. Cook reflected on Apple's ongoing commitment to privacy, which the company has repeatedly described as a fundamental human right. "The fight to...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook to Speak at Global Privacy Summit in Washington D.C. Next Week

Tuesday April 5, 2022 6:29 am PDT by
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) today announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will headline this year's Global Privacy Summit, which will take place in person on April 11 to April 13 in Washington, D.C. Cook will provide the conference's keynote speech on April 12 at approximately 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time. His speech will be live-streamed on YouTube. "Tim Cook is a...
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Tim Cook Reportedly Attending the Oscars on Sunday

Friday March 25, 2022 7:55 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook will attend the 94th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday as Apple TV+ is nominated for several Oscar awards, according to the former editor of The Hollywood Reporter and founding partner of Puck, Matthew Belloni. Cook's attendance at the event is due the fact that Apple is nominated for a total of six Oscar awards. The six nominations include best picture for the film...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Technology Can Change the World for Better in Open Letter

Monday February 28, 2022 7:21 am PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook has penned an open letter for the first issue of Login, a new magazine from Italian publication Corriere della Sera. In the letter, Cook reflects on Apple's commitment to innovation, humanity, the environment, and more. Cook believes that the world is currently facing a crucial moment in history and that technology will have a profound influence on the future:As the world...
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Shareholders Advisory Group Doesn't Want Tim Cook to Get $99 Million Pay Package

Wednesday February 16, 2022 9:49 am PST by
Apple shareholders are being urged to vote against a planned $99 million compensation package for Apple CEO Tim Cook, reports Financial Times. Shareholder advisory group Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) said on Wednesday that there is a "significant concern" with the stock Cook was awarded in 2021. Cook last year was awarded stock valued at $82 million, along with a $3 million salary ...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Earned $98.7M in Stock and Salary in 2021

Thursday January 6, 2022 1:06 pm PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook's earnings totaled $98.7 million in base salary, stock, and other compensation, according to a statement that Apple filed with the SEC today. Cook earned a $3 million base salary, and he was provided with stock award of $82,347,835. This stock award is RSUs that will vest over time, and it includes $44.8 million in performance-based stock awards and $37.5 million in...
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Apple Donating to Relief Efforts Following Tornadoes in Several U.S. States

Saturday December 11, 2021 1:54 pm PST by
Apple will be donating to support relief efforts on the ground following tornadoes and other severe weather across parts of the central and southern United States, according to a tweet shared by Apple CEO Tim Cook on Saturday. Cook did not reveal the exact amount that Apple will be donating, but the company routinely supports relief efforts following natural disasters. At least 30...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Secretly' Signed $275 Billion Deal With China in 2016

Tuesday December 7, 2021 5:49 am PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook "secretly" signed an agreement worth more than $275 billion with Chinese officials, promising that Apple would help to develop China's economy and technological capabilities, The Information reports. In an extensive paywalled report based on interviews and purported internal Apple documents, The Information revealed that ‌Tim Cook‌ personally forged a five-year agreement...
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Tim Cook Discusses Apple's New Do-It-Yourself Repair Program and More

Wednesday November 24, 2021 7:38 am PST by
Apple recently announced a new self-service repair program that will provide customers with access to Apple genuine parts, tools, and manuals for completing their own repairs of select devices, starting with iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models. Apple said the program will launch early next year in the U.S. and expand to additional countries throughout 2022. Apple CEO Tim Cook briefly shared his...
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Tim Cook: Users Who Want to Sideload Apps Can Use Android, While the iPhone Experience Maximizes 'Security and Privacy'

Tuesday November 9, 2021 7:51 am PST by
Amid a heightened amount of scrutiny and tension surrounding the App Store and how users download and install apps on the iPhone, Apple CEO Tim Cook said today that customers who wish to sideload apps should consider purchasing an Android device as the experience offered by the ‌iPhone‌ maximizes their security and privacy. Speaking at The New York Times "DealBook" summit, Cook said that...
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Tim Cook Reveals He Owns Cryptocurrency and Has Been 'Interested in It For a While'

Tuesday November 9, 2021 6:32 am PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly for the first time today revealed that he has personally invested in cryptocurrency and that he's been interested in it "for a while." The comments came during Cook's appearance at The New York Times "DealBook" summit, where Cook was questioned on privacy, sideloading, and more. Answering whether he owns any cryptocurrency, Cook replied, "I do," adding that...
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Tim Cook Wants Apple Devices to Be Used for Creativity, Not 'Endless, Mindless Scrolling'

Wednesday October 6, 2021 2:07 am PDT by
In a new interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he's worried about the "endless, mindless scrolling" behavior that social media inspires people to undertake and is generally concerned that people are "using technology too much." The interview conducted with Bustle touched heavily on Apple's support of Shine, an app designed to fight social stigmas around mental health issues and is "another...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Reflects on Steve Jobs in Heartfelt Memo to Employees

Tuesday October 5, 2021 10:50 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today reflected on Steve Jobs in a touching memo to employees that was obtained by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Jobs passed away 10 years ago today at the age of 56 following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. In the memo, Cook said that Jobs was a husband, a father, a friend, and a visionary who left an extraordinary legacy behind, adding that not a day goes by that he ...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook in New York for Meeting With EU's Competition Chief Margrethe Vestager

Friday October 1, 2021 9:45 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook is in New York City today for a meeting with Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, according to a person familiar with the matter. Vestager was a keynote speaker at Fordham University's annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy earlier today. It's unclear when Cook and Vestager are scheduled to meet or what topics will be on the...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook to Attend Fundraising Dinner Benefiting LGBTQ+ Youth

Thursday September 23, 2021 12:25 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook, Utah Jazz owners Ryan and Ashley Smith, and Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and his wife recording artist Aja Volkman are set to headline a fundraising dinner on October 13 that will benefit LGBTQ+ youth services non-profit Encircle. Encircle provides mental health services for LGBTQ+ youth and their families. Back in February, Encircle launched a "$8 Million, 8...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook in Leaked Memo: 'We Are Doing Everything in Our Power' to Identify Leakers

Wednesday September 22, 2021 8:07 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook has warned employees about leaking company information, in a leaked memo seen by The Verge. Last week, discussions from a private all-hands town hall meeting were leaked to the press, revealing the company's stances on issues such as working from home and the Apple vs. Epic legal battle going forwards. Last night, Cook emailed employees to address the contents of that...