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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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...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Makes TIME's List of 100 Most Influential People of 2021

Wednesday September 15, 2021 10:20 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook is one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2021 according to TIME's newly published rankings. TIME shares an annual list highlighting world leaders, celebrities, tech company executives, authors, musicians, athletes, and more, and this is not the first time Cook has been celebrated. This year's list is broken up into categories that include Icons, Pioneers, Titans,...
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Tim Cook Talks iPhone 13, iPad Mini, Fitness+ Integration With Apple Watch, and More in New Interview

Wednesday September 15, 2021 3:19 am PDT by
Following the announcement of the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and the new sixth-generation iPad mini, Apple gave YouTuber iJustine a chance to talk to Apple CEO Tim Cook about the new announcements, including some tidbits about Fitness+. In the nearly 15 minutes' long interview, Cook describes the new camera features of the ‌iPhone 13‌, specifically Cinematic Mode, as a "mindblowing"...
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Tim Cook to Receive $750 Million Worth of Apple's Stock This Week

Thursday August 26, 2021 8:13 am PDT by
Days after celebrating his tenth anniversary at Apple's helm, Tim Cook is poised to receive a whopping $750 million of Apple's stock this week as the final installment of his pay deal with Apple, put in place over a decade ago when he took over the company, Bloomberg reports. The installment will consist of 5 million shares of Apple's stock, equating to be around worth $750 million,...
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Today Marks 10 Years Since Tim Cook Became Apple's CEO

Tuesday August 24, 2021 6:24 am PDT by
On this day ten years ago, Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of the company he built and officially named Tim Cook as Apple's new head. Two months later, Steve Jobs passed away and the future of Apple lay solely on the shoulders of Tim Cook. ‌Tim Cook‌ took over Apple at a turbulent time when Jobs was battling pancreatic cancer and the company's future seemed uncertain. Questions were widespread...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook to Meet With U.S. President Joe Biden to Discuss Cybersecurity

Monday August 23, 2021 4:16 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to join other tech executives in a cybersecurity meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden next week, reports Bloomberg. The meeting will focus on the efforts by private companies to improve cybersecurity following a surge in online attacks over the course of the last year, an official familiar with the event told Bloomberg.The executives could discuss efforts...
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Tim Cook Talks Privacy, User Trust, Morning Routine, and More in Financial Review Interview

Friday August 20, 2021 2:07 am PDT by
In a long and extensive interview with the Australian Financial Review, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed many topics, from Apple's core values on privacy, the importance of user trust, his morning routine, App Store regulation, and more. The interview, conducted in July, is in celebration of the Financial Review's 70th anniversary. Cook begins the interview by sharing his morning routine, noting ...
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Hank Azaria to Play Apple CEO Tim Cook in 'Super Pumped' TV Series About Uber

Thursday August 19, 2021 10:48 am PDT by
Actor Hank Azaria has signed on to play Apple CEO Tim Cook in upcoming Showtime series "Super Pumped," reports Variety. "Super Pumped" is a series set in Silicon Valley that details the rise of ride-sharing company Uber. Image via Variety. Image credit: Rob Latour/Variety; Sipa USA via AP Hank Azaria is known for his roles in movies like "Mystery Men," "Godzilla," "The Smurfs," and "America's ...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Now the Eighth Highest-Paid Executive in the U.S.

Wednesday August 4, 2021 7:53 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook has fallen to eighth place on a list of the highest-paid CEOs and executives in the United States last year despite earning more than the previous year, according to Bloomberg. Cook was paid $265 million in 2020, mainly comprising stock awards and a bonus as in previous years, making him the eighth highest-paid executive in the United States. Last year, Cook was paid...
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Apple Donating to Flood Relief Efforts Across Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands

Friday July 16, 2021 3:23 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced that Apple plans to donate to organizations in Western Europe to support flood relief efforts. Image via The Guardian More than 125 people have died in unprecedented flooding in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, with high waters damaging roads, homes, bridges, and other infrastructure. Another 1,300 people are missing, with multiple small villages...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Reportedly Attending Sun Valley Conference Known as 'Summer Camp for Billionaires'

Tuesday July 6, 2021 6:30 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook is attending the Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho this week alongside many high-profile guests, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, according to NPR. Described as a "summer camp for billionaires," the annual media conference is hosted by private investment firm Allen & Company and allows media and tech moguls to negotiate deals in between leisure activities such...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook: Sideloading Apps Would 'Destroy the Security' of the iPhone

Wednesday June 16, 2021 10:49 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook this morning participated in a virtual interview at the VivaTech conference, which is described as Europe's biggest startup and tech event. Cook was interviewed by Guillaume Lacroix, CEO and founder of Brut, a media company that creates short-form video content. Much of the discussion centered on privacy, as it often does in interviews that Cook participates in. He...
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Tim Cook Highlights Apple's iOS 15 Privacy Protections in New Video for European Audiences

Tuesday June 15, 2021 2:11 am PDT by
Apple has published a new video to its official regional YouTube channels for European countries that focuses specifically on the new privacy features coming with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. The video, simply titled "Privacy," opens with CEO Tim Cook speaking to the camera and explaining Apple's long-standing stance on the topic: At Apple, we believe privacy is a fundamental human right. We work ...
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Apple Staff Complain About Plans for Return to Office Work in Letter to Tim Cook

Saturday June 5, 2021 1:11 am PDT by
A large group of Apple employees are opposing the company's plans to require three days of in-person work a week from September, according to a internal letter seen by The Verge. In the detailed letter sent yesterday afternoon, addressed to CEO Tim Cook and the company's executive leadership, the Apple employees said that they want a more flexible approach where those who want to work...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook and Malala Yousafzai Talk Coding, Activism and More

Thursday June 3, 2021 12:04 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Malala Yousafzai recently sat down for an interview as part of British Vogue's Conversation series, where the two talked about life after COVID, Yousafzai's and Apple's activism, the importance of education and learning to code, and more. Apple has partnered with the Malala Fund to support girls' education, helping the organization by assisting with technology,...
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Tim Cook to Speak at 'Europe's Biggest' Upcoming Tech Event Between June 16 and 19

Wednesday June 2, 2021 4:05 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook will be one of the speakers at the upcoming "Viva Technology" conference, being held digitally and physically between June 16 and June 19, according to a tweet from the conference's official page (via iMore). Based out of Paris, France, the conference is an opportunity to break down "traditional barriers between grassroots innovators and global leaders" and is "Europe's...