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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New Apple Campus in London's Battersea Power Station to Open in Early 2023

Monday September 26, 2022 8:09 am PDT by
Apple will open its London office space in Battersea Power Station early next year, Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced upon a visit to the all-new campus. Render of the redeveloped Battersea campus Apple first announced plans for the new campus in 2016. It said that 1,400 Apple employees will be moved from eight locations around London to occupy the new UK office space. Following a visit to...
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Full Video of Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and Laurene Powell Jobs Discussing Steve Jobs Archive and More Now Available

Friday September 16, 2022 8:03 am PDT by
Earlier this month, Apple's CEO Tim Cook, former Apple design chief Jony Ive, and Emerson Collective founder Laurene Powell Jobs participated in a panel at Kara Swisher's final Code Conference, where they discussed Steve Jobs and a wide range of other topics. For the first time since that conference, the full video of the hour-plus-long discussion has been shared on YouTube. During the...
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Tim Cook Shoots Down Idea of iOS Adopting RCS Messages: 'Buy Your Mom an iPhone'

Thursday September 8, 2022 3:53 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook has shot down the idea of iOS adopting RCS messaging, a format that would make it significantly easier for iPhone and Android users to send high-quality messages, videos, and photos to each other within the Messages app on iOS. During a panel at Kara Swisher's final Code Conference yesterday, Cook was asked why iOS has not yet adopted support for the RCS standard and how...
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Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and Laurene Powell Jobs Reflect on Steve Jobs at Code Conference 2022

Wednesday September 7, 2022 7:43 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook, former Apple design chief Jony Ive, and Emerson Collective founder Laurene Powell Jobs are participating in a panel at Kara Swisher's final Code Conference appearance this evening to discuss Steve Jobs and his influence on technology, culture, and beyond. Responding to a question from Swisher about what they believe Jobs would think about the current state of the world,...
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Tim Cook Talks Apple Work Culture, Product Innovation, Self-Repair Service for iPhone and Mac, Steve Jobs, and More in New Interview

Thursday August 25, 2022 8:14 am PDT by
In a new wide-ranging interview with Popular Mechanics, Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses product innovation and how it drives Apple to make better products, allowing customers to repair their iPhones and Macs with the self-service repair program, Steve Jobs and his legacy, and more. During the interview published in a special edition of Popular Mechanics, Cook describes Apple's philosophy of...
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Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and Laurene Powell Jobs to Speak at Code 2022 Conference Next Month

Tuesday August 23, 2022 10:50 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook, former Apple design chief Jony Ive, and Emerson Collective founder Laurene Powell Jobs will be among the speakers at Vox Media's Code 2022 conference at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. The in-person event is set to take place on September 6-8, but it's unclear exactly when Cook, Ive, and Powell Jobs will be speaking. The discussions will be hosted by veteran...
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Tim Cook Expects Apple's September Quarter Revenue Growth to Accelerate Despite 'Pockets' of Softness

Thursday July 28, 2022 2:12 pm PDT by
Apple today reported its earnings results for the third quarter of the 2022 fiscal year, including revenue of $83 billion and net quarterly profit of $19.4 billion. As usual since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple did not provide formal revenue guidance for the ongoing quarter, but Apple CEO Tim Cook did help to set expectations. Cook told CNBC's Steve Kovach that he expects...
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Tim Cook Says Apple Will Continue to Hire Employees in a 'Deliberate Way' After Reports of a Slowdown in Hiring

Thursday July 28, 2022 1:50 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook has said Apple will continue to hire employees but in a very "deliberate way," following reports that the company had plans to slow down its pace of hiring amid fears of an economic recession. “We are making deliberate decisions about where to invest our money, but we're continuing to hire, but we're just doing it in a very deliberate way," Cook said in an interview with Th...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Among Tech and Media Elite Invited to Sun Valley Conference Later This Week

Sunday July 3, 2022 7:20 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook is on the guest list for this year's Sun Valley Conference, which begins Wednesday in the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, according to Deadline. Known as "summer camp for billionaires," the conference allows tech and media moguls to negotiate deals between leisure activities like golfing and whitewater rafting. Cook (center) at the 2016 Sun Valley Conference (via Bloomberg ...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Writes Letter to U.S. Senate Supporting Strong Privacy Legislation

Friday June 10, 2022 9:36 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today wrote a letter to the U.S. Senate advocating for strong privacy legislation at the federal level. The letter appears to be in response to a proposed bipartisan bill titled the "American Data Privacy and Protection Act" that would outline the types of data companies can collect from individuals and how they can use it. The letter, obtained by MacRumors, is addressed...
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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...