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 the revamped MacBook Pro. Apple is branching out under his leadership, exploring new avenues of innovation in areas like automobiles and augmented reality.

Tim Cook Articles

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

Friday April 3, 2020 4:15 pm PDT by Juli Clover
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 Juli Clover
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 Juli Clover
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 MacRumors Staff
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 Hartley Charlton
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 Juli Clover
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 Tim Hardwick
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 Juli Clover
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 Tim Hardwick
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...

Tim Cook Visits Ireland, Calls for Global Corporate Tax Reform [Updated]

Monday January 20, 2020 5:51 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Tim Cook visited Ireland today to collect an award from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for Apple's 40 years of investment in the country. Apple's CEO also met with Irish musician Hozier and Dublin-based game studio WarDucks. In 2016, the European Commission found that Apple received illegal state aid from Ireland and forced the company to repay 13 billion euros in back taxes. Apple and Ireland are...

Apple and Tim Cook Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday January 20, 2020 12:54 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, an annual federal holiday commemorating the American civil rights movement leader. Apple today honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full-page tribute on its website. A photo of Dr. King is accompanied by an iconic quote of his: "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." On Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook...

Tim Cook to Receive Award From Irish Prime Minister Celebrating 40 Years of Apple Investment

Thursday January 9, 2020 2:55 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to receive an award from the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar this month, reports Bloomberg. Cook is scheduled to meet with the Irish Taoiseach in Dublin on January 20 to receive the award, "in recognition of the iPhone maker’s 40 years of investment in Ireland," according to IDA Ireland, the country's investment agency. Apple's business relationship with...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Earned Over $11 Million in 2019, Not Counting Stock Awards

Friday January 3, 2020 2:17 pm PST by Juli Clover
Apple CEO Tim Cook earned over $11 million in salary in 2019 according to the 2019 proxy statement Apple filed with the SEC today. Cook earned a base salary of $3,000,000 in addition to $7.7 million in incentives awarded for performance. Cook also received another $884k in "other compensation" for a total of $11,555,466. Other compensation includes life term insurance premiums,...

Tim Cook: Japanese Supplier Seiko Advance is the Reason Why iPhone 11 Pro is Available in Midnight Green

Monday December 30, 2019 9:05 am PST by Juli Clover
Apple CEO Tim Cook in a December trip to Japan visited Seiko Advance, one of Apple's suppliers in the country, and in an interview with Nikkei that was published today, he explained that Seiko Advance is the reason why the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are available in Midnight Green. Seiko Advance is a company that creates ink for devices like the iPhone. Cook was shown a vat of the Midnight...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Malala Yousafzai to Discuss Education at SJSU

Monday December 16, 2019 4:39 pm PST by Juli Clover
Apple CEO Tim Cook today visited San Jose State University near the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California where he sat down with Malala Yousafzai and SJSU president Mary Papazian to discuss education and the empowerment of women at the university. Apple in January 2018 announced a partnership with the Malala Fund to support the Malala Fund's work championing a quality education for girls...

Tim Cook Visits Bangkok, Thailand to Meet With Photographers, Students and WWDC Scholarship Winners

Friday December 13, 2019 3:12 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Tim Cook continued his tour of Asia this week with a trip to Bangkok, Thailand. The Apple CEO has been documenting the journey on his Twitter account. Cook kicked things off with a visit to the Wat Arun Buddhist temple on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. สวัสดี Thailand! My journey this morning along the Chao Phraya River culminated in a visit to the peaceful ...

Tim Cook: The Ethos and DNA of Apple 'Have Never Been Stronger on the Innovation Front'

Tuesday December 10, 2019 1:14 pm PST by Juli Clover
Apple CEO Tim Cook this week spent time in Japan, and during his trip, he sat down with Japanese news site Nikkei to cover familiar topics like privacy, manufacturing, and health. Cook visited Apple supplier Seiko Advance in Tokyo, met with developers in the area, visited a primary school, and stopped by several local Apple Stores. Cook said that Apple does manufacturing by looking at...

Tim Cook Visits Japan and Singapore to Meet With Developers and Employees [Updated]

Monday December 9, 2019 3:57 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple CEO Tim Cook has been touring Tokyo, Japan over the last few days, meeting with local employees, developers, healthcare experts, and others. Cook has been documenting the trip on his Twitter account. Cook has traveled to several countries for meets and greets during his eight-year tenure as Apple CEO, including France and Germany in September. He has also visited Canada, China,...

Tim Cook and Other CEOs Urge U.S. Government to Stay in Paris Agreement to Fight Climate Change

Monday December 2, 2019 7:02 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple CEO Tim Cook and a group of other CEOs, including Google's Sundar Pichai and Microsoft's Satya Nadella, have jointly signed a letter urging the Trump administration to keep the United States a member of the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement aims to combat climate change by keeping the global temperature rise this century well below 2ºC above pre-industrial levels. The United States ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I Will Fight Until My Toes Point Up' for DACA

Friday November 22, 2019 11:37 am PST by Juli Clover
Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier this week sat down for an interview with ABC News after his visit to Texas with President Donald Trump, and today, ABC News has shared additional details from that interview. Cook said that his focus is on policy over politics, and that he's focused on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which both Cook and Apple have been advocating for. "No...