Tim Cook: I’m Proud To Be Gay

Tim Cook has written an editorial for Bloomberg Businessweek today which speaks frankly about his sexual orientation. "Let me be clear," he explains. "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." » 10/30/14 8:17am 10/30/14 8:17am

Tim Cook Talks Privacy, Watch Batteries and the Future of TV

In a rare public interview, Tim Cooks spoke to the Wall Street Journal's Gerard Baker at the newspaper's 2014 global technology conference last night. Here are a few choice cuts. » 10/28/14 3:58am 10/28/14 3:58am

Tim Cook: Apple Pay Is Already The Leader In Contactless Payments

Apple Pay has only been live for one week, but Apple's already got some welcome news — according to Mr Cook himself, Apple's fledgling payment system has hit the ground running, and already overshadows other NFC payment systems. Score one for Cupertino. » 10/28/14 12:04am 10/28/14 12:04am

According to a Barrons report, Apple execs including Tim Cook sold off a total of $143 million of stock in the days leading up to the iPhone 6 announcement. The dump netted $35 million apiece for Cook, VP Marketing Phil Schiller, VP Operations Jeffrey Williams, and General Counsel Bruce Sewell, while Apple's poor CFO,… » 9/26/14 6:00am 9/26/14 6:00am

Tim Cook: Apple's New Campus Will Be the Greenest Building Ever

We already know Apple's new "Spaceship" campus looks cool. And if Tim Cook's claims are true, it's going to be cool and the most incredibly eco-friendly building on the planet. » 9/22/14 2:32pm 9/22/14 2:32pm

iCloud's Two-Step Authentication Is Back and Now Covers Backups

Good news after a harrowing week: Your iCloud account is now (a little) more secure. After popping up briefly and then disappearing—and a highly publicized, unfortunately timed security breach—iCloud's two-step authentication has returned for good, with several important improvements, according to Ars Technica. » 9/16/14 6:40pm 9/16/14 6:40pm

Tim Cook Says Apple Has Never Shared Data: "You're Not Our Product"

As part of Apple's ongoing glasnost campaign, Tim Cook was on Charlie Rose last Friday. Part two airs tonight and it looks like it will be a lot meatier, just based on the clip released today: Cook will apparently talk more about the role of privacy at Apple, including their choice not to release or mine user metadata. » 9/15/14 7:30pm 9/15/14 7:30pm

Apple Watch Will Play Music On Bluetooth Headphones, No iPhone Required

The Apple Watch we got a glimpse at this week is a powerful peripheral device, but most of its tricks require it to be tethered to an iPhone in the user's pocket. Last night on Charlie Rose, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed one thing the Watch can do on its own: Send music to your Bluetooth headphones. » 9/13/14 11:47am 9/13/14 11:47am

Tim Cook Talks iCloud Hack, iPhone 6, and More With Charlie Rose

Last night, Charlie Rose aired the first half of his two-part interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook. It was a wide-ranging conversation covering Apple's current products and problems, the future of the company, and (of course) the loss of Steve Jobs. Here are the most important tidbits you might have missed. » 9/13/14 9:00am 9/13/14 9:00am

NYT: Apple's Secretive CEO Has a Smartwatch Up His Sleeve

Tim Cook has been the CEO of Apple for almost three years, but there's very little we actually know about him. He's humbler than his predecessor, he can cut down investors to size, and he might be the most powerful gay man in America. » 6/15/14 12:15pm 6/15/14 12:15pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook Shuts Down Anti-Environmental Investors

At today's annual shareholder meeting, Apple CEO Tim Cook laid the verbal smack down on conservative investors who want the company to abandon some of its progressive policies. » 2/28/14 5:01pm 2/28/14 5:01pm

Apple Is Putting Pressure on Arizona to Stop the State's Anti-Gay Bill

Apple's got a vested interest in Arizona's future—its newest factory will break ground there in 2015, bringing thousands of jobs to the state. And the company is now advocating for local policy. Today, Apple publicly took a stand against the state's highly controversial proposed anti-gay legislation. » 2/25/14 4:55pm 2/25/14 4:55pm

Today's Apple iPad Event in 12 GIFs

Today, Apple presented to the world its new iPad Air and iPad mini, along with details about OS X Mavericks, updated MacBook Pros, and the Mac Pro. But why waste breath talking about all that when we can just enjoy it in series endless loops instead? » 10/22/13 4:24pm 10/22/13 4:24pm

Jony Ive and Craig Federighi Talk Design, User Experience and Touch ID

Last week, Business Week ran a fairly boring interview with Tim Cook, Jonathan Ive and Craig Federighi. Now, though, it's released a longer interview with just Ive and Federighi, which is kinda interesting. Here are some of the highlights. » 9/26/13 4:32am 9/26/13 4:32am

Apple Hired the CEO of Yves Saint Laurent to Work On Special Projects

For some reason, Apple has hired the CEO of fashion house Yves Saint Laurent Paul Deneve to work on 'special projects'. He'll report directly to Tim Cook and presumably help out on future wearable technology that Apple has in store or outfit Jony Ive with tighter fitting t-shirts or something we have no idea what.… » 7/02/13 7:14pm 7/02/13 7:14pm

Tim Cook on iOS 7, Jony Ive, Google Glass and Opening Apple Up

Confirming what we've already heard about iOS 7, Tim Cook just told Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher and the rest of the tech world that Jony Ive has been "really key" to iOS 7. Cook also had a few choice words about Google Glass and other topics. » 5/28/13 10:25pm 5/28/13 10:25pm

Tim Cook Was Never Keen on Suing Samsung in the First Place

Everybody knows about Steve Job's famous intentions to go thermonuclear on Android if necessary, but it seems that current CEO Tim Cook wasn't necessarily on the same tactical page. According to Reuters, unnamed sources with knowledge of the situation say that Cook was opposed to suing Samsung when the trouble… » 2/10/13 12:00pm 2/10/13 12:00pm

Tim Cook Is the Runner-Up in Time's Person of the Year

A surprising number of nerds made it on to the shortlist for this year's Time person of the year award. More than the others, though, Tim Cook has clearly made a lasting impression outside the tech community—demonstrated by him nabbing second place. » 12/20/12 3:36am 12/20/12 3:36am