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Topic: Tim Cook

Cook says tablet sales slump is 'speed bump,' looks toward future growth

08/26/2014, 06:08 pm

In a recent interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook characterized an apparent slowdown in tablet sales as a "speed bump," a sentiment that runs counter to some industry pundits who claim slates like the iPad are past their prime.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook latest Silicon Valley bigwig to get ice bath for ALS charity

08/14/2014, 09:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook accepted marketing chief Phil Schiller's call to undertake the "ice bucket challenge" to raise awareness and money for the ALS Association, an activity that quickly gained steam in the U.S. thanks to social media.

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Apple's Phil Schiller challenges CEO Tim Cook in 'ice bucket challenge' to raise money for ALS research

08/14/2014, 09:08 am

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller this week joined in on the popular "ice bucket challenge," which helps to raise money for the ALS Association, and even challenged CEO Tim Cook and a celebrity friend to get in on the act.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson & Rainbow PUSH Coalition praise Apple for releasing detailed workforce diversity data

08/12/2014, 02:08 pm

Following Apple's publication of workforce diversity data, as well as comments from the company admitting that improvements are needed, the iPhone maker received praise from activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his nonprofit Rainbow PUSH Coalition, which advocates on behalf of minorities.

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Apple reveals most employees are white men, says diversity needs to be improved

08/12/2014, 12:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday delivered on a promise to give more details on the diversity of its workforce, revealing that its U.S.-based employees are overwhelmingly male and white --a breakdown that Chief Executive Tim Cook said must be improved.

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UBS praises Apple CEO Tim Cook for thinking 'big,' pushing for iOS to become ubiquitous

07/30/2014, 02:07 pm

Investment firm UBS heaped praise upon Apple on Wednesday, advising Wall Street to buy in on the strength of Chief Executive Tim Cook and his strategy to push the iOS platform "everywhere."

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Apple, Inc. bought back another $5 billion of $AAPL stock in Q3 as shares rose 20%

07/25/2014, 04:07 pm

During its fiscal Q3 ending in June, Apple spent $5 billion to buy up its own stock off the market. Since the beginning of fiscal 2014, Apple has spent $28 billion to repurchase stock at average share prices between two-thirds and three-quarters of its current stock price.

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Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opportunity" with IBM in enterprise

07/22/2014, 07:07 pm

Speaking to analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook called the company's new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the company's new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.

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Strong iPhone 5c sales gave Apple highest growth in mid-range iPhone market

07/22/2014, 06:07 pm

With record iPhone sales in Apple's June quarter, the largest growth actually came from the company's mid-range handset lineup, which is represented this year by the colorful iPhone 5c.

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As iPad sales decline, Apple remains bullish on future of tablet market

07/22/2014, 05:07 pm

Though iPad sales have fallen two quarters in a row, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Tuesday he isn't concerned, and teased that his company is working on new innovations that, along with the newly announced IBM partnership, could help reinvigorate growth.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2014 conference call

07/22/2014, 05:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday fell just short of Wall Street expectations for its third fiscal quarter of 2014 amid disappointing results for the iPhone and iPad, though the Mac continued to outpace the PC market. Following the announcements, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.

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Email to Tim Cook prompted change of Apple's 'on hold' music quality

07/14/2014, 05:07 pm

In a recent thread on Reddit, one Apple customer describes an experience in which he effected change in Apple's daily operations, specifically as it pertains to "on hold" music, after contacting CEO Tim Cook via email.

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Apple shoots down Chinese state media accusations targeting iOS privacy, location tracking

07/12/2014, 06:07 pm

Apple's website in China has published a detailed response to accusations by the country's state owned media, refuting claims that iOS tracks users' locations in a firm but politely worded statement.

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At Sun Valley retreat, Tim Cook tells reporter to upgrade her Samsung phone

07/09/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook quipped to a journalist that she should "get a new phone" as she posed questions during the exclusive gathering of tech and media executives at Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Tim Cook promises Apple will release data on corporate diversity

07/09/2014, 02:07 pm

During a question-and-answer session at Allen & Co.'s annual Sun Valley conference in Idaho, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone maker will eventually quantify the diversity of its workforce in a public disclosure, but that it is now "more focused on actions."

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Tim Cook reportedly seeking new blood for Apple's board of directors

07/07/2014, 04:07 pm

According to a report on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook is "actively seeking" new directors for the company's board as he relaxes the tech giant's laser focus in favor of support for existing products and new initiatives.

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Apple's Tim Cook, Eddy Cue invited to Allen & Co.'s 2014 Sun Valley conference

06/30/2014, 03:06 pm

Investment bank Allen & Co. has once again extended an invitation for Apple CEO Tim Cook and services honcho Eddy Cue to attend the bank's annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho alongside a number of other technology and business luminaries.

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Apple, Inc. employees pass out free iTunes song cards at San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade

06/29/2014, 06:06 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook joined Lisa Jackson, the company's new head of environmental issues, in leading a large group of Apple employes in San Francisco's annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride parade today, handing out certificates good for a free iTunes song to onlookers.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook 'outed' as gay by CNBC co-anchor

06/28/2014, 12:06 am

In a live TV segment of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Friday, co-anchor Simon Hobbs caused a kerfuffle when he inadvertently "outed" Apple CEO Tim Cook as being openly gay.

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UBS declares Tim Cook the 'right man for the time' at Apple

06/16/2014, 10:06 am

While some pundits question whether Tim Cook can steer Apple to new successes in a post-Steve Jobs era, investment firm UBS on Monday came out in full support of the Apple CEO, calling him the "right man for the time."

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