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Who is Tim Cook

Tim Cook

About Tim Cook

Who is Tim Cook

Tim Cook is the current chief executive officer of Apple Inc and a member of its board of directors. He joined the company in March 1998. On August 24, 2011, he was made the CEO of Apple after the resignation of Steve Jobs. Tim Cook’s net worth is estimated at $625.37 million. He's a hugely influential player in technology, design, publishing, and entertainment.
Early years and education:
Cook was born on November 1, 1960, in Alabama, US. His father, Donald Cook, worked in a shipyard and his mother was a pharmacist. He earned an MBA from the Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the Auburn University.
Before joining Apple
Prior to joining Apple, Cook worked at IBM for 12 years, ultimately rising to the rank of director of North American fulfilment, where he managed manufacturing and distribution for IBM's personal computer business in North and Latin America. He then moved to Intelligent Electronics as the chief operating officer for its reseller division. He also had a stint at Compaq Computer as vice-president for corporate materials and was responsible for managing the company's product inventory before eventually joining Apple.
At Apple
In 1998, Cook launched his career at Apple after co-founder Steve Jobs invited him to join as a senior vice-president for worldwide operations. For Cook, the decision to defect from Compaq and accept this opportunity was “based on gut instinct rather than good thought”.
Cook was quoted as saying in media reports: "I listened to my intuition, not the left side of my brain, or for that matter, even the people who knew me best. No more than five minutes into my initial interview with Steve, I wanted to throw caution and logic to the wind and join Apple. My intuition already knew that joining Apple was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work for the creative genius."
Before being named CEO, Cook was Apple’s chief operating officer and was responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.
Cook’s leadership skills have been widely hailed as both effective and democratic. Known to be quiet and mild-mannered, Cook keeps employees focused and driven by barraging them with an abundance of questions designed to ensure that they understand the tasks set before them and honour their responsibilities in a timely and well-executed manner.

Latest Updates on Tim Cook

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Updated On : 22 Jul 2024 | 1:28 PM IST

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Updated On : 16 Jun 2024 | 9:23 PM IST

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Updated On : 13 Jun 2024 | 11:19 PM IST

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Apple intelligence will make Siri more contextually relevant, allow users to access new features for writing, summarising mails, sending emojis, and much more

Updated On : 11 Jun 2024 | 9:10 PM IST

Apple aims to overtake early leaders in AI race despite starting late

Tim Cook has dropped strong hints during the first few months of this that Apple is poised to reveal its grand plans to enter a space that has been fuelling an industry boom during the past 18 months

Updated On : 10 Jun 2024 | 10:07 AM IST

Southeast Asia fast emerging as centre of gravity for tech industry

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Updated On : 11 May 2024 | 8:48 AM IST

Apple apologises for its latest iPad Pro ad, scraps plan to air it on TV

Others said the advertisement didn't bode well for Apple in the age of artificial intelligence and as regulators look to break up key properties like the App Store

Updated On : 10 May 2024 | 10:24 PM IST

Apple has advantage over the competition in generative AI, says Tim Cook

Cook said, Apple continues to make significant investments in generative AI and the company will share "some very exciting things" soon

Updated On : 03 May 2024 | 11:22 AM IST

Apple grows in double digit in India in Q2, Tim Cook very pleased

Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned Apple's efforts to expand its presence in India, including increasing its distribution channels and developer community

Updated On : 03 May 2024 | 11:53 PM IST

Apple unveils record $110 bn buyback as results beat low expectations

Apple increased its cash dividend by 4 per cent and authorized an additional program to buy back $110 billion of stock. The buyback is the largest in the company's history

Updated On : 03 May 2024 | 8:27 AM IST

After India and Vietnam, Apple looks to manufacture products in Indonesia

American tech giant does not have a manufacturing base in Indonesia, where iPhones and Apple computers have a strong following

Updated On : 19 Apr 2024 | 3:07 PM IST

Apple Inc aims to invest over $240 mn to expand its Singapore campus

Apple opened its first facility in Singapore in 1981 with 72 employees focused on Apple II, its early personal computer

Updated On : 18 Apr 2024 | 11:45 AM IST

Apple 'looking at' manufacturing facility in Indonesia: CEO Tim Cook

We talked about the president's desire to see manufacturing in the country, and it's something that we will look out, Cook told reporters after the meeting

Updated On : 17 Apr 2024 | 11:45 AM IST

Apple CEO Tim Cook wants to spend more on suppliers in Vietnam: Report

Cook arrived in Hanoi on Monday for the two-day visit during which he met suppliers, students, content creators and users of Apple products

Updated On : 16 Apr 2024 | 2:20 PM IST

Apple refuses to help ED in unlocking Arvind Kejriwal's iPhone: Report

Indian agency made an informal request to tech giant after arresting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on March 21

Updated On : 03 Apr 2024 | 11:56 AM IST

Tim Cook's love for China helps Xi Jinping fight fears of economic slump

The People's Daily newspaper, an official mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party, has said that China is an indispensable part of the global supply chain

Updated On : 26 Mar 2024 | 9:05 AM IST

Apple CEO Cook meets Chinese commerce minister, unveils investment plans

He said China is promoting tech innovation, and that sectors like artificial intelligence and cloud computing offer massive opportunities to companies like Apple

Updated On : 23 Mar 2024 | 1:49 PM IST

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Shanghai, with China sales under pressure

His visit comes after the iPhone maker announced that it would open a new retail store in the heart of the Chinese financial hub on Thursday

Updated On : 20 Mar 2024 | 9:55 PM IST

Apple to pay $490 mn for misleading investors about iPhone sales in China

Thousands of shareholders who bought Apple stock in late 2018 could be eligible for a piece of the settlement

Updated On : 16 Mar 2024 | 6:55 AM IST

Apple reaches $490 mn settlement over CEO Tim Cook's China sales comments

It stemmed from Apple's unexpected announcement on Jan. 2, 2019 that the iPhone maker would slash its quarterly revenue forecast by up to $9 billion, blaming U.S.-China trade tensions

Updated On : 15 Mar 2024 | 7:19 PM IST