Steve was a genius and a visionary, and I’ve never viewed that my role was to replace him. Steve was an original. I’ve never really felt the weight of trying to be Steve. It’s not my goal in life. I am who I am. I am focused on that. On being a great CEO of Apple.Apple CEO Tim Cook • During an interview at the D10 conference on Tuesday night, speaking about his legacy compared to that of Steve Jobs. Cook revealed during the when talking to Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg that, in 1998, after five minutes of talking with Apple, he decided he really wanted to work there — after initially rebuffing them for weeks. While Cook gave a few hints about products — most notably the rumored Apple TV — the really interesting stuff was what he had to say about being an exec. You can read the full recap over here.
I didn’t want to jailbreak my phone, I like Apple’s curated experience and I don’t want to stray from that. However after several more calls to both AT&T and Apple, I made no progress. So I’m turning to you for a final plea.An anonymous 9to5Mac tipster • In an email, sent to Apple CEO Tim Cook, after the reader spent multiple months unsuccessfully attempting to get either Apple or AT&T to unlock his iPhone so he could continue to use the device after moving to Canada. A few days later the reader received a call from AT&T Partnership Operations, with information on how to get his phone unlocked. And while the anonymous tipster never did hear back from Tim personally, the reader’s wife did receive a call from Cook’s assistant, who called to verify that the phone situation had been resolved. source (via • follow)
» Figuring out how to spend its money: The company, flush with cash amid a period of unprecedented success, was reaching a point where they needed to figure out what to do with the large amount of cash they had lying around. And while investing in other companies would certainly be one way to do it, they could do that and still have plenty left over for other reasons. ”Even with these investments, we can maintain a war chest for strategic opportunities and have plenty of cash to run our business,” CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. “So we are going to initiate a dividend and share repurchase program.” Apple’s stock had greatly risen in recent weeks as investors anticipated a dividend was on the way.