Apple Watch saves kitesurfer from potential shark encounter, Tim Cook reacts with 'wow'

Apple’s smartwatch ads are full of feel-good stories about how the wearable changes people’s lives for the better, mainly on the physical activity side of the everyday spectrum, but this next story is something else, and forced even Tim Cook to react.

Armed with his kitesurf and Apple Watch 3 on his wrist, one John Zilles took against the waves on a new underwater hydrofoil wing, but about a mile in, he wiped out, and couldn’t get his heavy kit airborne again. Thus, he had about two hours of slowly swimming against the current with all the kite …


Tim Cook: Stop drinking that expensive coffee and you'll be able to afford an iPhone X

While some consumers might be turned off by the price of the Apple iPhone X ($999 for 64GB, $1,149 for 256GB), yesterday during the launch of the device, Apple CEO Tim Cook made it sound within reach for many. Cook said that the iPhone X can be found priced at $33 a month using an installment plan. The executive added that this is cheaper than buying a coffee at “at one of these nice coffee places.” He also pointed out that iPhone X buyers can save as much as $350 by trading in their current iPhone.

During yesterday’s launch of the tenth anniversary model, Cook visited an Apple Store …

Video shows that Apple CEO Tim Cook is carrying the iPhone X with him

Production delays for the Apple iPhone X, you say? It will be impossible to pick one up until the middle of next year, you say? Well, that obviously isn’t the case if your name is Tim Cook and you’re the CEO of Apple. Back in August, a picture of the executive showed the outline of what was rumored to be the iPhone X in his pants pocket. With that picture, it was impossible to tell exactly which phone Cook was packing. Today, a new video makes it clear that the Chief Executive carries the iPhone X in his right pocket.

The video at the top of this story was taken last week at a Q&A …

Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs on the sixth anniversary of his death

October 5th, 2011 was a sad day not just for technology fans, but for the world as a whole. That was the day when Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs finally gave in to pancreatic cancer. Jobs had been battling the disease for some time, but he was getting progressively weaker. Just weeks before, on August 24th, 2011, Jobs resigned and named Tim Cook to replace him as CEO. It was the second time that Jobs had picked Cook to replace him as Chief Executive. In January 2009, due to his illness, Jobs took a leave of absence through the end of June. Tim Cook took over for Steve, running …

Tim Cook "thrilled" with Apple iPhone 8/8 Plus and Apple Watch sales as he visits Palo Alto Apple Store

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the Apple Store in Palo Alto, California this morning to watch first hand the launch of the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the Apple Watch Series 3. Inside the store, Cook chatted with customers and even took part when “the wave” was started up inside the retail location. Cook told CNBC that a connectivity issue with the Apple Watch Series 3 was not affecting demand for the stand-alone timepiece. He added that the problem is a minor one that will be fixed in a future software update. According to the executive, the smartwatch has “sold out in so many …

Tim Cook photographed with the Apple iPhone 8 in his pocket?; iPhone 8, iPhone 7s components leak


A tweet sent by Apple CEO Tim Cook late last week shows the outline of what could be the Apple iPhone 8 in the executive’s right pants pocket. Cook was Cincinnati to visit  CTS. This company is Cupertino’s long time partner when it comes to manufacturing test equipment. Where Cook was is not the story here, obviously. It is the device creating the bulge in his right pants pocket that everyone is fixated on, because the outline reveals that Cook might have been carrying the iPhone 8 on his visit to CTS. The outline is too tall to be an Apple iPhone 7 and is too narrow to be an Apple iPhone …

Apple CEO Tim Cook takes a firm stand against racism in an email to all employees

Apple chief executive Tim Cook took a firm stand against racism in an email to all employees. The email comes after the Charlottesville tragedy, where white supremacists clashed with anti-racist groups. A few hours later, one rallygoer roared his Dodge Chrysler at a crowd of pedestrians, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others. A state police helicopter monitoring the rally crashed a few hours later, resulting in the death of two state troopers. All of this, called for a response by the highest officials and a response came, just not the one that …

Did Apple CEO Tim Cook really tell Trump that the company is building a trio of U.S. factories?

This past Tuesday, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Donald Trump said that Apple CEO Tim Cook had promised Trump that he was going to build three “big, big, big” factories in the U.S. The president also said that Cook had called him to say that Apple was going forward with the U.S. factories. But Apple has historically strayed from using its own factories; the company currently owns just a single plant and that one is in Ireland.

Apple’s use of contract manufacturers angers Trump, who called out Apple during the campaign for not making its mobile devices in the U.S. …

Tim Cook actually made $145 Million in 2016, the most of any S&P 500 CEO

On the surface, Apple’s CEO pay for last year was “just” $8.75 million, hurling Tim Cook towards the bottom third of all CEOs in the list of the S&P 500. This figure, however, only accounts for the direct salary and bonuses received plus some the amount of some of the inevitable executive privileges. The more interesting story, however, are the 1.26 million shares he got awarded as an incentive when he became Apple’s CEO in 2011.

Those are granted with various performance strings attached to be vested fully, and in the case of Apple a fifth were tied to the …

Tim Cook says he knows who's sending out Trump's 3AM tweets

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President Donald Trump’s tweets are finding their way into everything nowadays … even Tim Cook’s commencement speech at MIT. 

The Apple CEO took a swipe at Trump’s infamous Twitter habits Friday, just a few hours after the president’s latest rant about former FBI director James Comey. Cook’s joke at the president came while he was referencing MIT’s tradition of jokes and hacks (like putting a propellor beanie on top of the Great Dome). 

Another great prank he says they’ve pulled off?

Hacking Trump’s twitter.  Read more…

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