Tim Cook

Tim Cook’s Maps apology a massive display of power

Tim Cook’s Maps apology a massive display of power

Apple had a bad situation on their hands when it became apparent over the past week that their new non-Google "Maps" app appeared to fall short of expectations, but Tim Cook took this situation today and flipped it on its head entirely. It's not that Cook apologized for the situation - the situation being that Apple Maps (without Google) isn't as perfect as they wanted it to be - it's that inside this apology, he encouraged users to use other products while they remain patient for Apple Maps to improve. Tim Cook took a situation where Apple could easily have said "just chill out" to the public and said instead, in so many words, "we're confident enough in our own product that we'll literally tell you to use other solutions while we prove to you that you'll want to return to us when the time is right" - this is rare in the tech industry.

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Tim Cook notes iPad selling 84 million units since introduction

Tim Cook notes iPad selling 84 million units since introduction

This week Apple has announced at their big iPhone 5 event that the iPad is doing better than any other tablet on the market and is out-doing every other manufacturer's entire PC lineup. That means that the amount of iPads Apple sells is more than any other manufacturer sells of every PC they've got on the shelves. They've announced that through last year they had a massive 62% market share and that, according to Tim Cook, "almost all of the Fortune 500 are testing or deploying iPads. And they're investing in custom apps. This is something none of them do on the PC."

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Apple entices Bob Mansfield out of retirement

Apple entices Bob Mansfield out of retirement

Several announcements have been made today by Apple regarding their current staff and leadership, with none other than Bob Mansfield coming out of retirement to work under Tim Cook. Mansfield announced his retirement in June of this year, but will now be working on Apple products for the foreseeable future. Apple also let it be known that Craig Federighi and Dan Riccio have been promoted from vice presidents of their respective parts of the business to senior vice presidents.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 24, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 24, 2012

Friday is here once again folks, and what a Friday it was. What started out as a relatively slow news day became very exciting later on, as the jury deciding the Apple and Samsung case delivered their verdict after only three days of deliberation. The verdict? Let's just say that Apple's lawyers will be having a celebration tonight. Samsung was found guilty of multiple patent infringements, and a lot of that patent infringement was found willful by the jury. To make matters worse for Samsung, the jury found that it wasn't owed any damages by Apple. Needless to say, we think there will be an appeal.

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Tim Cook wraps up his first year as Apple CEO

Tim Cook wraps up his first year as Apple CEO

It hardly seems like it has been a year since Tim Cook took over as CEO of Apple. In fact, it has very close to a year since Steve Jobs passed away. That sad anniversary will happen on October 5. Cook has now been on the job for a year, and it's hard to say he has done anything other than a fantastic job over at Apple. I think many people expected to see Apple on the decline after the death of Steve Jobs.

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Tim Cook reportedly met with Samsung execs over patent case

Tim Cook reportedly met with Samsung execs over patent case

Apple and Samsung’s trial is expected to start in the United States on July 30th, but both companies were ordered by Judge Koh to sit down and discuss the possibility of mediation. Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Samsung executives Choi Gee-sung and Shin Jong-kyun on July 16th, according to a Korea Times article that has since been removed. It marks the second time that high-level executives at the companies have met to discuss the case.

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