Apple CEO Tim Cook makes surprise appearance at Sun Valley retreat

“Apple CEO Tim Cook surprised the crowd in Sun Valley, Idaho, this morning by showing up at the Allen & Co. annual retreat to attend a session called ‘Iran vs. Israel,'” Laire Atkinson reports for The New York Post.

“This was Cook’s first time at the high-powered event that draws media and tech moguls,” Atkinson reports. “While his name was on the list of possible attendees, no one knew if the low-key CEO would put in an appearance.”

Atkinson reports, “Cook stopped for a quick chat with The Post, confirming it was his first time at the mogulfest. When asked if he was there in hopes of striking entertainment deals, he said, ‘We are talking to a lot of people here.’ And might those deals be for the long-rumored Apple TV? ‘I can’t tell you that,’ he said.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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15 Comments

  1. I know for a fact that they are in constant communication regarding a wider range of topics, some of which may or not per pertinent to something or not. In fact, his name may or not be Tim, which was also the name of a fantastic album by the
    Replacements of which Tim (or not) may or may not have been a member/fan/listener. OTOH, he may naot be aware that something like this did or did not exist. That si sort of like God (or not).

  2. While I can’t say anything, I will say that the unconfirmed confirmation of Tim’s alleged appearance is imminent.
    Furthermore, an unnamed source, who is speaking without talking says ” Maybe”.

  3. With the compensation Tim receives from Apple, he and his personal entourage should be able to attend every major tech gathering in person.

    Why anyone would waste his time attending a session called ‘Iran vs. Israel’ is the most puzzling thing. Not got anything to do at Cupertino at the moment?

    1. Ahhh, actually, Apple has significant investments in Israel, including an R&D center. So the real issue is, what possible credentials or expertise do YOU have to question how Tim Cook – perhaps the best CEO on the planet – uses his time? Or are you just another one of the MDN minions who likes to bash Cook for vague reasons?

      1. @ Ralph – Apple’s tech center in Israel should be in good hands with director Aharon and VP Ed Frank. for the CEO of any major corporation to spend his ridiculously overcompensated time chatting about politico-religious conflicting countries smacks of poor use of his time. Perhaps Cook should spend more time investigating how Apple’s recent acquisitions have been supporting industry rivals like Samsung.

        I laugh how you criticize me for offering legitimate criticism against Apple’s leadership. If you can’t figure out these “vague reasons”, this clearly reflects more about your limitations than mine.

    1. Actually 2 countries with lots of nice people ruled over by crazy governments.

      We should follow George Washington’s admonition about foreign entanglements. I would also like AIPAC to STFU and to get out of US politics. A country the size of a county in Texas should not wag the foreign policy of a nation the size of ours, but it does.

  4. “When asked if he was there in hopes of striking entertainment deals, he said, ‘We are talking to a lot of people here.’ And might those deals be for the long-rumored Apple TV? ‘I can’t tell you that,’ he said.”

    In the words of Washington National rookie Bryce Harper “that’s a clown question bro”.

  5. I hope someone raised the point about the merits of the two nations as holiday destinations. Tel Aviv and Eilat give Israel easy points. Tehran is a bit poo in comparison.

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