Aaron Sorkin blasts Apple’s Tim Cook over ‘Steve Jobs’ critique: ‘You’ve got a lot of nerve’

“Aaron Sorkin has lashed out at Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent assertion that filmmakers were being ‘opportunistic’ in making films about the late tech titan Steve Jobs,” Alex Ritman reports for The Hollywood Reporter.

“‘Nobody did this movie to get rich,’ he said. ‘Secondly, Tim Cook should really see the movie before he decides what it is,'” Ritman reports. “But Sorkin’s most stinging retort was reserved for last. ‘Third, if you’ve got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour you’ve got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic.'”

Read more in the full article here.

Earlier this month, Ben Child reported for The Guardian:

Apple CEO Tim Cook has described recent attempts to immortalise the late technology guru Steve Jobs on the big screen as “opportunistic” during a high-profile interview on US television.

Speaking on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Cook said he did not recognise what the host described as ‘unflattering’ portraits of his predecessor in the forthcoming Danny Boyle biopic “Steve Jobs,” nor the documentary “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,” which is due for a limited release in US cinemas this weekend and hit online formats earlier this month.

“The Steve I knew was an amazing human being. He’s someone that you wanted to do your best work for,” said Cook. “He had this uncanny ability to see around the corner and describe the future – not an evolutionary future but a revolutionary future.”

Cook said he had not seen either movie, but added: “He was a joy to work with and I love him dearly, I miss him every day. I think that a lot of people are trying to be opportunistic and I hate that, it’s not a great part of our world.”

MacDailyNews Take: Sorkin should produce Apple’s factory in China filled with children assembling iPhones for 17-cents an hour.

Since he can’t, as it doesn’t exist, then Apple should sue Sorkin into a tiny puddle of paste for defamation. Make a nice little example of him.

Before throwing out defamatory statements, is Sorkin completely sure that Cook was including his Steve Jobs is amongst the opportunistic dreck like Alex Gibney’s piece of shit and Yukari Iwatani Kane’s awful hit-piece?

Tim Cook talks 3D Touch iPhones, philanthropy, coming out as gay on Late Show with Stephen Colbert – September 16, 2015
Eddy Cue: New Steve Jobs doc is ‘inaccurate and mean-spirited’ – March 16, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter reviews ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’ doc: Unnecessary – March 16, 2015


  1. People have thrown out so many false accusations about Apple through the years, another about China factories is not surprising but I agree. If one of these idiots was sued for false accusations it might set an example to the others. Because unfortunately, some fools believe this shit thrown out by these nut cases.

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