APPLE CEOs GAY RIGHTS ACTIVISM ‘HELPS BOOST iPHONE SALES’

A study has revealed that Apple CEO Tim Cook’s interventions on gay rights help to boost interest in the tech giant’s products. Mr Cook, who succeeded Steve Jobs at the head of the Cupertino firm, came out as gay in an op-ed in 2014. He has subsequently spoken out on LGBT rights a number of times…

POPE FRANCIS MEETS WITH OPENLY GAY APPLE CEO TIM COOK

Apple CEO Tim Cook has had a sit down meeting with the head of the Catholic church. The two men – along with their personal teams – met at the Vatican yesterday. This is the pontiff’s second meeting with technology world leader in a week, after he met with Eric Schmidt – the executive chairman…

TIM COOK TELLS IRELAND STUDENTS: "BEING GAY IS ONE OF THE GREATEST GIFTS GOD GAVE ME"

To coincide with Apple announcing a major expansion of its operations in the Republic of Ireland, its Chief Executive, Tim Cook visited Trinity College Dublin on Wednesday and addressed students.‘Apple is proud to call Ireland home,’ the Irish Independent reports Cook as saying at a packed event organised by the Philosophical Society. Cook was awarded the society’s…

APPLE CEO TIM COOK: COMING OUT WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MY PRIVACY

He said: “Every day I come to work, and in front of my desk I have a photo of Dr Martin Luther King. Every day I ask myself, it’s Dr King’s quote: ‘Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?’ “It became so clear to me that kids were getting…

APPLE’S TIM COOK DONATES $6.56 MILLION TO CHARITY

Apple boss Tim Cook has donated $6.56million (€6million) to an undisclosed charity. The donation – which took the form of 50,000 Apple shares – came to light on Friday in an SEC (Securities and Exchange) filing. The donation was executed on Thursday. Cook is obliged to disclose the movement of any shares that he owns but…

APPLE’S TIM COOK SAYS HE WILL GIVE HIS $785 MILLION FORTUNE TO CHARITY

Apple CEO Tim Cook has told Fortune magazine that he intends to give away his personal fortune to charity. Reuters reports the 54-year-old as saying that, besides paying for his 10-year-old nephew’s education, his estimated $785 million fortune would go to charitable causes. ‘You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples…

APPLE CEO TIM OFFICIALLY COMES OUT: ‘I AM PROUD TO BE GAY’

Apple CEO Tim Cook has officially come out as gay. ‘I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,’ he writes in a personal essay in Bloomberg Businessweek. ‘I’ll admit that this wasn’t an easy choice. Privacy remains important to me, and I’d like to hold on to a small amount of…