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Apple on Friday named Tim Cook its chief operating officer and announced the retirement of iPod chief Jon Rubinstein.

Cook, who has been Apples executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations since 2002, will continue to report to Steve Jobs, Apples CEO, the company said in a statement.

Tim has been doing this job for over two years now, and its high time we officially recognized it with this promotion, said Steve Jobs, Apples CEO. Tim and I have worked together for over seven years now, and I am looking forward to working even more closely with him to help Apple reach some exciting goals during the coming years.

Cook will continue to be responsible for all of the companys worldwide sales and operations, and will continue to lead the companys Macintosh Division. In addition, he will work closely with Jobs and the executive team to lead Apples overall business.

Apple also announced that Jon Rubinstein, Apples senior vice president of the iPod Division will retire on March 31 and be succeeded by Tony Fadell. Fadell will report to Steve Jobs and take over all aspects of iPod engineering.

Ive worked with Jon for over 15 years, and were going to miss him. Jon has done an excellent job as a member of Apples senior management team, as well as building our world-class iPod engineering team and running our hardware engineering team prior to that, said Jobs. Tony has been doing a superb job running a large part of the iPod engineering team, and were expecting a very smooth transition.

Cook joined Apple in 1998 as senior vice president of Operations, and was promoted to executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations in 2002. His responsibilities were expanded to include leading Apples Macintosh Division in 2004. Before joining Apple, Cook was a vice president at Compaq and also spent 12 years with IBM. Cook earned an M.B.A. from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University.

Fadell joined Apples iPod Engineering team in 2001 and was promoted to vice president of iPod engineering in 2004. Prior to joining Apple, Fadell worked at Philips Electronics. Prior to his work at Philips, Fadell was a hardware and software architect at General Magic. He graduated with a BS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1991.
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ok...?

The question is will this effect apples products?
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ok...?

The question is will this effect apples products?

No.

The better question: Do you always scarf public relations announcements practically verbatim without sourcing the page you got them from?

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2005/oct/14cook.html
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No.

The better question: Do you always scarf public relations announcements practically verbatim without sourcing the page you got them from?

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2005/oct/14cook.html


How about you be happy, that they took the time to copy that text and package it up for us.
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No.

The better question: Do you always scarf public relations announcements practically verbatim without sourcing the page you got them from?

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2005/oct/14cook.html

Traditionally, publications don't source a PR (press release). A PR is a release to the press, usually worded precisely the way the company wants it to be read. The intent of the PR is to spread the information contained in the release.

In this case, the info was concise and specific enough that there was no need to make drastic changes.

Hope this helps,

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Traditionally, publications don't source a PR (press release). A PR is a release to the press, usually worded precisely the way the company wants it to be read. The intent of the PR is to spread the information contained in the release.

In this case, the info was concise and specific enough that there was no need to make drastic changes.

The article reads perfectly well and is very informative -- presumably anyone who reads this site regularly trusts (or is aware of) the level of fact-checking applied. Personally, I appreciate being shielded from that vast majority of press releases that are nothing more than self-serving marketing ploys.

It's definitely a strong positive that Apple's continuing to work on improving both the iPod and the people behind it.
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It's definitely a strong positive that Apple's continuing to work on improving both the iPod and the people behind it.

Wow. Is Apple in the cyborg business?
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COOK those apples Tim!

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I wonder if Tim is then the appointed successor to Jobs?

It is strange that some people report directly to Jobs - normally everyone reports to the COO. So Tim is really "half a COO":

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^^ -That's a HIT TUNE my friend

Expect to find it on "New Release Tuesday" someday.
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^^ -That's a HIT TUNE my friend

Expect to find it on "New Release Tuesday" someday.

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