Apple names their new COO in Tim Cook

Apple names their new COO in Tim Cook

Tim Cook has been named as the new Chief Operating Officer of Apple Computer Inc. He is currently working as the company’s executive vice president of worldwide sales and operations since 2002. In another news, the current head of the Apple’s iPod division, Jon Rubinstein is due to retire soon from his position as per the statement released by the company.

Cook would now be taking over the day-to-day operations of the company as he did during the period of Steve Jobs’ recovery from cancer surgery last year. He now officially becomes the No. 2 man at the Cupertino-based company. The post was empty until now. Steve Jobs said in a statement about this announcement: “Tim has been doing this job for over two years now, and it’s high time we officially recognized it with this promotion.”

He would also be continuing to oversee the worldwide operations and leading the Macintosh division and would be working closely with Jobs himself. Jon on the other hand is due to retire on March 31 next year and would be replaced by Tony Fadell, vice president of iPod engineering. Rubinstein used to be the senior vice president of hardware engineering before heading the iPod division for the company.

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