Apple CEO Tim Cook to Deliver 2017 MIT Commencement Address

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the 2017 Commencement address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the university announced today.
    In a statement, Cook said he was looking forward to speaking to MIT's graduating class in 2017. The Commencement will take place on Friday, June 9.
    Cook has previously given Commencement speeches at George Washington University and Auburn University, his alma mater.

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    Not at all bashing Tim here, I'm just saying--

    Nothing will ever, ever beat Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech.
     
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    I feel bad for MIT grads. 2 hours of listening to Timmy go on about his clogged pipeline.
     
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    "Brilliance as a business leader"? - perhaps they know a different Tim Cook? It's been a bumpy, downhill ride ever since he's come on board.
     
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    I dunno. I think Tim Cook will be a pretty inspirational speaker. He comes from the Deep South, heads up the most well known firm in the world which is also incredibly progressive in its views and is the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

    All the gripes about Apple's product line and whatnot aside, he's a pretty fascinating guy and I reckon will knock this out of the park.
     
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    Steve had a great commencement speech which I doubt Tim can come close to. Tim will probably talk politics and china since that seems to be the only thing he cares about these days.
     
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    "You're going to need a lot of dongles in the real world."
     
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    MIT President L. Rafael Reif is not a mac user.
     
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    "Mr. Cook's brilliance as a business leader, his genuineness as a human being, and his passion for issues that matter to our community make his voice one that I know will resonate deeply with our graduates"

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    No, no. You must have forgotten about this "great products we have in the pipeline," per Tim Cook. ;)
     
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    More like brilliance as Pepsi cola version of tech distributor.
     
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    At the end of the speech, I'm envisioning Tim up on stage pointing to the audience and going, "You get an iPhone, and you get an iPhone, and you get an iPhone! Everybody gets an iPhone!" like Oprah did with the car thing years ago.
     
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    Nonsense. I stopped reading there, but I could tell where the comment were going. Almost anyone on this forum could have taken over where Steve left this to Tim Cook and done the same thing.
     
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    I think he is boring, has no orator skills, and comes across as full of BS. He should hand out free dongles at the speech. I don't think I'm being harsh. He obviously is a brilliant guy and his push on social issues is to be commended. Maybe he could push those issues after he retires though. Apple needs a leader.

    I find in general his presentations at Apple events have been weak, and the whole presentations are not working. And i'm so sick of here John say.. "our most advances ever, with superb..." If john doesn't want to be there in person, than I don't want to hear him either.

    I do like craig federighi!
     
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    Tim has only volunteered to do this because he thinks MIT means Make It Thinner.
     
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    Nice. I'll have enough time to "work around" being in MA the first 2 weeks of June 2017. ;)
     
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    Steve Jobs was a man that changed several industries and made a huge impact in the world. Tim Cook is just a wall street CEO that likes to play social justice warrior and made a watch. I would never be interested in anything he has to stay. Steve Jobs, I would pay money to hear him speak.
     
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    Made my day
     
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    i hope one of them ask what the delay on Airpods or BeatsX is all about.
     
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    Something tells me this speech will be as boring as the keynotes with only one improvement ... it'll feel lighter and thinner than ever.
     
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    Fixed it for you.
     

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