Is the MacBook Tim Cook's Main Mac?

Is the MacBook Tim Cook's Main Mac?


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boltjames

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Very simple answer, and it goes to the heart of why the RMB exists:

In his office, at his desk, he uses a MacBook Pro. When he's in a meeting in a boardroom or when he travels, he uses a Retina MacBook.

Two notebooks, one the daily powerful workhorse, one the situationally thinnest/lightest. SUV with the kids on the weekdays, convertible with the wife on the weekends. That's how I roll. I'm sure he does the same.

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He probably switches around regularly and just has the IT staff make sure everything gets moved over. I'm sure when new hardware is almost ready to launch he tries it out a bit early as well.
 

duervo

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Steve Jobs had a Mac Pro in his home office (with Cinema Display), or at least that's what it looked like from the photo I saw a few years ago. Could have been an iMac too, I suppose. I wouldn't be surprised to find one in Cook's office, or a 27" 5K iMac, not because he wants to "do what Steve did", but because when you're at your desk, use the system that doesn't have to be portable and that gives the best experience.

Somebody should ask him on Twitter. Might actually get a reply.
 
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KPOM

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For whatever, reason, I'd guess that Tim Cook, as CEO would not really need a very powerful Mac, and so would deliberately choose to be seen with the base model MacBook. After all, if you see him at an airport with one, wouldn't you think "If it's good enough for Tim Cook, it's good enough for me"?
 
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maflynn

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For whatever, reason, I'd guess that Tim Cook, as CEO would not really need a very powerful Mac, and so would deliberately choose to bee seen with the base model MacBook. After all, if you see him at an airport with one, wouldn't you think "If it's good enough for Tim Cook, it's good enough for me"?
Why not? Steve Jobs had a Mac Pro, why shouldn't Tim use a iMac, or high end Mac Pro? I'm sure for a portable device he may use the rMB but he could also use the rMBP as well.
 

modernaccord

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I bet he's got one of everything.
Day to day/in his office? My bet is Mac Pro or iMac 4K display.
On the move? rMacBook. I know a lot of high profile executives using the rMB because of its portability.
In his lounge chair? iPad Pro. :)
On a Gulfstream? iPad Air

Edit: I just tweeted him...lol
 

dss10

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Having worked in a major Tech company in the executive staff, I can tell you that CEO's, for the most part, don't care how light or thin their computers are because some one else is carrying them. I'd vote for the top of the line iMac at the office (home and work) and a high end macbook pro when on the road.... But I have heard him say in several interviews that he uses a iPad...
 

dirt_farmer

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I doubt Tim uses a computer much.

If he had to use his own product he would know what a disaster the whole lineup is.

Hard to imagine the billionaire head of Apple fishing out a pile of tangled cords and dongles just so he can charge, listen to audio, present, or connect to the office LAN.

He would have it changed in a heartbeat.

I bet Tim gets handed nice printed balance sheets and goes to a lot of meetings where people are presenting to him.

I mean he let them remove the functioning keyboard for the sake of thinness for crying out loud. They are so reductive now that they are cutting out the core features that you need to use the darn things.
 

Dave245

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Tim has said in interviews that while at work he uses a Mac but at home and when traveling he uses an iPad Pro

"For his part, Cook stated that he switches between an iPad and a Mac, using the former at home and while he travels, and the latter at work. “I generally use a Mac at work, and I use an iPad at home. And I always use the iPad when I’m traveling. But I use everything and I love everything,” Cook said." - 9to5 Mac

https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/19/tim-cook-merge-ipad-and-mac/

My guess tho is that while at work he uses an iMac in his office and the rest of the time he uses an iPad Pro. Personally i use multiple Mac's, for example when at home i have an iMac and MacBook Pro, i also use an iPad Pro, they all serve a different purpose, the MacBook Pro is portable enough so i can take it around the house but also outside.