Is the MacBook Tim Cook's Main Mac?

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Is the MacBook Tim Cook's Main Mac?

Poll closed Oct 5, 2015.
  1. Yes. He introduced it this year personally.

    19.6%
  2. No. He uses a MacBook Pro

    19.6%
  3. No. He uses an iMac

    28.3%
  4. No. He uses a Mac Pro

    10.9%
  5. No. He uses an iPad.

    10.9%
  6. No. He uses something else.

    10.9%
  1. KPOM macrumors G5

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  2. boltjames macrumors 68040

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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.

    BJ
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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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.
     
  5. duervo macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  6. KPOM, Sep 29, 2015
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    KPOM thread starter macrumors G5

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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"?
     
  7. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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  8. maflynn Moderator

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    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.
     
  9. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    why in the wide wide world of sports would anyone care?
     
  10. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  11. dss10 macrumors member

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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...
     

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