Tim Cook at Sun Valley Conference, 'Looking Forward' to Meetings with Media Executives

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The New York Times reports on Apple CEO Tim Cook's presence at the annual Allen & Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, noting that he is easily earning the title of "Mr. Popular" due to Apple's rare presence at the event.
    Tim Cook and Akamai CEO Paul Sagan at Allen & Co. conference (Credit: Paul Sakuma/AP)
    Cook has been keeping a relatively low profile at the conference so far, but he did note that he was "looking forward" to those meetings.
    Steve Jobs was occasionally found on the invitation list for the Sun Valley conference, including as late as 2010, but his last appearance at the event came in 2005.

    Article Link: Tim Cook at Sun Valley Conference, 'Looking Forward' to Meetings with Media Executives
  2. Mjmar macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    He seems to have adjusted very well to the CEO position
  3. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Way to go Tim !

    Line up all those media giants for the new Apple Television.
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
  5. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
  6. iScottn macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2012
    What a totally chilled-out guy he's coming across as these days.
  7. GeekLawyer macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2007
    The post is coming from inside the house!
  8. NMF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2011
  9. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
  10. fig macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2012
    Austin, TX
    You'd think multimillionaires could find clothes that fit better.
  11. Allenbf macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    Elsewhere, USA
    I was thinking the same thing.
  12. little.pm, Jul 11, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2012

    little.pm macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2010
    old world :: germany :: bavaria
  13. Lindono macrumors member

    May 1, 2012
    Why are you holding your shoe over your MacBook Pro?
  14. NMF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2011
    The benefit of being a multimillionaire is you can wear whatever the **** you want. :cool:
  15. kurosov macrumors 6502a

    Jan 3, 2009
    Funny, i'm not a millionaire and i can do this.
  16. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Tim Cook could have said, "I really hate going to these conferences, but the board makes me. I dread meeting with media executives -- they are such bores and tightwads."

    Now, that would have been really newsworthy!
  17. grayskies macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2006

    I was under the impression that Tim is tall. The guy in suit must be a giant.
  18. MacDav macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2004
    Of course they could, they could have their entire wardrobe hand made by the finest tailors. Obviously, it's not important to them. They are past the adolescent idea that "Clothes make the Man". You might take a lesson here in how not to be shallow.
  19. Yvan256 macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2004
    Dear Mr. Cook,

    we don't want TV packages, we want TV shows.

    I don't want a package of networks bundled together.

    I don't want a package of all the shows from a single network.

    I want to pick and choose which shows I get.

    TV is different from music. Apart from a few select classic shows, I only ever watch each episode only once. I don't want to buy TV shows, I don't want to rent TV shows. I only want to pay a low cost for each season of a TV series. If the cost of watching eight shows is twice the price of getting cable or satellite, I'm not going to use iTunes, it doesn't make any sense.

    And don't forget those of us with stupidly low download monthly caps. How low, you ask? Try 30GB per month. So we also need an option for SD content.

    And last, don't make us Canadians wait months or years to get the same thing as the people in the USA. It's 99% the same shows.
  20. danr_97070 macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2004
    Tense conversation?

    Must be a pretty tense conversation, Tim has his fist doubled up. Comfortable in his new CEO role... yeah... maybe.
  21. Yvan256 macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2004
    Nah, he's getting ready to punch a network CEO. ;)
  22. Rocketman, Jul 11, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2012

    Rocketman macrumors 603


    The recent turmoil in satellite TV content contracts (Viacom-DirecTV example) seems like an indication this confab can shed light on directions going forward as Apple quitely and confidentially moves toward an internet data only video and content feed system akin to Apple TV and iTunes, but possibly integrating content feeds directly rather than through aggregators and broadcast networks (cable and satellite companies).

    It is in content providers and Apple's interest to remove a layer of cost and "stickiness" and "friction" and directly provide content feeds and menuing systems. The problem for the content owners is Apple has a meme of standalone content. Buying or renting content by the episode, series, channel are definitely going to be separate options. Content providers are already choking on DirecTV objecting to both a 30% package price increase, but also being forced to take the whole package. There are some channels they are at loggerheads over.

    However. There is still the issue of basic access. Some if not most locations simply don't have access to high speed internet via wire to the home. Those that do have fiber, copper, cable and probably others. Satellite downlink is fast enough but uplink sucks.

    Then there is the <40% of the population stuck on dial up or 2G wireless or worse, nothing at all.

    Netflix DVD might become less ubiquitous, but is will be a necessary utility for several years to come.

    As for Cook's disposition, just like Steve, when he is in these meetings, he has already done years of research and planning and he is there with a monologue. The media reports of that are generally negative so having fewer of those make sense. Right until the product is announced. :D

    Maybe he is on a Hillary Clinton-esque "listening tour." "It takes a village." :D What the other guy in the meeting should do is listen. Intently. Tim could evolve the media experience massively by simply having a campfire meeting where he outlines three of his top philosophies. Steve did it with consumer appliance, Flash, Multi-Touch, Siri, and curation, and look where we are now!

  23. ToomeyND macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2011
    Anyone else notice that Sagan walks without swinging his arms?
  24. Abm4490 macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2012
    At least Tim is not wearing the same clothing attire like Steve once did. That's whats great about Apple, they don't show off their wealth by wearing really nice clothes and stuff. Yea they are worth a $$$$ but they don't show it off unlike Hollywood and other companies. That's why they are so unique and a lot of people, like myself love them!


    such a CLASSey leader. He has done everything in my opinion up to the standards that Steve asked him too. It's crazy to think that he has been the CEO almost a year ago...
  25. Swift macrumors 68000


    Feb 18, 2003
    Los Angeles
    I agree with most of what you say, but we need to force the broadband providers to change their damn business models. No charging rent on tiers of programming. The network cannot own the shows it sells. Cable nets are digital utilities.

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