After the death of Steve Jobs, Apple suffered a profound change. Steve Jobs was always considered to be the heart and mind of the tech giant, so anyone replacing him seemed at first impossible. However, after all, Tim Cook managed to do a good job in his role as Apple’s CEO. Cook actually was named in this position by no one else than Steve Jobs, who picked him as his successor.
Apparently, Tim Cook and Steve Jobs were quite close. A new biography indicated that Cook actually offered to donate Jobs part of his liver, back in 2009. The biography revealed that Jobs refused. The book alleged that Tim Cook made this offer after finding out that he had the same rare blood type as his boss.
“I said, ‘Steve, I’m perfectly healthy,'” Cook reportedly says in the book. “‘I can do this and I’m not putting myself at risk; I’ll be fine.'” However, the book indicates that Jobs declined the offer. “He cut me off at the legs, almost before the words were out of my mouth,” Cook allegedly continued to say. “No,’ [Jobs] said. ‘I’ll never let you do that. I’ll never do that.'” “It was: ‘No, I’m not doing that!’ He kind of popped up in bed and said that,” Cook continued to say according to the book. “And this was during a time when things were just terrible. Steve only yelled at me four or five times during the 13 years I knew him, and this was one of them.”
Steve Jobs died back in October 2011, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. As expected, reps for Apple or Tim Cook did not confirm that this conversation ever took place. However, if it turns out being true, it surely shows a very beautiful side of the friendship relationship between Tim Cook and Steve Jobs.
Since becoming the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook has been quite criticized. After years in which Apple revealed nothing new, the famous company launched the iPhone 6 and set a new record when it comes to sales. This week, the company presented its first brand-new product since the death of its co-founder, the Apple Watch, which is also expected to be a success.