The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple Promotes Tim Cook to COO, Says Rubinstein Will Retire

Apple Promotes Tim Cook to COO, Says Rubinstein Will Retire

by , 2:40 PM EDT, October 14th, 2005

Apple on Friday announced that Tim Cook, the company's executive vice-president of worldwide sales and operations, is now Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Cook is now Apple's number two executive, behind CEO Steve Jobs. The company also said that Jon Rubinstein, senior vice-president of the iPod division, will retire on March 31, 2006. Tony Fadell, currently vice-president of iPod engineering, will succeed him.

"Tim has been doing this job for over two years now, and it's high time we officially recognized it with this promotion," Mr. Jobs said in a statement.

Of Mr. Rubinstein, he commented: "I've worked with Jon for over 15 years, and we're going to miss him. Jon has done an excellent job as a member of Apple's senior management team, as well as building our world-class iPod engineering team and running our hardware engineering team prior to that."

Rex Crum first reported the news for MarketWatch.

Recent Headlines - Updated April 25th

Thu, 8:11 PM
Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe Settle Anti-Poaching Class Action
5:32 PM
QiPack on Kickstarter Brings Wireless Charging to iPhone
4:25 PM
What Apple’s 7-for-1 Stock Split Means for Shareholders
4:20 PM
Apple’s Drop in iPad Market Share is a Natural Part of Tablet Evolution
1:30 PM
Goodbye Net Neutrality: FCC Backs Down on Internet Traffic Equality
1:00 PM
Satechi LED Desk Lamp: Cool, Glare-free and Adjustable Illumination
11:10 AM
Rumor Claims New MacBook Air Models Only Days Away
10:21 AM
Analyst: Apple Needs to Choose iPhone Margins or Marketshare
9:21 AM
AAPL Jumps $44 in Pre-market Trading after Strong Q2 Earnings Report
Wed, 8:43 PM
ACM 251: What’s in an Upgrade, Apple’s Google Gambit, the Future of iPhone
8:00 PM
Apple Reports Record March iPhone Sales in Q2 2014
7:31 PM
Apple’s Stock Jumps $40 (7.7%) in After-Hours Session
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!