Cook stands up for gay rights
Inspired by Martin Luther King, Tim Cook in October declared himself “proud to be gay” in BusinessWeek, making him the first openly gay chief executive of a Fortune 500 company (with Apple also ranking as the most admired company). “This will resonate powerfully,” said Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs.
Cook wrote, “If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy. We pave the sunlit path toward justice together, brick by brick. This is my brick.”
Trevor Burgess, the openly gay chief executive of C1 Financial in Florida, told the New York Times, “This is more like 600 million bricks. He has the most influential voice in global business.” its release, a faster upgrade rate than OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). Apple’s iOS 8 is now installed on over 52% of Apple mobile devices, with iOS 7 on 42%. No other platforms are as unified as Apple’s.