Stepping in as successor to one of the most successful CEOs in history is no easy ‘job’, but with a range of successful product launches under his belt, including the latest iWatch, Tim Cook has certainly proven himself up for the challenge in the post-Jobs era.
A couple of days ago, Cook sat down with CCTV in an exclusive interview, where he revealed details about the relationship between himself and Steve Jobs, including the moment he tried to offer his ailing friend a portion of his liver.
The surprising part of Cook’s four-day journey to China is that he didn’t come to sell electronic products, but to plant trees. In his first post to his newly made microblog Weibo account, Cook announced optimism for innovative environmental programs, such as how to manage sustainable forests and expand efforts in renewable energy.
During the interview, he told CCTV his company plans to build a 40 megawatt electric solar facility in China’s Sichuan Province that will be used to power all of their stores, headquarters and offices.
In the first quarter of 2015, more iPhones were sold in China than in the U.S., grabbing the top spot with nearly 15 percent of the market. The company’s focus on China continues to grow as the firm captures more and more of the world’s largest smartphone market. Cook said that China is very important for Apple in every facet, from sales to supply.
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Originally aired on December 7, 2012 on NBC