Eddy Cue puts himself (and lunch at Apple Park) up for auction | Cult of Mac

Eddy Cue puts himself (and lunch at Apple Park) up for auction


Eddy Cue
How could you resist lunch with this man?
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Do you a) like Eddy Cue, b) want a sneak peak of Apple’s spectacular new Apple Park campus, and c) have a truckload of money to spend?

If the answer to this is “all of the above” then you might be interested to hear of a new Charitybuzz’s latest auction — offering a lunch date with Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.

Having first joined Apple way back in 1989, Cue has been at the company longer than just about any other executive; preceding the likes of Jony Ive, Tim Cook, Craig Federighi and others by a good few years. At present, he oversees the iTunes Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, Siri, Maps, iCloud, and other services.

The lunch auction runs from now through Wednesday June 28 at 3pm Eastern. All proceeds will be donated to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation.

The expected selling price is $50,000, which includes lunch — although you’ll have to pay your own transport and accommodation, which means you probably won’t be crashing on Cue’s futon at the end of the evening. (No mention of whether your prize will also include heckling Rihanna at an NBA game, but we suspect not.)

Sadly, the prize doesn’t include an official tour of Apple’s new campus, although you’d hope that for $50k, Cue would at least throw in a bit of sightseeing.

The auction is the latest in a series of Charitybuzz auctions that Apple executives have been involved with. Last month saw the end of Tim Cook’s record fifth auction with the charity group. The winning bid came in at an astronomical $680,000, breaking Cook’s previous high mark of $610,000 raised in 2013.

Place your bid here.


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