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Tim Cook discusses his CEO replacement in new interview


Tim Cook still hid a few surprises up his sleeve for the iPhone X event.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wants people to see Apple’s retail locations as more than just a place where you buy things.

To celebrate the opening of the new flagship Apple store in Chicago, Cook and Apple retail boss Angela Ahrendts sat down for a wide-ranging interview. The duo discussed everything from why physical Apple stores are still vital in the digital age to whether Apple’s political stances will cause pushback from customers.

Buzzfeed even asked Tim about rumors that Angela is slated to be the next CEO. Cook downplayed the rumors and said he’s not trying to help just one person take over.

“I see my role as CEO to prepare as many people as I can to be CEO,” Tim said. “That’s what I’m doing and then the board makes a decision at that point in time.”

Watch the full interview below:


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