Apple enthusiasts rejoiced this morning when Tim Cook sent his first tweet. The Apple CEO chose the day the new iPhone 5s and 5c were launched to make his debut.
Cook succeeded Steve Jobs as CEO in August of 2011. A year after taking the helm the stock hit an all-time high just over $700 and has been named by Forbes as number 35 of the world’s most powerful people.
His first tweet discussed his visit to a retail store in Palo Alto this morning; one Steve Jobs had visited years ago. “Visited Retail Stores in Palo Alto today. Seeing so many happy customers reminds us of why we do what we do.”
He obviously didn’t go near the Pasadena, Ca. location where at least two fights broke out on the street. One of which involved the homeless who were allegedly bussed in to stand in line and buy phones and would receive $20/phone as compensation. When they were not paid for their services a fight broke out.
Cook has already amassed over 77,000 followers but he himself only follows 11. That short list includes Anderson Cooper, Jimmy Fallon, Duke Basketball and NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman.