Site   Web

March 13, 2015

Tim Cook Reportedly Offered Late Apple CEO Steve Jobs Part of His Liver

Steve Jobs shows off the iPhone 4 at the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference. Photo by Matthew Yohe

Current Apple top boss Tim Cook apparently offered to give his former boss, the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, a “portion of his own liver,” excerpts of a biography seen by Cult of Mac have revealed.

Tim Cook

Tim Cook

Earlier this week, Amazon featured a sneak peek of Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader by authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli to those wanting to pre-order the book. That preview has been since been limited, Cult of Mac is reporting, but not before the publication was able to read some interesting parts of the Jobs biography.

“After discovering that he shared a rare blood type with his sick colleague, and undergoing a battery of tests at a hospital ‘far from the Bay Area, since he didn’t want to be recognized,’ Cook offered his liver to Jobs—only for Steve to turn it down,” the biography reportedly reads.

Cook reportedly shared the story with the authors to prove the rumors about Jobs being selfish were not true.

“Somebody that’s selfish doesn’t reply like that,” Cook was reportedly quoted.

Jobs, who succumbed to cancer in 2011, apparently was interested in buying Yahoo. According to Cult of Mac, Jobs and Disney’s chief Bob Iger discussed acquiring Yahoo to give Apple an “in” in the search business.

The biography also revealed Jobs did not want Apple to build and sell TV sets.

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader is to go on sale March 24.


Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.