Tim Cook has been at Apple Inc. for 23 years and has served as executive director for nearly a decade, but used a new podcast appearance to suggest that some sort of future change might loom.
“I feel great right now. And there’s no date in sight,” Cook, 60, said on The New York Times’ Sway podcast that aired Monday.
“But 10 more years is a long time and probably 10 more years not,” he said.
The interview covered a wide range of topics, such as the controversial social media app Parler, which was blocked by Apple earlier this year, Apple TV + and autonomous vehicles.
When asked about Elon Musk’s statements that he once tried to hold talks about the possibility of selling Tesla to Apple, Cook said he has never spoken to Musk, but that he has great admiration and respect for the company he built.
“I think Tesla has done an amazing job not only establishing leadership, but maintaining leadership for such a long period of time in the electric vehicle space,” he noted.
Cook, without revealing many clues about what Apple has planned for the industry, indicated that “we’ll see what Apple does. We investigated so many things internally; many of them never see the light of day. I’m not saying this won’t. “.