Auburn University posted his 13-minute speech on YouTube Saturday.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook made a rare public appearance -- and a 13 minute speech -- at the United Nations Tuesday.
He touched on three issues close to his heart:
Racism. "Growing up in Alabama,... I remember very vividly witnessing a cross burning."
Gay Rights. "Now is the time to write these basic principles of human dignity into the book of law."
Talk is cheap.
FORTUNE -- All the noise over what Apple ought to do with its cash almost makes one wistful for the days when everyone obsessed only over Apple's products.
Time coverboy Carl Icahn is on Apple's (AAPL) case to give back more of its cash to shareholders -- like himself. It's a perfectly reasonable position to take. Apple's hoard had grown to the nine figures with no reasonable prospects for MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Dec 5, 2013 9:22 AM ET
Is Angela Ahrendts the speaker who will lift Apple from the rhetorical hole Steve Jobs dug?
FORTUNE -- Tim Cook, as he would be first to admit, was not born with Steve Jobs' gift for gab.
But it doesn't help that he -- and the rest of Apple's (AAPL) senior staff -- still talk as if there were no adjectives in the English language but the handful that Jobs used again and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 27, 2013 10:31 AM ET
Icahn's $2 billion stake amounts to half of 1% of Apple's outstanding shares.
FORTUNE --Reuters and Bloomberg made a big deal last week about the fact that Carl Icahn had increased his investment in Apple (AAPL)
from 3.8 million shares (worth $1.8 billion)
to 4.7 million shares (worth $2.4 billion).
Why this was considered news, given that Icahn disclosed it three weeks ago, was not clear from their reports.
Their reports also failed to put those MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 17, 2013 8:29 AM ET
Steve Jobs was focused on innovative products. His successor is focused on process.
FORTUNE -- At a Business Insider conference Friday, ex-iPod hardware chief Tony Fadell praised Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook as an innovator.
But he wasn't talking about whizzy new products like the iPhone or iPad. Cook's expertise is in operations -- in the supply chain that produces those iPhones and iPads.
"The number of turns he did on the inventory MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 14, 2013 7:22 AM ET
Sends letter to Tim Cook urging him to boost his share repurchase plan to $150 billion
FORTUNE -- Tim Cook is getting the full Carl Icahn treatment.
A phone call (and some tweets about it) in August.
A meeting (also tweeted) in September.
And on Thursday, an 860-word letter, published on his new shareholder's roundtable website.
In the corporate raider's latest missive he reiterates in public the points he presumably made to Cook in private: MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 24, 2013 10:36 AM ET
Apple trimmed iPhone 5C orders 50%. Or was it 20%? Or 35%?
FORTUNE -- I knew there was a reason I didn't comment on the several reports of iPhone production order changes -- up and down -- that came across the business wires last week. (See here, here and here.)
But it wasn't until I read the MacDailyNews' take on the issue Saturday that I could articulate why.
"We're going to make this so MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 20, 2013 4:36 PM ET
With Tim Cook's blessing and $50 million in funding from backers like Andreessen Horowitz, robotics outfit Anki already has buzz other startups could only dream of. Hands-on with its first product.
FORTUNE -- When Tim Cook introduced Anki CEO Boris Sofman onstage at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference this June, more than a few audience members wondered who Sofman was and how an unknown startup -- one that hadn't launched -- snagged MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 16, 2013 9:00 PM ET
Apple's co-founder died two years ago today.
FORTUNE -- The video above was posted on Apple's (AAPL) home page on the first anniversary of Steve Jobs' death. On Friday, CEO Tim Cook marked the second anniversary with a letter to his employees:
Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of Steve's death. I hope everyone will reflect on what he meant to all of us and to the world. Steve was an amazing human MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 5, 2013 7:33 AM ET
Remember when Tim Cook got grilled by those Senators? This is what came of it.
FORTUNE -- In June, three weeks after the media had their fun (ahem, Jon Stewart) with Tim Cook's appearance before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Apple (AAPL) received a fax from the Securities Exchange Commission.
The SEC's staff had taken a close look at Apple's Form 10-K for fiscal 2012 and it had several questions. One of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 4, 2013 11:39 AM ET
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