Following some verbal sparring in the press, “Steve Jobs” screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has issued an apology to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Cook appeared on Stephen Colbert’s late night talk show recently where he described the various biopics about the late Apple co-founder as “opportunistic”. He added: “I hate this. It’s not a great part of our world.”
Sorkin fired back this past week in a THR interview, saying: “Nobody did this movie to get rich. Secondly, Tim Cook should really see the movie before he decides what it is. Third, if you’ve got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour you’ve got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic.”
Sorkin has now apologised for those comments, telling E! News this weekend: “You know what, I think that Tim Cook and I probably both went a little too far. And I apologize to Tim Cook. I hope when he sees the movie, he enjoys it as much as I enjoy his products.”
Neither Cook or Apple have commented on the remarks.