Steve Jobs turned down liver transplant from Tim Cook, biography claims

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Apple boss Tim Cook offered dying Steve Jobs part of his liverTim Cook and Steve Jobs remove their microphones after a news conference at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., July 16, 2010. (REUTERS/Kim White) Steve Jobs turned down a partial liver transplant from now Apple-CEO Tim Cook two years before he died of cancer, according to a new biography on the tech icon. Describing the moment in the book Cook, who this week officially launched the new Apple Watch, said: “I mean, here’s a guy, he’s dying, he’s very close to death because of his liver issue and here’s someone healthy offering a way out.” Despite the severity of his illness Steve Jobs worked on Apple on the last very last day of his life, phoning colleagues from the confines of his bed with new ideas.From Apple Watch talk to the company’s hunt for a trillion-dollar valuation, high-flying Apple (AAPL) and its CEO Tim Cook may be burning up the limelight but co-founder Steve Jobs continues to cast a long shadow even in death.

Due to the regenerative qualities of the liver both donor and the recipient have been found to suffer minimal complications as its regrows back to normal size. I’ll never do that’.” The revelation is made in Becoming Steve Jobs, by Fast Company executive editor Rick Tetzeli and co-author Brent Schlender, published later this month. “It was: ‘No, I’m not doing that!’ He kind of popped up in bed and said that. Steve only yelled at me four or five times during the 13 years I knew him, and this was one of them.” VF.com has reached out to Apple to confirm the conversation. Cook went by Jobs’ house to tell him the good news, and the authors report the terse response Cook got. “He cut me off at the legs, almost before the words were out of my mouth,” said Cook. “‘No,’ he said. ‘I’ll never let you do that.

In fact, because of their friendship, Iger also turned down an invitation from Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt to be on Google’s board. “He told me he’d get jealous,” says Iger. Jony and his team had placed the guts of a top-of-the-line laptop inside a svelte and slightly curved vertical slab, which had on the top half of its surface a color LCD monitor, and on the bottom half a vertical CD-ROM drive, all of which was framed by specially designed Bose stereo speakers.” But despite its elegance and Jobs’ apparent friendship (“He’s kind of a cherub,” Jobs said of Ive), the project died after selling just 12,000 units. But the two powwowed often, the book reports, speculating on what companies were ripe for the taking. “We would stand at a whiteboard brainstorming,” recalls Iger. “We talked about buying companies.

While Ashton Kutcher’s star turn in the movie Jobs (2013) wasn’t particularly well reviewed, a new project based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling 2011 biography Steve Jobs has fans buzzing thanks to the involvement of director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and versatile actor Michael Fassbender in the starring role as the Apple icon.

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