Apple boss Tim Cook offered his liver to predecessor Steve Jobs as his illness grew stronger, according to a new book. Becoming Steve Jobs explores life at Apple as it grew into the world’s biggest tech company. The book says that Jobs furiously rejected Cook’s offer.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook offered a part of his liver to a dying Steve Jobs, according to a new book due to be released this month. Jobs revealed that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer in 2004. By 2009, he was waiting for a liver transplant and was unable to go into the Apple office. The book claims that Cook paid Jobs regular home visits.
The book was written by Rick Tetzeli and Brent Sclender. Schlender interviewed Jobs on a number of occasions. Cook offered his liver after discovering that, like Jobs, he had a rare blood type and wondering if it could be the same. A series of tests showed that a partial liver transplant was may be able to go ahead.
According to the book, Jobs told Cook: “No, I’ll never let you do that. I’ll never do that.” Jobs did have a liver transplant in 2009 before dying in October 2011.
Research firm Gartner recently revealed Apple was selling more smartphones than nearest rival Samsung.