Apple CEO Tim Cook
Apple’s top executive plans to make another rare public speaking appearance at a technology conference next month.
All Things Digital today said that Tim Cook will be a speaker at the outlet’s D11 conference taking place at the end of May. Cook’s predecessor, late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, attended the conference in several previous years, and Cook headlined last year’s show as well.
During last year’s appearance, Cook noted that the company was “doubling down” on secrecy. He hinted at additional Siri features that would be unveiled a few weeks later. He also discussed bringing manufacturing jobs to the United States, getting Jobs to hold to a decision, and taking over the top spot at the company post-Jobs.
In years past, the D conference series has contained a mix of interviews with high-profile executives, as well as onstage product launches. However, Cook is unlikely to unveil any new products or services at the show, especially given that Apple’s annual developers conference takes place only two weeks after the interview.
The interview will be Cook’s latest in recent months. In early February, Cook appeared at the Goldman Sachs’ annual Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco, where he discussed a wide range of topics, from what the company planned to do with its cash pile to his views on a shareholder lawsuit (which was later dropped). Before that, Cook appeared on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams in December, where he announced plans to manufacture some Mac computers in the United States and dropped more hints about the company’s TV market ambitions.