Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared Tuesday night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Fans of both Apple and of Colbert had high expectations of the interview, which is indeed something of a rarity for Cook. Of course, anytime the chief executive of the most valuable company in the world does an interview anywhere, it’s a pretty big deal.
Cook and Colbert did not disappoint, and a video of the entire 9+ minute interview is now available online.
The interview covered a wide range of topics that spanned business matters and personal matters. The pair obviously discussed Apple’s recent unveiling of its next-generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, with Cook explaining new features like 3D Touch and Live Photos in detail.
Colbert also asked Cook to address rumors that Apple is secretly working on a car. “We look at a number of things along the way and we decide to put our energy into a few of them,” is all the CEO would say.
The conversation eventually turned to Steve Jobs and then even to personal matters, when Colbert asked Cook to discuss what it was like to come out as gay in 2014. “While I value my privacy significantly, I figured I was valuing it too far above what I could do for other people, so I wanted to tell people my truth,” Cook explained. “Many people already knew, so it was no revelation. But it was maybe for the broader world. And I felt the tremendous responsibility to do it.”
The entire video, which was recorded by 9to5Mac on a TV as it was being broadcast, follows below.