Tim Cook lands on Twitter

@Tim_Cook lands on Twitter

It's been verified by Twitter and Apple's confirmed it: thousands of Twitter users are already following an account just created by Apple CEO Tim Cook. The account profile says "CEO Apple, Fan of Auburn football and Duke basketball." As we posted this article, @Tim_Cook had tweeted just once:

Visited Retail Stores in Palo Alto today. Seeing so many happy customers reminds us of why we do what we do.

Tim Cook was, in fact, at the Palo Alto Apple retail store, greeting customers who had waited in line for the iPhone 5c and 5s, both released today.

Cook is beginning to follow some high-profile Twitter users, including Apple VPs Eddy Cue and Phil Schiller, Kerry Kennedy of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (as well as the center's official Twitter feed), CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Steve Jobs' widow Laurene, late night show host Jimmy Fallon and others.

Peter Cohen

Managing Editor of iMore, Mac and gaming specialist and all-around technologist. Follow him on Twitter @flargh

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There are 6 comments. Add yours.

76Tinman says:

Get ready for a barrage of "I want a gold iPhone 5s" Tweets Mr Cook!

metllicamilitia says:

2 hours in and near 59K followers, he may yet break the record for most followers in a 24 hour period.

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karmski says:

I wonder, did Palo Alto have plenty of stock of all colours?

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rbreban says:

Ja, laurene has 0 tweets

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williamsbh76 says:

War Eagle Tim Cook and welcome to Twitter!