Apple's Eddy Cue has joined the Duke University Board of Trustees

Eddy Cue
Eddy Cue (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple services chief Eddy Cue has joined the Duke University Board of Trustees.
  • Cue was joined by six others, all on a six-year term.

Apple head of services Eddy Cue has joined the Duke University Board of Trustees, the university confirmed via press release. Cue was joined by six others as they all sign on for six-year terms.

Cue joined Apple in 1989 and is now responsible for Apple Music, Apple Pay, Maps, and more. The university's press release also pointed to the arrival of Apple's online store in 1998 as well as iTunes and the App Store.

Cue helped create the Apple online store in 1998, the iTunes Store in 2003 and the App Store in 2008. He also played a key role in developing Apple's award-winning iLife suite of applications. He has returned to Duke many times to assist students in technology fields, and in 2017 he spoke to the Duke Technology Scholars, an effort to inspire more Duke women undergraduates to choose careers in computer science and electrical and computer engineering.

This is far from Cue's first involvement outside of Apple. He's been a non-executive director at Ferrari for a number of years, for example. His role inside of Apple is arguably one of the most important to a modern company focusing on services and he's likely to be around for a number of years to come.

Cue, along with the other six new trustees, will be "responsible for the school's educational mission and fiscal policies."

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.