While everyone was busily losing their shit over the release of the iPhone 6s this past week, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Steve Jobs screenwriter Aaron Sorkin were engaging in the most entertaining verbal dust-up we’ve witnessed in some time.
It all began when Cook appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and took a pot-shot at Sorkin, calling his upcoming, Michael Fassbender-starring Jobs biopic “opportunistic.”
Sorkin, of course, wasn’t about to let that one go, and in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter – which may or may not have been conducted while walking briskly down a hallway – he responded:
“… if you’ve got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour you’ve got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic.”
“You know what, I think that Tim Cook and I probably both went a little too far. And I apologize to Tim Cook. I hope when he sees the movie, he enjoys it as much as I enjoy his products.”
Steve Jobs, which also stars Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Sara Snook and Jeff Daniels, is out Thursday October 8 in Australia.
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