This weekend, Steve Jobs screenwriter Aaron Sorkin apologized to Tim Cook for the harsh words he directed at the CEO earlier in the week. Sorkin told E! News, "You know what, I think that Tim Cook and I probably both went a little too far." He added, "And I apologize to Tim Cook. I hope when he sees the movie, he enjoys it as much as I enjoy his products."
The minor spat started early last week, when Tim Cook called movies about Steve Jobs "opportunistic" during an appearance on The Late Show. "I think that a lot of people are trying to be opportunistic, and I hate this; it’s not a great part of our world," said the Apple CEO, before praising his former boss.
Sorkin snapped back later in the week, telling The Hollywood Reporter that "nobody did this movie to get rich." He added, "Tim Cook should really see the movie before he decides what it is." Then he went in for the final blow: "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."
Steve Jobs hits theaters across the country on October 23rd, and will see limited release on October 9th.