Bob Iger Resigns from Apple Board of Directors Due to Disney+ and Apple TV+ Conflicts
Disney+ may be launching November 12th with hopes to complete with streaming juggernauts Netflix and Amazon Prime. However, Apple will also join the streaming service battle with Apple+ set to launch November 1st.
This has reportedly led to some conflict between the company’s respective leaders, which has led Disney CEO Bob Iger to resign from Apple’s board of directors, as Apple disclosed in an SEC filing on Friday.
According to CNBC, Iger resigned this past Tuesday, when Apple debuted the launch date and price for Apple+.
Iger released a statement regarding his time with the company.
It has been an extraordinary privilege to have served on the Apple board for 8 years, and I have the utmost respect for Tim Cook, his team at Apple, and for my fellow board members, Apple is one of the world’s most admired companies, known for the quality and integrity of its products and its people, and I am forever grateful to have served as a member of the company’s board.
Disney and Apple have collaborated many times, and that won’t change anytime soon, as the Disney parks are reliant on many Apple products. Disney+ will also be available on iPhones and iPads when the service launches.