Apple CEO Tim Cook calls Steve Jobs film 'opportunistic' on Stephen Colbert's Late Show

'Jobs', which stars Michael Fassbender (pictured above), is due for release in October

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Steve Jobs is soon to be portrayed by Michael Fassbender in the upcoming film Jobs, which paints the Apple founder as an aggressive, detached chief executive.

But Apple CEO Tim Cook has said the Danny Boyle film depicts him in an unfair light, describing the movie and recent Jobs documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine as "opportunistic".

In an interview with US talk show host Stephen Colbert, Cook said: “The Steve I knew was an amazing human being. He’s someone that you wanted to do your best work for. He had this uncanny ability to see around the corner and describe the future - not an evolutionary future but a revolutionary future.”

He told Colbert’s late night show: “He was a joy to work with and I love him dearly, I miss him everyday. I think that a lot of people are trying to be opportunistic and I hate that, it’s not a great part of our world.”


Apple CEO Tim Cook shows off the new iPad Pro

Cook did not name the films, but alluded to them when asked for his opinion about two new movies focusing on the late Apple founder, neither of which are "that flattering", according to Colbert.

Jobs, which will close the London Film Festival, is due to be released in October. Documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, made from archival footage of the Apple CEO, was released earlier this month.

Cook, who took over as head of Apple in 2011 a few months before Jobs’s death, had worked under the technology entrepreneur for 13 years as his senior executive.

He later discussed his decision to come out as gay last autumn, saying he felt it was a “tremendous responsibility” to do it.


Late Apple CEO Steve Jobs pictured speaking during an Apple event in April 2010

“It became so clear to me that kids are being bullied in school, kids were getting basically discriminated against, kids were even being disclaimed by their own parents and that I needed to do something,” he said.

His appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert followed the release of Apple’s new operating system iOS 9, which includes a better search function and prolonged battery life.