Bob said: “It has been an extraordinary privilege to have served on the Apple board for eight years, and I have the utmost respect for Tim Cook, his team at Apple, and for my fellow board members,” Iger said in a statement. “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.”
Bob Iger and late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs were personal friends. Jobs became a Disney director and major shareholder when Disney bought Pixar. After Job’s death in 2011, Iger joined Apple’s board.