Having apparently taken some time to reflect and ask himself what kind of day has it been, Aaron Sorkin has decided he’s sorry for some of the things he recently said about Apple CEO Tim Cook. “You know what, I think that Tim Cook and I probably both went a little too far,” the Steve Jobs screenwriter told E! News today, referring to an exchange where Cook referred to films about his Apple CEO predecessor as “opportunistic,” and Sorkin accused Cook of profiting from the institutionalized misery of children.
“I apologize to Tim Cook,” Sorkin went on to say, displaying the same rare, fast-paced contrition he showed off last year when he apologized for some of the problems with the recently ended The Newsroom. “I hope when he sees the movie, he enjoys it as much as I enjoy his products.” (Sorkin’s apparently no longer concerned that said products were, according to labor activist Aaron Sorkin, put together by “a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour.”) Meanwhile, Steve Jobs director Danny Boyle, who’s taken no part in this little exchange, just got to sit back with the rest of us and watch Aaron Sorkin have a conversation pretty much with just himself, because that is what Aaron Sorkin does.