Aaron Sorkin Apologizes to Apple's Tim Cook: Both Sides 'Went Too Far'

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By Julianne Pepitone

After trading barbs with Apple CEO Tim Cook over the upcoming biopic "Steve Jobs," screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is ready to bury the iHatchet.

"I think that Tim Cook and I probably both went a little too far," Sorkin told E! News on Saturday. "And I apologize to Tim Cook. I hope when he sees the movie, he enjoys it as much as I enjoy his products."

The Sorkin-Cook mini-battle began earlier this month, when Cook appeared on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" and discussed his opinion of the recent spate of movies about the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

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"I think that a lot of people are trying to be opportunistic," Cook told Colbert. "I hate this -- it's not a great part of our world."

Sorkin fired back the following week during a press appearance for "Steve Jobs": "Tim Cook should really see the movie before he decides what it is ... [and] 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," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

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It's unclear why Sorkin backpedaled, and Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Since the 2013 film "Jobs," Hollywood has produced two new Jobs-focused movies: a documentary and the Sorkin-written biopic in question, which will come to theaters October 9 in a limited initial release.