Cook wrote in the column, published Thursday, that it wasn’t an easy choice to publicly disclose that he is gay, but that he felt the acknowledgement could help others.
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the company’s highly anticipated larger phones on Tuesday.
An online petition launched on Change.org wants Apple to commit to building an iPhone and other devices without minerals mined in conflict-ridden Congo.
A faster iPhone with better software and an improved camera went on sale Friday as hundreds of buyers camped out for hours to be among the first to get one.
Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs sent a note Monday to employees saying he’s taking a medical leave of absence so he can focus on his health.