Disney CEO Bob Iger Resigns From Apple Board of Directors

Disney’s CEO Bob Iger has resigned from Apple’s board of directors. According to a regulatory filing, Iger stepped down Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

Tuesday is also when Apple announced the details of its Apple TV+ streaming subscription, launching on November 1. Disney+ is set to launch on November 12.

Iger has been on Apple’s board since 2011, but with rival streaming services, the separation is seemingly appropriate.

In a statement to The New York Times, Iger writes:

“I have the utmost respect for Tim Cook, his team at Apple and for my fellow board members,” he said in the 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.”