Disney CEO and former Apple board member Bob Iger.

Enlarge / Disney CEO and former Apple board member Bob Iger. (credit: DC Comics/Creative Commons)

Disney CEO Bob Iger has sat on Apple's board since 2011, but that tenure came to an end this month, according to a SEC filing Apple made on Friday. The filing says that Iger resigned from Apple's board on September 10, the day that Apple announced the pricing and launch date for Apple TV+.

Iger released the following statement:

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. 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.

Iger's position on the board became a topic of discussion and speculation after Apple and Disney both announced streaming TV services that will launch close to the same time, at similar price points, though neither Iger nor Apple have shared any clarification as to the reason for the resignation.

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