Tim Cook (Sun Valley 2014, Jon Erlichman 001)

Allen & Company’s annual Sun Valley retreat is kicking off today and a host of media, entertainment and technology executives are now arriving at the Idaho resort.

Among the guests: Apple CEO Tim Cook and Eddy Cue, a Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services who also happens to handle Apple’s relations with Hollywood studios and record labels.

The two men were photographed wondering around the resort. An attempt by one journalist to find out whether the executives are in attendance to cut media deals could not yield a satisfactory response…

The Information editor Jessica Lessin snapped the above and below photos of Cook arriving at the resort.

When asked whether he was dispatched to Sun Valley to cut new deals with media conglomerates, Apple’s Cue responded, “nah, just going back to my hotel room”.

According to Lessin, Cook half-jokingly told another reporter with a Samsung phone to get a new one.

Re/code‘s Kara Swisher previously spotted Cook, Cue and a number of other high-profile names in media and technology on the conference’s guest list.

Tim Cook (Sun Valley 2014, Amir Efrati 002)

Here’s Cook chatting with reporters, courtesy of Amir Efrati of The Information.

Tim Cook (Sun Valley 2014, Amir Efrati 001)

The photo below was shared by Jon Erlichman of Bloomberg.

Tim Cook (Sun Valley 2014, Jon Erlichman 002)

Other conference attendees include Google CEO Larry Page, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Disney head Bob Iger, Viacom boss Philippe Dauman, CBS’s Leslie Moonves, Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes, 21st Century Fox’s Rupert Murdoch, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, along with Ben Horowitz, Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Tim Armstrong and many others.

Disney CEO Bob Iger, who will be in attendance, is an Apple board member.

Cook first attended the Sun Valley conference in 2012, a few short months after he’d officially become the CEO of Apple. Cook and Cue then attended the retreat in 2013, mingling with record label executives and Hollywood studio heads.

Although the iPhone maker is buying Beats for the reported $3 billion, we don’t expect any new deals of this magnitude to be announced at the conference. At any rate, we’ll be following the event and making sure to report on the juiciest bits.

  • Tim looks dope.

    • Todd Sorensen

      He looks like a dope.

  • Dan

    Exciting news.

  • Danial

    Tim is gaY

    • TheShade247

      your face is Gay

    • al7oot

      Why? You have a radar for that?

    • Lawson Vinson

      even if he is, i do not care

  • Christian Mejía

    You think Tim

    • Worldboss

      what does it matter how much his shirt cost tho? so because I’m rich I’m not allowed to wear a simple t-shirt lol wow

      • Christian Mejía

        What’s the point of being rich if you don’t use any of the money.

      • Worldboss

        well you have some rich people who would rather help others than to spend silly money on a t-shirt . plus when your rich to a certain point you dont need to prove to anyone that you can buy expensive things.

    • Biscuit

      It’s called minimalism.

  • gary

    I’m sorry, but I’m wondering why this is being posted… I love reading iDB every day, and I hope this doesn’t turn in to one of those also-gossip sites :S