With 19 days of auctioneering left, the new price to beat if you want to sit down for a coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook is $230,000.

The bidder in the lead at the moment is “moatisthekey”, who submitted a bid today at 12:29:06 AM EDT. Whoever the anonymous bidder is, if they win, they’ll get to spend 30 minutes to an hour with Tim Cook in his office at Apple headquarters, Cupertino, California.

The coffee date has been arranged to raise money for a Washington-based Robert F. Kennedy Centre for Justice and Human Rights. The centre is also raising money with other celebrities such as Robert DeNiro, Robin Williams, Alec Baldwin and William Shatner.

Although the auctioneers remain anonymous, Macrumors has suggested some possible identities of the top contenders. These include Larry O’Connor, the founder and CEO of Other World Computing, as well as Rory O’Neil, Vice president of Product and Channel Marketing at Blackberry.

Kerry Kennedy, president of the organization has said: “The RFK Centre’s annual auctions empower our human rights advocacy around the world, from courtrooms to classrooms, from Cambodia to California.” 

Whoever wins the bid will be able to take one friend only with them, but they will both be subject to security screenings as well as being responsible for their own travel and accommodation. 

A statement on Charitybuzz reveals that Apple will be expecting: “polite manners and respect for the generous donor,” and the winner will also be subjected to a security screening. 

Hosted on the charity auction site Charitybuzz, bidding is sure to escalate so make sure you stay tuned!

(via SydneyMorningHerald)

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