Apple CEO Tim Cook in Davos for World Economic Forum, Does Education-Related Interview

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, meeting with world leaders, mingling with other CEOs of major companies, attending dinners, and doing interviews.


    According to reports on Twitter, Cook met with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and attended a dinner with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and more.


    Cook also sat down for an education-focused interview with German site Bild, and while the original interview appears to be unavailable, Apple Must shared some details on what was discussed.

    Cook's interview came on the day that Apple announced the translation of its Everyone Can Create curriculum to German, French, Spanish, and Italian on Apple Books, expanding its availability to additional countries.

    According to Cook, Apple believes that "creativity is something everybody is born with," and "education is a great equalizer."
    Cook says Apple's education-focused content like Everyone Can Code and Everyone Can Create is "for the people." "If it has an indirect effect on our business, that's fine," he said. "But frankly, this is from the heart."

    Apple, Cook said, has created 1.5 million jobs across Europe with its iOS app economy, with the number of available app-related jobs growing each year. Cook believes that Apple's apps offer an "outstanding" educational opportunity, offering tools that can help kids learn faster when paired with great teachers.

    Additional details about Cook's trip to Switzerland may come out over the course of the rest of the week, but thus far, it's not clear what else the CEO has done while in the country. The World Economic Forum lasts through Friday, January 25.

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  2. mcfrazieriv macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2012
    Irvine, CA
    To be a little bird on the shoulders of those around that table and to hear about the wonderful pipelines they all have coming... full of courageous and innovative products.
  3. Raidersmojo macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2005
    Burton michigan
    That didn't take long.
  4. The Clark macrumors regular

    The Clark

    Dec 11, 2013
    Victoria, BC
    Man I would feel so inferior in that room.
  5. jjhny macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2005
    I think he will talk about increasing the pay for AppleStore workers....

    or maybe not.
  6. DNichter macrumors 604


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Hey, anybody get tired of reading negative comments shoehorned into any thread which concerns Apple or its CEO?

    Yeah, me neither. :rolleyes:
  8. G5isAlive macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2003
    This is going to be a huge lightening rod for the vocal Tim sucks group here... have fun
  9. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    How does Apple come up with that iOS app economy job figure?
  10. lunarworks macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    I wouldn't feel inferior. I'd just find it deeply unpleasant.
  11. AngerDanger, Jan 22, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019

    AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    For those of you playing along at home, check off "pipeline" and "courage".

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  12. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Tim Cook is a diehard elite globalist, he’ll fit right in with George Soros who always attends and gives an Open Society Foundation speech

    It’s One of Soros’ only ‘public’ ( I say public because still surrounded by elites) appearances

    WEF is one big globalist party
  13. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    They're all there to discuss climate change, yet a record number of them flew in on their private jets... nice! Hypocrites, all of them.
  14. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
    You'd be more likely to hear chortling over their wealth and market manipulation.
  15. SeattleMoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 17, 2009
    Der Wald
    Cook lost me as a fan when he started supporting suppression of free speech via the Trojan Horse of "hate speech"....which literally could mean anything.
    He was ok before he played his hand as a virtue signaling leftist. I wish CEOs would stay out of politics.
  16. dilbert99 macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2012
    I would love to see some real world figures to back this up.
    I thought that people say that not that many developers on the App store make a decent amount. The bulk of the app store revenue goes to a few?
  17. Naraxus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2016
    Of course he’s pimping iOS. Considering how much he’s destroyed what Apple was known for - quality Mac & Mac OSX products - this isn’t a big surprise....
  18. Mr. Dee macrumors 68000

    Mr. Dee

    Dec 4, 2003
    Tim to Satya: Did you get your iPhone XS yet?
  19. gugy macrumors 68030


    Jan 31, 2005
    La Jolla, CA
    Interesting to see Cook with Bolsonaro (The Brazilian president) that has a history of bigotry towards LGBT folks.
    Bolsonaro has awful rhetoric and is being compared to Trump many times and got the nickname of "Trump of the Tropics".
    With that said, Brazil is in such dire straits in regards to the economy and violence that hopefully despite his rhetoric he can straighten things up. We can only hope since the PT party that was in power before Bolsonaro won, completely bankrupt the country due to corruption.
  20. Spizike9, Jan 22, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2019

    Spizike9 macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2011

    Oh my gosh dude. Your posts never get old. Just when I thought you couldn’t top your animated posts, you come out with this. Lol. Keep them up.
  21. eatrains macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2006
    Is this satire?
  22. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    What part was fiction? Have you spent even a moment to research what I’m talking about?

    If not, why comment? If so, please see first question
  23. robjulo macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    No idea if you are trying to be funny or sarcastic or serious.....but as a father of a 14 year old...Cook’s foray into education has been an abysmal failure. Schools are not using Apple products. They are highly expensive and they are extremely limited in their capability.

  24. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2014
    I hope he doesn't sit next to any Russians. Mueller will want to interview him.
  25. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Do you think he's talking to them about the new redesigned iMac?

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