Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Tech and Economy With Utah Senator Orrin Hatch

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple CEO Tim Cook met with senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Friday afternoon to discuss topics like technology and economy, reports BuzzFeed.

    Hatch, who is a member of the Judiciary Committee and leads the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, has met with Cook several times in the past and participated in Apple's ongoing encryption debate with the U.S. government, calling for a private Senate briefing with Apple attorney Ted Olson following the dismissal of the San Bernardino case.


    During Friday's meeting, Hatch told BuzzFeed he and Cook talked about ways to grow the economy and the technology industry. They also spoke about Cook's trip to Utah in October, where Cook took part in a privacy-related Q&A session hosted by Hatch.
    Cook, along with Apple's vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives Lisa Jackson, also had dinner with Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, on Thursday evening. They dined at Italian restaurant Tosca, located near the White House, but it's not clear what was discussed.

    Cook's meetings with Hatch, Trump, and Kushner follow a December tech summit that saw Cook and other leaders like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, IBM CEO Ginny Rometty, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk meet with U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss topics like trade, immigration, and vocational education.

    At the time, Cook told Apple employees he attended the tech summit with Trump because Apple plans to continue to focus on key areas like privacy, security, education, human rights, and combating climate change. "Personally, I've never found being on the sideline a successful place to be," he said. "The way that you influence these issues is to be in the arena."

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  2. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
  3. MaulRx Suspended

    Aug 27, 2012
    Stealing a pen.
  4. thisisnotmyname macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2014
    known but velocity indeterminate
    I don't know, I'm totally consumed by that painting being crooked. Probably just distortion from the curvature of the camera lens but it's really bothering me.

    edit: it's the lens, the top of the door appears slanted too. Still bothers me though.
  5. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2009
    All Your Memes Are Belong to US
    This is the type of politicking that Tim should be doing. Everything he can to ensure Apple software remains secure.
  6. oplix Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    probably regarding building factory in US. Cook might be scoping out different states
  7. MaulRx Suspended

    Aug 27, 2012
    Hope not. You think Apple products are expensive now?
  8. macTW Suspended

    Oct 17, 2016
    The sooner the government updates 15 year old technology, the sooner they understand the fights tech and internet have.
  9. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
    Hanging from his arm.
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    Try being homeless for a week and I'm sure it'll bother you less.
  10. Larry-K macrumors 68000

    Jun 28, 2011
    "15 year old"? that's their newer stuff.
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    Lots of "Crooked" things in that office, the painting is among the least egregious.
  11. dilbert99 macrumors 68020

    Jul 23, 2012
  12. duffman9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2003
    Deep in the Depths of CA
    You'd be asking Apple to take less profits. That is unAmerican lol.
  13. macmee Suspended


    Dec 13, 2008
    I hope *so*. Maybe then we'll get a 5k panel that doesn't totally suck ass.
  14. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    HATCH, just another old man in government, that should have retired 20 years ago, but his ego won't let him
  15. Moonlight macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I'm sorry but the more Cook gets cozy with Trump and his kids, the less I want to buy any more Apple products.
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    JPLC macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2011
    One dino to the other: What do you think of the future?
  17. Larry-K macrumors 68000

    Jun 28, 2011
    Hey, that's a sweet gig, lots of perks.

    When you hit eighty, and you're sleeping in a cardboard box, you'll wish you were a sitting Senator, unless the GOP has cancelled Medicare, and you've lost your mind to Dementia or Alzheimer's, in which case, you won't care and it won't matter.
  18. nickcliborne macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2008
    Nut house
    God forbid Tim meets with successful businessmen who love the United States.
  19. Robert.Walter macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2012
    You sure you didn't transpose the 1 and the 5 in your comment?

    You do know that the IRS and DOD have ancient gear running COBOL that they have had to hire retired back as consultants to maintain, don't you?

    And when they have asked for appropriations to fund updates, they get things from the republicans like the sequester.
  20. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    You guys got it all wrong.

    He's making sure his wallet is still there.
  21. chown33 Moderator

    Staff Member

    Aug 9, 2009
    The painting isn't crooked, it's just leaning to the right.

    Or maybe the photographer was leaning left.
  22. pika2000 macrumors 603

    Jun 22, 2007
    Why not? Do you think Apple is stupid to set their pricing out of whack? Apple is a smart company. Apple had dealt with China and India, countries notoriously hard to negotiate with. They can probably do a deal with the US/states so their pricing won't change dramatically.
  23. Crosscreek macrumors 68030


    Nov 19, 2013
  24. pika2000 macrumors 603

    Jun 22, 2007
    You can stop buying all goods from all American companies since they are paying Trump with their taxes.

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