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Tim Cook Visits Germany and France, Confirms Interest in Rolling Out Apple Card Internationally


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Apr 12, 2001

Apple CEO Tim Cook has traveled to Germany this week to visit local Apple employees and App Store developers, and he even took a moment to celebrate the annual Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich.

Cook has so far met with Algoriddim, makers of the popular DJ and mixing app djay, as well as one of Apple's design teams. Continuing his tour, he later met with developers of the Blinkist reading app in Berlin.

In an interview with German publication Bild, Cook said iPhone 11 sales are off to a "very strong start" and he also confirmed interest in offering the Apple Card anywhere possible, including Germany, although this will take time due to various regulations in countries around the world.

On Tuesday, Cook made various stops in France.

Cook routinely travels to countries around the world for meet and greets, having visited Canada, China, France, Ireland, Italy, the United Kingdom, and many other countries during his eight-year tenure as Apple CEO.

From an Apple intern to a developer success story! Wonderful to see how Karim Morsy and @Algoriddim are making DJing accessible to everyone. Thanks for a great visit! 🎶 🇩🇪 - Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 29, 2019

Among the many things our Bavarian Design Center team works on are the silicon chips that improve battery life. Thanks to our teams here in Munich for their superb engineering and attention to detail. Macht weiter so mit Euer großartigen Arbeit! 🇩🇪 - Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 30, 2019

Impressed with the growing and talented team at @Blinkist. Helping everyone understand and experience some of the best non-fiction books is a great example of how a single idea from college can evolve into a solution for a problem we all share -- too little time! - Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 30, 2019

Visited with students and professors at Polytech Montpellier -- they're doing impressive things with Everyone Can Code. It's always exciting to see how Swift opens up new opportunities for students around the world. Merci d'avoir partagé vos projets !🇫🇷 - Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 1, 2019

It's been a busy and exciting few weeks for our retail team around the world! Wonderful to meet our customers and teams at Apple Kurfürstendamm 🇩🇪 and Apple Odysseum 🇫🇷 - Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 1, 2019

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macrumors 68020
Mar 23, 2007
Now I have a face to recall for when I'm at 30% battery life at the end of the day after heavy usage.


macrumors 601
Jun 23, 2010
London, England.
I know nothing about financial markets or regulatory stuff, but I think Goldman Sachs have a banking licence here in the U.K (they have an online/app driven savings account), so would it really be that hard to launch the Apple Card here?


macrumors newbie
Sep 30, 2019
I would bet my house that Cook couldn't finish one mug that size with out collapsing.

Fun fact: About ten years ago the prime minister of Bavaria claimed that one would still be able to drive a car after two of those.
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