Tim Cook sits with Bloomberg, talks about Apple, tariffs and Donald Trump (VIDEO)

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down for an interview with Bloomberg, some of which can be seen in the video at the top of the story. During his chat, Cook mentioned that Apple Music now has 50 million subscribers, both paid and trial. The streaming music service, which offers a three month free trial to new members, had 48 million users last month with 40 million paying for it. Still within Apple’s crosshairs is the largest music streamer, Spotify, which has 75 million paying members. The executive also said that Apple will be more involved in streaming television shows and movies. He noted that …


Tim Cook receives letter from 76-year old man whose life was saved by the Apple Watch

Based on several incidents that we have told you about, it would seem that there is a valid reason to call the Apple Watch a life saver. The latest story comes out of Hong Kong where 76 year old Gaston D’Aquino was sitting in church, feeling fine. It was April 1st, and D’Aquino spotted an alarm on his timepiece telling him that his heart rate was too high. Familiar with previous situations where the Apple Watch provided a prescient warning to others, D’Aquino skipped Easter lunch with his family to go to the hospital.

At the hospital, D’Aquino told the doctor that his Apple Watch sent him, …

Wanted Dead or Alive? Tim Cook sets analysts straight on the Apple iPhone X

The news appeared ominous. Apple suppliers had record inventory of chips due to lower sales of a high-end phone. A company that sells technology allowing phone assemblers to precisely fit an OLED display reported lower growth. The phone in question is the Apple iPhone X, and since the beginning of this year there was talk that Apple was cutting orders for the phone by 50%.

Celebrated Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shocked many in January by saying that the company would cease production of the tenth anniversary model by the middle of this year. That was followed by more recent reports to clients …

Tim Cook says iOS will not merge with Mac OS

At the end of last year, Bloomberg disseminated a story saying that Apple would combine iOS and Mac OS so that developers can create one version of an app that would work on an iPhone, iPad and a Mac. The app would be able to run on a touchscreen device or on a computer using a mouse and keyboard. This was supposed to be available to Apple customers some time early this year. Of course, as you no doubt figured out, Apple never implemented this strategy.

Apple CEO Tim Cook explained the reasons why Apple keeps iOS and Mac OS separate in an interview published in Thursday’s Sydney Morning …

Apple CEO Tim Cook is creeped out by ads that follow him around the internet

Late last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook commented on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal. When asked what he would do if he were Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Cook replied, “I wouldn’t be in this situation.” He later stated, “We could make a ton of money if our customer was our product. We’ve elected not to do that.” Zuckerberg hit back calling the Apple executive’s comments “extremely glib.”

On Friday, Cook was interviewed on MSNBC and said that online ads that follow users around the internet are creepy. He said, “To me it’s creepy when I look at something and all of a …

Tim Cook on Facebook's privacy mishaps: 'We'd never make our customers the product'

Facebook’s privacy and security habits – you know, the same ones that have been going on ever since FarmVille was popular – is suddenly the focus of attention for everyone, including Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. He recently sat down for an interview, and, when asked what he would do if he was Mark Zuckerberg now, quickly replied: “I wouldn’t be in this situation.” Pressed again, he clarified the point further: “We could make a ton of money if our customer was our product. We’ve elected not to do that.”

After all, the whole privacy kerfuffle started only after it became clear that Facebook …

Tim Cook says consumer data needs more protection

This morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared at the annual China Development Forum in Beijing. In the midst of reports that 50 million Facebook users allegedly had their profiles used by Cambridge Analytica without their permission, Cook called for “well crafted” regulations to protect consumer data. The executive said that Apple has been worrying for years about people turning over personal data without fully understanding how it would be used.

Cook went on to say that certain information should not be readily available to use as a way to build a psychological profile. “The ability of anyone …

The HomePod digs into the smart speaker market, as Tim Cook dubs it the first 'modern' one

From the folks that brought us endless fun comparing Apple’s new HomePod smarts to the Amazon Echo and Google Home, now comes a more scientific research which follows the market share that said HomePod managed to carve out after its launch on February 9th.
It turns out that Apple’s smart $349 speaker already has 3% of the growing market just two weeks after launch. Given that Google and Amazon are saturating the industry with 50-buck speakers, and even less on promotion, this is no small feat.
As to what people are using their smart speakers most for, that’s music, unsurprisingly, followed …

Tim Cook says Apple is working on products that won't ship for years

After naming Apple as the most innovative company, Fast Company sat down with CEO Tim Cook to talk about the future of the most valuable firm in the world. According to the executive, Apple needs to work with a long lead time. It must source the appropriate silicon chips three to four years in advance. As a result, Cook admits that Apple is working on some new products that won’t see the light of day until the 2020s.

Is Apple’s rumored AR glasses in that group? While some believe that the product dubbed Apple Glasses will launch as soon as next year, others have called for a 2020 release. …

Apple shareholders hear Tim Cook discuss the Apple Watch and Apple Pay

Today, Apple investors from all around the world assembled in the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino for the annual stockholders meeting. What they heard was CEO Tim Cook bemoaning the fact that Apple Pay has not completely replaced cash as the method of payment for all sorts of transactions. The executive said that even though Apple Pay’s usage hasn’t lived up to  his expectations,  he hopes “to be alive to see the elimination of money.” Cook did say that a large increase in Apple Watch sales could help generate more use of Apple Pay.

The Apple Watch has become the leading wearable …