180 CEOs With Tim Cook Want to Redefine a Corporation's Purpose

· Andrew Orr · Link

180 CEOs, including Tim Cook, signed a statement from Business Roundtable to reimagine what a corporation’s purpose is. Instead of (or alongside) maximizing profits for shareholders, there are other important qualities.

Businesses play a vital role in the economy by creating jobs, fostering innovation and providing essential goods and services. Businesses make and sell consumer products; manufacture equipment and vehicles; support the national defense; grow and produce food; provide health care; generate and deliver energy; and offer financial, communications and other services that underpin economic growth.

It’s a nice sentiment, and i hope that these are more than just good PR words.

Apple CEO: Mac Pros Will Continue to Be Made in U.S.

· Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple’s Mac Pro line will continue to be manufactured in the U.S. This, according to CEO Tim Cook, who made the comment in a question about Apple manufacturing during Tuesday’s quarterly conference call with analysts.

Tim Cook Responds to Shooting Near Apple HQ

· Charlotte Henry · News

Tim Cook expressed his sorrow after a shooting incident at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, not far from Apple’s headquarters.

Lawmakers Want Apple to Turn Privacy Talk into Action

· Andrew Orr · Link

Although Tim Cook vocally supports privacy laws in the United States, Apple doesn’t actually support many of them.

A number of privacy advocates and U.S. lawmakers — who did not attend the meeting — say Apple has not put enough muscle behind any federal effort to tighten privacy laws. And state lawmakers, who are closest to passing rules to limit data sharing, say Apple is an ally in name only — and in fact has contributed to lobbying efforts that might undermine some new data-protection legislation.

This is something I’ve noticed as well. I think Tim and co should do more to support privacy legislation.

Tim Cook Celebrates Pride Month

· Charlotte Henry · News

Apple employees marching in Pride parade

Apple CEO Tim Cook welcomed the start of Pride Month. tweeting that the courage of those celebrating was “contagious and inspiring.”

Apple Earns Money, Services vs. Hardware, and AT&T's Fake 5G with Ken Ray - ACM 511

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest cohost Ken Ray for a spirited look into Apple’s earnings report. The two also weigh the real meaning behind Apple’s outward emphasis on services and what that means for Apple hardware. They cap the show with a rant about AT&T’s fake 5G. Spoiler: AT&T’s claims of a “5G” network are fake.

Tim Cook Surprises WWDC 2019 Scholar

· Charlotte Henry · News

Tim Cook Millenia Apple Store

Tim Cook visited the Millenia Mall Apple Store in Orlando and surprised Liam Rosenfeld, one of 350 scholars attending WWDC 2019.

SAP and Apple Expand Enterprise Partnership

· Charlotte Henry · News

SAP Tim Cook

SAP announced an expanded partnership with Apple at its Sapphire conference, which will see enterprise apps for available on iOS and Mac.