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What did Tim Cook say about Elon Musk, self-driving cars and AR glasses?

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 15:00 PM (GMT + 7)

The Apple CEO had a 30-minute interview with Kara Swisher and revealed a lot of interesting things.

Much of the conversation revolves around data privacy and security, but they also cover other important topics for Cook and Apple.

CEO Tim Cook said there was no conversation between Apple and Elon Musk about buying and selling Tesla.

Mr. Cook commented on Elon Musk’s claims that the Tesla boss had offered to sell the company to Apple, but Cook “wouldn’t even attend a meeting with him.” However, the head of Apple said he has not met Musk yet, but deeply admires what Tesla has been able to achieve thanks to the company’s consistency over the years.

Finally he unraveled about Apple’s own electric car. He expressed a strong opinion that “self-driving cars are robots”. He said there is a lot that can be done with autonomous vehicles and “we’ll see what Apple does.”

Cook also said that the company is constantly investigating many possible variations of a product, but many of these simply aren’t hitting the market.

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Self-driving cars are an area Apple is looking to in the future.

When Swisher asked whether it would be “technology in cars” or cars, Mr. Cook laughed and avoided answering the question. “We like integrating hardware, software and services,” he said. He added that he wanted complete control of all three components, so that the end product would function as smoothly as other Apple products.

Kara Swisher mentioned the upcoming WWDC21 conference with the slogan “Glow and behold”, and asked if this question is a hint of VR headsets. Cook says he believes in AR and has seen its use even on smartphones. Therefore, this is definitely part of Apple’s future plans.

Speaking of the new administration in the US, the boss of Apple remains politically clear and, if so, will seek involvement in policy, not politics. The interviewer teased him with a question about whether people can vote from their iPhones and he was very happy about that, highlighting the fact that most of our data was already on our phones. us, so the use of the phone to vote for the next president is being seen as a concept.

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An image that hints at Apple’s AR headset style.

Even so, Mr. Cook added that he doesn’t like the idea of ​​turning to politics but wants to promote work on climate change, create jobs and is willing to work with anyone interested in helping Apple. achieve these goals.

He also talked about being gay, highlighting ideas that can help young people feel safe as themselves. He said he would speak up about the discrimination law.


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