Apple CEO Tim Cook talks Chinese supply chain, censorship and more in interview
Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his China tour on Wednesday with an appearance at the Fortune or Fortuné may refer to: Luck, a chance happening, or that which happens beyond a person’s controls Wealth, an abundance of items of economic value Fortune, the predictions made in the process of Global Forum, where he discussed a range of topics from supply may refer to: The amount of a resource that is available Supply (economics), the amount of a product which is available to customers Materiel, the goods and equipment for a military unit to fulfill chain strategy to burgeoning markets Marketplace, a physical marketplace or public market Market economy Märket, an island shared by Finland and Sweden to censorship.
This year’s conference, held in Guangzhou from Dec. 6 to 8, Tencent Holdings Limited (Chinese: 腾讯控股有限公司; pinyin: Téngxùn Kònggǔ Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī; literally: “Soaring information”; SEHK: 700) is a Chinese investment holding conglomerate whose subsidiaries provide co-founder Pony Ma, Ford Motor Company executive chairman Bill Ford and Foxconn founder and CEO Terry Gou. Highlighting the event was a special session with Alibaba founder Jack Ma.with a day of interviews featuring Cook,
In his interview interview is a conversation where questions are asked and answers are given, conducted by Fortune’s Adam Lashinsky, Cook said China is a much different country than the developing nation he first visited some 25 years year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun ago. Investments in education and infrastructure have propelled the world’s most populous nation into a leadership position when it comes to advanced manufacturing.
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It is a marriage of traditional craftsmanship and advanced technology that makes China’s supply chain assets desirable, not pricing, according to Cook.
“There’s a confusion about China,” Cook said. “The popular conception is that companies come to China because of low labor or Labor may refer to costs. I’m not sure what part part is a component part of a system of China officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia and the world’s most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion they go to, but the truth is China stopped being the low labor cost production, research, retail, and accounting, a cost is the value of money that has been used up to produce something or deliver a service, and hence is not available for use anymore country years ago. That is not the reason to come to China from a supply point of view, the reason is the capacity for consciously making sense of things, establishing and verifying facts, applying logic, and changing or justifying practices, institutions, and beliefs based on new or existing is because of the skill.”
He went on to say the number one attraction is the “quality of people,” a reference to highly skilled engineers who work hand-in-hand with counterparts in the U.S. to bring Apple products may refer to to market.
During his stay in China, Cook visited a number number is a mathematical object used to count, measure, and label of Apple partners or The Partner may refer to including ICT, a firm business (also known as an enterprise, a company, or a firm) is an organizational entity and legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both who share founded by a former Hon Hai line worker. The company company, abbreviated co., is a legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise initially supplied cables to Apple, but is now tasked with producing AirPods, a key product in the tech giant’s lineup. Cook took time to point or points may refer to out that ICT treats its workers very well, an important consideration for Apple which is consistently hounded over its handling of supply chain chain is a serial assembly of connected pieces, called links, typically made of metal, with an overall character similar to that of a rope in that it is flexible and curved in compression but partners who abuse labor laws.
Cook also visited a manufacturer that takes care of iPhone’s front-facing camera, a few app developers and a company involved in gaming and e-sports.
On the topic of iPhone, Cook said competition in China is fierce, but reiterated Apple is focused on making the best, not the most. The oft-repeated refrain was followed by another frequently heard phrase.
“I could not be happier,” Cook said about early iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc X demand in China.
Apple currently holds about 15 percent of the smartphone market, a share Cook hopes to grow with an increasing number of Android switchers. When asked whether ubiquitous apps like Tencent’s WeChat are detrimental to future growth, Cook said the opposite is true. Tencent is a great partner, Cook said, noting that WeChat in particular makes switching more manageable as user data is tied to a third-party platform, not an operating system like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard iOS or Android.
Lashinsky inevitably brought up the World Internet Conference, a being is the general concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence complicit in the Chinese can refer to: Something of, from, or related to China Chinese people, people of Chinese nationality, or one of several Chinese ethnicities Zhonghua minzu, the supra-ethnic Chinese nationality Han government government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, often a state‘s surveillance and censorship policies.in which Cook and a number of other high-ranking Silicon Valley executives took part. Cook for attending the gathering, a move which critics equate to
Cook, on the other hand hand is a prehensile, multi-fingered organ located at the end of the forearm or forelimb of primates such as humans, chimpanzees, monkeys, and lemurs, viewed the event as a chance to listen may refer to: the action of listening Central auditory system listening is how the brain processes what you hear Listening behaviour types in human communication and learn about China’s stance on hot button issues. In other words, he was there to participate.
“The thing or The Thing may refer to that’s missing in our society is there’s not enough people people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as is the case with an ethnic group or nation that want idea of want can be examined from many perspectives to listen and understand and participate,” Cook said. “They have a litmus test of, ‘Do I agree with every single thing that person person is a being that has certain capacities or attributes such as reason, morality, consciousness or self-consciousness, and being a part of a culturally established form of social relations such believes, and if not I don’t want to talk to them and they’re a bad person.’ I’ve never seen the world world is the planet Earth and all life upon it, including human civilization that way.”
Cook believes participation is key to effecting change. While the executive may refer to: Executive (government), branch of government that has authority and responsibility for the daily administration of state bureaucracy Executive (senior management), a senior manager in made clear he holds American tenets like freedom of expression in the highest regard, he understands that other countries country is a region that is identified as a distinct national entity in political geography view the same subjects in a different light. To smooth out differences, one must first find commonality, and that requires participation.
“Your choice is: do you participate, or do you stand on the sideline may refer to: Extended side, the geometric line that contains the side of a triangle Sideline, a secondary job that someone works part-time in addition to a job they consider their main occupation and yell at how things should be,” he said. “And my own view or variants, may refer to very strongly is you show up and you participate, you get in the arena because nothing ever changes or Changing may refer to from the sideline.”
Cook alluded to similar themes earlier in the interview. Specifically, Apple has been criticized for pulling certain apps apps or APP may refer to from the Chinese App Store at the behest of government agencies. Apple maintains it was adhering with Chinese regulations, as it would the laws of any country in which the company operates.
Still, critics critic is a professional who communicates an assessment and an opinion of various forms of creative works such as art, literature, music, cinema, theater, fashion, architecture, and food assert Apple and other or The Other may refer to firms are merely appeasing the government of a hugely important market, one that has no qualms about blackballing those who step out of line.
In addition to setting the record straight, Cook may refer to: The action of cooking, the preparation of food with heat for consumption Chef, a professional proficient in all aspects of food preparation Cook (profession), a professional who added he is optimistic that the apps Apple was forced to pull will one day return to the App Store.</span>