Tim Cook spotted in Sun Valley, tells reporter to ditch Samsung phone

Cook and Cue looking casual in Sun Valley. (Photo by @kajawhitehouse on Twitter)

Cook and Cue looking casual in Sun Valley. (Photo by @kajawhitehouse on Twitter)

Apple’s Tim Cook and Eddy Cue were invited yet again this year to the illustrious business conference put on by Allen & Company in Sun Valley, Idaho. Today they were spotted walking around and talking to reporters.

The tech and media world’s elites gather in the resort town of Sun Valley annually to discuss potential partnerships and deals behind closed doors. Think of it like a social mixer on steroids for the world’s most powerful business moguls. Everyone from Rupert Murdoch to the CEOs of Comcast and AT&T attend.

While casually strolling through the mountain resort today, both Cook and Cue fielded questions from eager journalists looking to get a juicy quote or scoop.

As usual, the two Apple executives didn’t have much to say on the record, although Cook did at one point tell a Bloomberg reporter to ditch her Samsung phone.

Apparently Cook is quite the southern gentleman.

Tim Cook spotted in Sun Valley, tells reporter to ditch Samsung phone

Cook did at one point reveal that Apple will release information on the diversity of its workforce, which is a hot topic in Silicon Valley right now. Apple’s current executive lineup is pretty Caucasian and consists of only one woman.

Unfortunately, neither Cook or Cue were wearing the iWatch. But it definitely looks like Cook has been hitting the gym.

  • Joshua D.

    “how dare you use a non apple device in my presents”

    What a prick.

    • guffaw

      Yeah, especially if it was in his Christmas presents.

      • Joshua D.

        lol that would be funny.

      • Ely Mantz

        i don’t think he gets it…

      • http://culturalawakening.wordpress.com Stan

        Nope, he doesn’t.

      • jeffbriant

        nope

    • Josh K.

      presents? like a gift?

    • Terry Call

      Errrrrr, wouldn’t that be you? The reporter in question got the joke and said Cook is one of the nicest people. You’d know that if you’d bothered to read the article.

      There, you got your presents.

    • Guest

      I must have missed the part about Cook having “presents” with him.

  • Kr00

    Funny.

  • Hex

    “Apple’s current executive lineup is pretty Caucasian and consists of only one woman” so.. The executive lineup is one pretty caucasian woman? :P

  • Peter_Cao

    — It is a tough task to fight against such anti humanity crimes which are fascism by nature; I bet such anti-humanity crimes would not be tolerated anywhere, including in the Sun Valley Conference;

    — Every attendee of this conference has the right to know, and so do all people who care about the influence of this conference;

    • Peter Cao

      — Sebastian Thrun, one of the listed attendee of the Sun Valley Conference, had collateralled with a criminal suspect named gabriele scheler in a series of fascism crimes starting from a Stanford campus atrocity case — [Stanford police case number: IR #04-111-0335;Victim: Peter Cao; Criminal Suspect: Gabriele Scheler] —, which led to the tragic death of an innocent Asian Stanford student, Thrun is not innocent in an unsuccessful plotted murder on me either and I have been cursed by fascism powers from Sebastian Thrun and Gabriele Scheler’s side for many years.

      — There is actually a war between fascism and anti-fascism, at this stage, fascism still prevails in our lives; Sebastian Thrun and Gabriele Scheler are just front figures we could see in a fascism circle, there is a whole pack of fascists behind them to cover up their crimes and to retaliate on victims

    • Peter Cao

      Here is the link to this Stanford campus atrocity case —h t t p : // t dot cn / SXQ6Rj (since I can’t post straight web link here, delete empty spaces in between and replace ‘dot’ with . to get the right web link)— — attention to the 7 photo evidence to see how cruel people from this fascism circle are —— Stanford police case number: IR #04-111-0335;Victim: Peter Cao; Criminal Suspect: Gabriele Scheler] —

    • Peter Cao

      Answer to nontraditional001’s comment — “you might have a stronger argument if your cut back on the crazy” — from http : //chronicle dot com/article/The-Miseducation-of-America/147227/

      ============================

      Dear nontraditional001,

      Appreciate that you’ve found some crazy issue here and thank you for your opinion;

      It is a tough task to challenge those fascists, which might make it look crazy;

      However, wouldn’t one agree that those bloody stripes on my legs in those 7 photo evidence out of a crazy crime scene — a harsh reality?

      Also, such a simple campus atrocity case with clear evidence and serious police investigation had been purposefully mystified later on, in favor of this criminal suspect Gabriele Scheler, by some judicial officers who hided their identities from me for over 10 years, and this case had therefore induced more and more retaliatory fascism crimes; though I am a victim, my life has been underhandedly cursed by fascism powers behind Sebastian Thrun and Gabriele Scheler for these many years — what’s really going on here? — isn’t this fact much crazier?

      — One may find those things in my statements crazy to learn, but they are no more than facts; I am not the one who did crazy things, those fascists behind Sebastian Thrun and Gabriele Scheler did;

    • Peter Cao

      In response to the attendee list on 06/30 of Re/Code by Kara Swisher, whose moderator censored my comments by saying: “Personal attacks have no place here. Please review our comments policy ”
      ——————–

      Dear ElizCrane moderator of Re/Code ,

      So you do take side:(, take side with those fascism powers behind Sebastian Thrun and Gabriele Scheler :(

      Would you please point out where in my comments get personal about Sebastian Thrun or Gabriele Scheler? If your policy have ‘no place’ for ‘personal attack’, would your policy have any place for advocating fascists along with their fascism crimes?

      Their fascism crimes are not only against me, but also against many other victims, and they are against the basic principles of humanity; Would you classify such of their fascism crimes as personal?

      What I presented are no more than facts, which those fascists I challenged dare never publicly deny; Instead of keep deleting my comments, why don’t we leave those I challenged a chance to give us a candid answer right here on this board? — that’s what we call ‘equal opportunity and freedom of speech';

      Other than revealing their fascism crimes, where did I get personal with Sebastian Thrun or Gabriele Scheler? I mean, come on …

  • Peter Cao

    — Sebastian Thrun, one of the attendees in Sun Valley Conference, had collateralled with a criminal suspect named gabriele scheler in a series of fascism crimes starting from a Stanford campus atrocity case — [Stanford police case number: IR #04-111-0335;Victim: Peter Cao; Criminal Suspect: Gabriele Scheler] —http://t.cn/SXQ6Rj — attention to the 7 photo evidence to see how cruel people from this fascism circle are —, which led to the tragic death of an innocent Asian Stanford student, Thrun is not innocent in an unsuccessful plotted murder on me either and I have been cursed by fascism powers from Sebastian Thrun and Gabriele Scheler’s side for many years.

    — There is actually a war between fascism and anti-fascism, at this stage, fascism still prevails in our lives; Sebastian Thrun and Gabriele Scheler are just front figures we could see in a fascism circle, there is a whole pack of fascists behind them to cover up their crimes and to retaliate on victims

  • digitaldumdum

    “Tim Cook spotted in Sun Valley, tells reporter to ditch Samsung phone”

    Maybe the headline should have read, “Tim Cook walked along, and at one point scratched his nose.” Or, “Tim Cook was seen to be walking slightly slower than his companions, or perhaps slightly faster. Hard to tell.”

  • Chuck McGinley

    Is this yet another version of the Bilderberg group where they all get together and divide up the world? Using Sharks with freaking lasers?

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