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China goes wild during Tim Cook’s week-long Apple Store tour

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Tim Cook, Eddy Cue, and Lisa Jackson together at the Hangzhou West Lake Apple Store.

Tim Cook just finished a week-long tour of China, complete with stops at new Apple Stores across the country, as well as a visit to the elementary school at Communication University of China, and a meeting with China’s Vice Premier.

Cook created a Weibo account earlier this week to announce Apple’s new green initiatives in China, but the Apple CEO didn’t stop there. Rather than posting to Twitter, Cook stayed active on the Chinese microblogging all week, posting his interactions with customers and colleagues. In just five days, Tim has amassed over half a million Weibo followers (he’s got 1.3 million on Twitter) by keeping Chinese fans updated with seven posts during the trip.

Take a look at Tim’s awesome Weibo travelogue:

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U.S.-China relations in good hands as Tim Cook meets with China’s vice premier

Tim Cook meeting with China's vice premier. Photo:

Tim Cook is turning on the charm offensive. Photo: News.cn

Tim Cook’s visiting Beijing at the moment and, when he’s not posting from popular micro-blogging network Weibo, he’s meeting with some pretty high-powered people.

Among them is Chinese vice premier Liu Yandong, who Cook met with on Tuesday to discuss how Apple can do more to promote scientific and educational cooperation between China and the United States.

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Tim Cook joins Weibo to tout new environmental projects for China

Apple is spreading its green initiative to China. Photo: Apple

Apple is spreading its green initiative to China. Photo: Apple

As part of new environmental initiatives, Apple is funding a five year project to manage 1 million acres of forests across China — and Tim Cook has set up an account on the popular Chinese microblogging service Weibo to announce it.

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Tim Cook lunch auction hits $200,000, but time’s running out

How much would you pay for lunch with Tim Cook? Photo: Apple

How much would you pay for lunch with Tim Cook? Photo: Apple

If you fancy sitting down over lunch with Tim Cook, along with being the Apple CEO’s guest at a future Apple keynote, you’d better hurry.

That’s because today marks the end of the annual Tim Cook Lunch auction to raise money for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights — with the bidding currently standing at $200,000.

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Apple’s aggressive music ambitions draw DOJ scrutiny

Beats redesign is coming to WWDC 2015. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Beats redesign is coming to WWDC 2015. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple’s big Beats Music relaunch might be revealed next month at WWDC, and Apple is trying to clear a path through Spotify and YouTube by strong-arming labels into killing freemium music services.

The aggressive tactics have triggered the Department of Justice to look into Apple’s business practices for its upcoming music streaming service, according to a report from the Verge, claiming high-ranking music industry execs have already been interviewed.

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Liveblog: Apple looks to make history with Q2 2015 earnings call

Apple earnings are on the way. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple earnings are on the way. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

In less than an hour, Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri will reveal whether iPhone 6 sales have continued to sail past Wall Street’s expectations. We’ll be on hand to liveblog all the action from the Q2 2015 Apple earnings call.

The results are expected to be monstrous, thanks to strong demand for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus carrying over from last quarter’s historic results. Wall Street is expecting Q2 2015 to be the second-biggest quarter in the history of Apple, with revenue believed to top $56 billion, for 23 percent year-over-year growth.

Apple only needs to sell more than 58.1 million iPhones to make it the second-biggest quarter ever, but what we’re most anxious to hear is whether Tim and Luca drop some Apple Watch numbers on us.

The call begins at 2 p.m. Pacific, but the liveblog action starts now. Keep this tab open and come back throughout the day for coverage and commentary.

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Watch Tim Cook, Eddy Cue and Phil Schiller boogie down

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What I wouldn’t pay to see these movements as registered by Tim’s Apple Watch. Photo: tw0b1t

Update: The video has already been removed, but I’ve replaced it with a cached version.

We now know what Pharrell Williams’ payment was for his advance gold Apple Watch Edition: Promising to not laugh at Tim Cook, Eddy Cue, and Phil Schiller’s “dad dancing” moves during yesterday’s live concert at Apple’s Cupertino HQ.

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Tim Cook named one of Time’s 100 most influential people

Tim Cook tops Time's list of influential people. Photo: Apple

Tim Cook tops Time’s list of influential people. Photo: Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook is the fourth person on Time‘s list of “The 100 Most Influential People,” a self-referential grouping of important figures from technology, music, politics, and our global culture.

Cook’s short essay focuses on his business acumen as well as his socially responsible world-view.

“It could not have been easy for Tim Cook to step into the immense shadow cast by the late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs,” writes Congressman John Lewis for Time. “But with grace and courage and an unabashed willingness to be his own man, Tim has pushed Apple to unimaginable profitability—and greater social responsibility.”

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How much is lunch with Tim Cook worth?

Photo: Bloomberg Businessweek

Ready to chow down with Apple’s head honcho? Photo: Bloomberg Businessweek

Can you put a price tag on bending the ear of CEO of the most valuable company in the world? Apple thinks you can, and its making Tim Cook available for a brief sit down if you’re willing to cough up the cash for charity.

For the third consecutive year, bids are being taken for lunch with Cook to support the RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights. The winner not only gets to meet for an exclusive one-on-one with Cook at Apple’s headquarters, but two VIP passes to an Apple keynote.

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Tim Cook flashes his custom Apple Watch at Palo Alto store

Tim Cook says Apple Watch orders are 'extraordinary'. Photo: CNBC

Tim Cook says Apple Watch orders are ‘extraordinary’. Photo: CNBC

Tim Cook was spotted at the Apple Store in Palo Alto this morning, greeting customers who had come in to get a first look at the Apple Watch.

The Apple CEO said he was impressed with the enthusiasm behind Apple Watch, stating “customers have been giving us great feedback and orders have been great, as well.” Apple Watch pre-orders sold out within hours this morning, with all units now not shipping until June.

Before Cook left he gave fans a glimpse of the stainless steel Apple Watch he’s been wearing with a custom red Digital Crown. Check out in the video below:

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