Tim Cook will meet with Trump later today


Donald Trump speaks to supporters at an immigration policy speech at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona.
We're guessing the pair have quite a bit to discuss.
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Tim Cook will have a private meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office later today, according to Trump’s official schedule.

While it’s not clear what they will be discussing, the 1:45 p.m. meeting comes a day after Cook was among the guests present at Trump’s first official state dinner.

Tim Cook won’t compromise Mac and iPad by combining them


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This concept for a combined Mac and iPad will stay just that: a concept.
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Tim Cook generally stays quiet about Apple’s plans, but there’s one thing he’s open about: his company’s laptops and tablets aren’t going to merge together.

It’s a question that comes up every couple of years. Which is understandable, given the recent rumors that macOS is migrating to the same type of processors as iOS, allegedly to enable apps to run on both Mac and iPad.

Epic Apple Park drone video could be the last one ever


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Apple Park security is clamping down on drones.
Photo: Duncan Sinfield

New drones videos of Apple Park are about to become extinct.

Apple is ramping up security when it comes to drones hovering over its new headquarters. Droner Duncan Sinfield has flown at the campus since the early days of construction. However, on his latest flights, Duncan says Apple security has been able to track down his precise location in ten minutes.

Check out his latest footage, it could be his last:

Leaked Apple memo details efforts to stop leaks


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Apple is cracking down on leaks.
Photo: Duncan Sinfield

Apple issued a stern warning to employees this week about leaking confidential information to the media.

In a leaked memo detailing Apple’s efforts to stop leaks, the company says it caught 29 leakers in 2017. Of those caught, 12 were arrested. Apple told employees they are “getting played” by journalists and bloggers that approach them with flattery in exchange for information.

Tim Cook gives Saudi prince firsthand tour of Apple Park


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Tim Cook and Prince Mohammed strolling through Apple Park.
Photo: Saudi Embassy

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Apple’s new headquarters in California as part of his tour across the western U.S., during which he aims to change the country’s perspective on Saudi Arabia.

Apple CEO Tim Cook was on hand for Salman’s tour of the newly completed Apple Park. The prince even got a special presentation inside Steve Jobs Theatre that focused on Apple’s modern voice applications.

Check out some of the pics:

Apple’s global operations are now 100% powered by renewable energy


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Apple Park is powered in part by a 17-megawatt rooftop solar installation.
Photo: Apple

Apple has become the world’s first major tech company to be powered by 100% renewable energy.

The company has been investing heavily in renewable energy sources for years, and in a statement today, Apple says it has already achieved its goal to use 100% clean energy to power all of its global facilities.

Tim Cook will attend deposition as part of Apple’s ongoing battle with Qualcomm


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Tim Cook will tell his side of the story concerning Qualcomm case.
Photo: Apple

Tim Cook will attend a deposition on June 27 as part of Apple’s continuing legal battle with Qualcomm.

Qualcomm’s lawsuit accuses Apple of lying to regulators in order to spur investigations into Qualcomm’s business. Apple previously filed a complaint over chip royalties.

Tim Cook pays tribute to MLK 50 years after his death


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Cook shared his thoughts with students from Birmingham, AL.
Photo: Tim Cook

Tim Cook visited his home state of Alabama this week, and paid homage to American Baptist minister and activist Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Cook also met with a group of Birmingham, AL high school and college students, and talked about the importance of the civil rights struggle, the need to learn coding, and answered questions about his own career.

Is iPhone X really too expensive? We’ll find out May 1.


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Mark your calendars for Apple's next earnings call.
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The date for Apple’s second financial earnings call of 2018 was revealed on its investors’ website today, setting Tuesday, May 1, as the big date.

Apple has reportedly been facing slumping iPhone sales amid waning demand for the iPhone X. Investors will find out just how bad (or good) the sales figures are when Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri go over all the numbers at 2 p.m. Pacific. Per usual, Cult of Mac will be here live-blogging the whole thing.

Zuckerberg fires back at Cook over Facebook privacy diss


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It'll take a Facebook a few years to dig out of this hole.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken exception to Apple CEO Tim Cook’s comments that Facebook doesn’t care about its customers because it sells their data to advertisers.

Zuck went on the defensive in one of his first interviews since news broke that Cambridge Analytica leaked the personal data of 50 million users. The interview touched a number of topics, but when asked specifically about Cook’s comments Zuckerberg unleashed a tangent on why Tim Cook is wrong.