Apple CEO Tim Cook appears in Charlie Rose interview

Harry Tunnecliffe
16 September, 2014
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Apple CEO, Tim Cook, Charlie Rose, interview, macworld australiaTim Cook, Apple CEO, has appeared on TV show Charlie Rose in a multi-part interview, which has been airing in the US over the past few nights. The show has also released a number of clips on YouTube.

The two-part interview has seen Cook discuss a number of topics, including Steve Jobs, the Beats Electronics acquisition, Apple TV, Apple Pay, competition and privacy.

The second part of the interview is the most recent, and includes the discussion on Apple and privacy, namely the privacy of user data using Apple’s services.

“We’re not reading your email, we’re not reading your iMessages,” Tim Cook said during the interview. “If the government laid a subpoena on us to get your iMessages, we can’t provide it. It’s encrypted and we don’t have the key.”

Within the discussion on privacy, the Apple CEO also touched on the new Apple Pay service, placing emphasis on the Cupertino company’s position of being in the business of selling products and not user information, like some other companies. This was presumably a shot at Google, as Cook also spoke of the tech giant when discussing competition in part one of the interview.

The first part of the interview is now available on the show’s website.

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