Tim Cook gives Mark Zuckerberg free iPhone 5

Macworld Australia Staff
4 October, 2012
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that Apple CEO Tim Cook sent him a free iPhone 5 in an interview with NBC’s The Today Show’s Matt Lauer.

According to a report by Apple Insider, the gesture highlights the importance of Facebook to the success of Apple’s OS X and iOS systems, with tighter integration with the social network recently launched on both platforms in their current versions – Mountian Lion and iOS 6.

In Zuckerberg’s interview – first reported by Business Insider – the Facebook leader commented on the ways in which iPhone 5 and iOS have impacted Facebook interaction:

“iPhone is a great platform. There are more people who use Facebook on Android — because Android is just — more people use it, at this point,” Zuckerberg said.

“And the thing that I think a lot of people don’t think about is that there are actually more people in the world using Facebook on mobile web, right, so not using the apps on iOS or Android, but actually just going to a browser on a phone. There are more people doing that than the iPhone and all of Android phones combined, right? So it’s actually a pretty diverse ecosystem.”

Apple’s iPhone 5 shipped on September 21 with pre-loaded Facebook integration. and was also added last month in an update to Apple’s current Mac OS X,  Mountain Lion.


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