Apple CEO Tim Cook will participate in a Q&A session with U.S. senator Orrin Hatch this Friday, as part of the senator's Utah Tech Tour (via AppleInsider).

The event is being held to highlight the state's technology community, and the Apple chief is scheduled to give a short address before taking questions from Hatch and members of the public. An online form has also been set up for submitting questions for possible inclusion in the Q&A.

Tim Cook, Apple CEO
It's not clear what topics will be up for discussion during the event, although Apple's run-in with the government over encryption and privacy issues following the San Bernardino shooting case is likely to be on the agenda.

Senator Hatch serves as the Chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, and in April he invited members of the Senate to a special Q&A session with one of the lawyers Apple hired to head its legal team during its dispute with the FBI.

The Utah Tech Tour takes place at the Grand America in Salt Lake City, from 5.30pm to 7pm MDT on Friday, September 30. The event is open to the public. Tickets of limited availability can be ordered online via the Utah Tech Tour website.

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tentales Avatar
100 months ago
Political? Huh! When are the new Macs coming out of your "pipeline" ?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarpalMac Avatar
100 months ago
To be frank, sometimes I'm secretly glad when they DON'T touch something. Seen way too many updates from them that made products worse.
That is such a damning, and revealing statement, although obviously many will say it is subjective. Personally I agree though, demonstrated by my buying an old version of a newly announced product.

Another example is that I would have almost certainly bought an iPhone 7+ for the new camera but I want to be able to both charge and use wired headphones at the same time, so for me it is not fit for purpose anymore.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rdowns Avatar
100 months ago
"Utah Tech" that's a good oxymoron.
Read your history. Novell, who practically invented networking for businesses, was located there. There are likely more tech companies in Utah than anywhere else in the US except Silicon Valley and NYC.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Glassed Silver Avatar
100 months ago
I am seeing this said so much here and it reminds me of back in 2014 when people were repeatedly asking about the MacMini, then when it did arrive it was nowhere close to being what everyone appeared to want. I for one went straight out and bought an i7 2012 model.

I really hope I don't feel the same way about the new MBP and Air when they are finally announced.

Sorry for being off topic.
Ideally they start bothering again and getting the Mac value back on track (I always knew about the Apple premium price, but right now you're paying Apple multitudes)

To be frank, sometimes I'm secretly glad when they DON'T touch something. Seen way too many updates from them that made products worse.

Glassed Silver:mac
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Weaselboy Avatar
100 months ago
"Utah Tech" that's a good oxymoron.
Why do you say that?

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/13/a-high-tech-mecca-rises-to-rival-silicon-valley.html

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/utah-became-next-silicon-valley
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarpalMac Avatar
100 months ago
Political? Huh! When are the new Macs coming out of your "pipeline" ?
I am seeing this said so much here and it reminds me of back in 2014 when people were repeatedly asking about the MacMini, then when it did arrive it was nowhere close to being what everyone appeared to want. I for one went straight out and bought an i7 2012 model.

I really hope I don't feel the same way about the new MBP and Air when they are finally announced.

Sorry for being off topic.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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