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Apple CEO Tim Cook to Attend Davos Breakfast With Trump

Tuesday January 21, 2020 10:29 am PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum conference and he plans to attend a breakfast with U.S. President Donald Trump, reports Bloomberg. Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty will brief Trump on a new campaign designed to highlight the multiple ways to get an education. ‌‌Tim Cook‌ and Melania and Donald Trump‌ in August 2018 Cook has attempted to have a cordial ...

Apple Avoids iPhone Tariffs as U.S. and China Reach Trade Deal

Thursday December 12, 2019 3:14 pm PST by
Apple won't be hit with hefty tariffs on the iPhone, iPad, and MacBooks as U.S. President Donald Trump this afternoon signed off on a trade deal with China. Speaking in a note to investors shared by Bloomberg, Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives said that the new tariffs could have added approximately $150 to the price of iPhones during the holiday season. "Trump delivered an early...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and U.S. President Donald Trump to Tour Apple Operations in Texas

Tuesday November 12, 2019 1:17 pm PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook and United States President Donald Trump will soon tour facilities in Texas where Apple products are made, reports Reuters. The goal of the trip is to showcase companies that "keep jobs in America." Both Apple and the White House declined to comment on the upcoming tour. The planned journey comes as Apple is seeking tariff waivers on imports from China that include iPhon...

15% Tariff Hitting AirPods, Apple Watch, HomePod and More in the U.S. This Sunday

Friday August 30, 2019 2:53 pm PDT by
Starting this Sunday, Apple's AirPods, Apple Watch, headphones, some iMacs, HomePod, and other products will be impacted by a 15 percent tariff as part of the United States' ongoing trade dispute with China, reports Bloomberg. The tariffs were entered into the Federal Register today and will go into effect on 12:01 a.m. local time on Sunday in Washington, D.C. for products entering the U.S. or ...

Trump Says Tim Cook Made 'Good Case' That Tariffs Would Put Apple at Disadvantage With Rivals Like Samsung

Sunday August 18, 2019 4:14 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook and U.S. President Donald Trump met for dinner on Friday evening, and Trump has since told reporters that the two discussed the impact of U.S. tariffs on Apple products imported from China. Melania Trump, Donald Trump, and ‌Tim Cook‌ in August 2018 Trump said Cook "made a good case" that tariffs could put Apple at a disadvantage given that rival Samsung's products would be...

Apple Says Trump's Tariffs Will Reduce Its Economic Contributions and Global Competitiveness

Thursday June 20, 2019 8:15 am PDT by
Apple has urged the Trump administration not to proceed with tariffs of up to 25 percent on a fourth set of goods imported from China, which would impact nearly all of its products, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, AirPods, Beats, HomePod, batteries, repair parts, and more. In a letter sent to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer [PDF] this week, Apple...

Tim Cook Changes Twitter Name to 'Tim Apple' After President Trump's Name Flub

Thursday March 7, 2019 10:12 am PST by
In a meeting of the Workforce Policy Advisory Board yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump mistakenly referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as "Tim Apple" in a flub that quickly spread around the internet. Cook today joined in on the fun and changed his name on Twitter from ‌Tim Cook‌ to "Tim ," referencing Trump's mistake. During yesterday's meeting, Cook was sitting right next to Trump when ...

Tim Cook Named to President Trump's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

Wednesday February 13, 2019 7:29 am PST by
The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced the 25 members of the Trump administration's new American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, including Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. The advisory board's recommendations will help guide the National Council for the American Worker's efforts to establish a strategy to ensure that American students and workers have access to...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Coalition Renewing Push for Immigration Reform

Monday February 11, 2019 6:07 am PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and others have signed a new letter urging Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that would enable more than 700,000 immigrants to legally work and live in the United States (via CNBC). The coalition's letter to help "Dreamers" will be featured in a full-page ad in The...

Apple Continued to Spend Near-Record Amounts of Money Lobbying the Trump Administration in 2018

Wednesday January 23, 2019 5:19 am PST by
Apple spent $6.6 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, after spending a record $7.1 million in 2017, according to disclosure forms (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4) filed with the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Apple's lobbying expenses have increased significantly since the Trump administration assumed office two years ago, with the iPhone maker spending more than ever...

Tim Cook Told Donald Trump China Tariffs Are 'Not the Right Approach' in Recent Meeting

Tuesday May 15, 2018 5:26 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook conducted a private meeting with United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday, April 25, where the discussion was said to be focused "on trade." Following a recent interview with Bloomberg Television, Cook divulged more details about the meeting, mentioning that the two men discussed topics like recently imposed tariffs on China and the Deferred Action for Childhood...

Trump's Planned Tariffs on Imported Steel and Aluminum Would Likely Apply to Apple Products

Friday March 2, 2018 6:01 am PST by
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he plans to impose tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum to protect domestic producers. Trump is expected to sign the formal order next week, and he promised that it will remain in effect for a "long period of time." The controversial plan would almost certainly apply to Apple products like iPhones, iPads, and ...

Apple Spent $7 Million in 2017 Lobbying the U.S. Government Over Encryption, Immigration, and More

Tuesday January 23, 2018 6:11 am PST by
A new report out today by Recode examined how major technology companies spent a record amount of money lobbying the United States government in 2017, over issues like net neutrality, encryption, immigration, and more. In total, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google spent about $50 million lobbying the government last year, and of that Apple alone spent $7 million. Apple CEO Tim Cook attending ...

Apple and Other Companies Fear 'Looming End' of H-1B Work Visa Spousal Protection Program

Thursday January 18, 2018 4:17 am PST by
Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and other technology companies have sent a message to the Trump administration through various Washington, D.C. lobbying groups, urging President Trump to keep protecting spouses of immigrants who work in the U.S. with H-1B visas. The companies reportedly fear a "looming end" to the program that protects these spouses and allows them to work in the U.S., as it...

Tim Cook Says 250 Apple Employees Are 'Dreamers' as Donald Trump's Decision on DACA Nears

Sunday September 3, 2017 1:47 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday tweeted that Apple employs 250 so-called "dreamers," or individuals who were brought to the United States at a young age when their parents or guardians illegally immigrated to the country. Image: Nicholas Kamm/Associated Free Press/Getty Images "I stand with them," said Cook. "They deserve our respect as equals and a solution rooted in American values." 250 of ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Other Leaders Sign Letter Asking Trump to Protect DACA Program

Friday September 1, 2017 5:22 am PDT by
Hundreds of chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chairmen, presidents, and other business leaders have added their signatures to an open letter asking President Trump to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program protects young adults brought illegally into the U.S. -- called "Dreamers" -- and grants them the "basic opportunity to work and...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Evades Questions on Alleged Plans to Build Three 'Big' U.S. Factories

Tuesday August 1, 2017 3:28 pm PDT by
Last week, United States President Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal that Apple had plans to build three "big, big, big" manufacturing plants in the United States, a statement that allegedly came from Apple CEO Tim Cook. Unsurprisingly, Cook was questioned about the president's statement during the question and answer portion of today's earnings call, and he deftly dodged it by...

Tim Cook and Other Leaders Contacted by Trump Administration for STEM Education Advice

Thursday July 27, 2017 4:44 am PDT by
Members of the Trump administration have begun contacting technology, education, and business leaders to ask for advice on "shaping funding approaches" for education related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in United States schools (via Bloomberg). Ivanka Trump is said to be involved in the effort, along with the president's special assistant for technology initiatives,...

Apple Plans to Build Three 'Big' Factories in the United States

Tuesday July 25, 2017 1:04 pm PDT by
Apple is planning to build three "big, big, big" manufacturing plants in the United States, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly told U.S. President Donald Trump. The news was shared by Trump in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Executive Tech Summit at Trump Tower in December of 2016 Cook is said to have promised to build "three big plants, beautiful plants," but...

Apple Has Spent Record $2.2 Million Lobbying Trump Administration Over Past Three Months

Friday July 21, 2017 8:54 am PDT by
Apple spent an all-time high $2.2 million lobbying Donald Trump's federal government between April 1 and June 30, 2017, according to a disclosure form filed by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Image: Drew Angerer—Getty Images That amount is by far the most Apple has ever spent on lobbying in a single quarter, eclipsing the previous record of nearly $1.4 million...