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Apple CEO Tim Cook will join US President Trump for Davos breakfast

Tim Cook
Tim Cook (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • The World Economic Forum conference in Davos, Switzerland, is ongoing.
  • Tim Cook will join Trump for breakfast.
  • He will be joined by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty.

Apple CEO Tim Cook will join US President Donald Trump for breakfast at the World Economic Forum conference in Davos, Switzerland according to a Bloomberg report.

Trump and Cook are to be joined by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty with the president set to be briefed on a new campaign that aims to highlight the different ways people can get an education, according to the report.

Both Cook and Trump seem to have been able to build an "unlikely" relationship to their mutual benefit.

Cook has already been pressing the flesh in Davos, meeting with multiple prime ministers.

On Tuesday in Davos, Cook met with the prime ministers of Finland, Spain and Croatia. In addition to trade and iPhone security debates, the Apple CEO has been battling European efforts to collect more tax from the company.

This all against a backdrop of yet more discussions about encryption and privacy with reports that Apple changed its encryption plans at the behest of the FBI.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.