What you need to know
- Tim Cook has said competition in tech is inherently good in a new interview.
- He discussed a multitude of issues in an interview with Australia's Financial Review.
- He also talked about privacy, back doors, and more.
Tim Cook has said competition in tech is inherently good, in a sweeping new interview that covers privacy, back doors, his morning routine, and more.
Speaking to The Australian Financial Review, Cook said he couldn't think of a case where competition was bad, and that it was, in fact, "inherently good." He continued:
He also said that "anywhere in the world" where Apple is under scrutiny was under his radar, and that it was "incumbent on us to tell our story and to say why we do what we do."
He also stated that any sort of regulation in tech should be justified by being great for the user, and should improve people's lives.
Cook also touted Apple's App Store, Privacy, and more. His comments on back doors are pertinent because of Apple's recent Child Safety announcement. Cook's comments, given before the announcement state:
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