Speaking at Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam today, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed the Cupertino company has no plans to become a carrier or mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Apple simply doesn’t have the expertise, he said.
In an interview with one of the media channels during his India visit, Tim Cook revealed that he is keen on getting the necessary approval so that Apple can start selling pre-owned iPhone in the country. The Indian government had earlier rejected Apple’s application to sell refurbished iPhones in the country.
Tim Cook visited India earlier this week. While there the Chief Executive officer, Tim Cook, had plans to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but that certainly was not the only thing on his agenda.
A day after Apple announced that it will be opening an iOS App Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, India, the company announced the opening of a new development office in Hyderabad that will focus on Apps Maps.
The Economic Times reports that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook will be meeting the top telecom companies in India to partner with them for partnering with them for the sale and distribution of its devices.
During his visit to China, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook met some of the popular app developers from the country and used a Didi Chuxing car — the same company in which Apple announced a $1 billion investment last week — to visit the Apple Store located in Wangfujing.
Tim Cook will fly to India this week to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to sources familiar with the plan. It will be Cook’s first official visit to India as Apple’s chief executive officer.
Walter Isaacson, author of the official Steve Jobs biography, believes Apple will never replace its co-founder and former CEO, and says the company’s “next big thing” is long overdue. However, that doesn’t mean Tim Cook isn’t a “great CEO.”
Reuters claims that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook will be visiting Beijing later this month to meet some high-level officials from the Chinese government. The move has been prompted by Chinese regulatory body shutting down Apple’s digital book and movie store in the country less than six months after its launch.