The New York Times’s Andrew Ross Sorkin sat down with Tim Cook to discuss a variety of issues related less to technology and more to politics:
He had just spent the prior day in Ohio, where he toured CTS, a technology company that produces the equipment that Apple uses to test water resistance and dust protection for the iPhone and the Apple Watch. He then flew to Des Moines, where he announced plans to make a $1.3 billion investment in a 400,000-square-foot data center in nearby Waukee to help store and move giant amounts of information for its services like iCloud and FaceTime. And he arrived here to announce that Austin Community College will begin offering its 74,000 students a curriculum that Apple developed to teach them how to write code to create apps for iPhones. Austin is one of 30 community colleges that will offer the curriculum.
It’s an interesting interview, although you won’t really find any tidbits about Apple’s upcoming products, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Sorkin also asks Cook if he has any political ambitions—particularly, the presidency—but Cook demurred. That’s no surprise: Cook has always seemed intensively private, and it’s hard to imagine he’d want to thrust himself into the spotlight anymore than he already has.