Hmm, What Is Apple Doing?


#1829

Market mostly red, consumer staples and utilities mostly green. AAPL is green, new ATH close $210.24 :smile: Market and WB view AAPL belonging to the consumer staples and utilities group.

Trump to dine with Apple CEO Tim Cook


#1830

Tim is gay. Trump is a homophobe. What’s there for them to talk about?


#1831

Has that ever been confirmed? He’s never been romantically linked to anyone. At one point his comments made him seem asexual. I thought he said something to the effect of, “I don’t think about people in that way.”


#1832

#1833

He is super private. Whenever he sells stock, Auburn University gets an large anonymous donation. They claim there is a NDA preventing them from naming the donor, but most people believe it’s Cook. I hope he runs for President some day.


#1834

we see its impact on iphone’s stance. There’s fear in advertising circles about what apple has been doing.


#1835

What make them fearful exactly?


#1836

He would be an incredible President. Fiscal conservative, sociallly liberal. Knows how to execute. Dream candidate.


#1837

search for itp, idfa limit ad tracking, etc. assumption is there’ll be more clamp down.


#1838

We need such a governor in California.

Is Cook a Republican?

He lobbied for Trump’s corporate tax cut and repatriation deals. He did fundraising for both parties. I guess he is a moderate whatever his party affiliation is


#1839

you don’t need to be republican for this. you just need to be a ceo.


#1840

My guess is that Cook is a republican, 99% accuracy. Did anyone spot any evidence?


#1841

In the 2016 election, Cook raised funds for the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.[63] At one point, Clinton’s campaign considered Cook as a candidate for vice-president.[64]


#1842

He is not a liberal


#1843

Cook eats Republicans for lunch.


#1844

I think he is centrist, no clear party preference. He gets along well with both parties. But in Bay Area standard, he is more like a republican.

Really smart people don’t go to the extremes


#1845

@manch is also a ceo for his business :rofl:

Many liberals hate Trump and they are willing to sacrifice their own interest to prove that they are loyal to anti trump


#1846

Don’t think Apple want to go into ads big time. Apple hates to sell your privacy.


#1847

Don’t think Apple investors would be happy about this possibility. Self-interest come first :hugs: For different reasons, Google and FB investors would be very unhappy.


#1848

I guess that @tomato says that iPhone can make advertisers clueless about user’s privacy using intelligent tracking prevention techniques