Tim Cook talks iCloud phishing, iPhone 6, and more with Charlie Rose

“Last night, Charlie Rose aired the first half of his two-part interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook. It was a wide-ranging conversation covering Apple’s current products and problems, the future of the company, and (of course) the loss of Steve Jobs,” Robert Sorokanich reports for Gizmodo.

“On the iCloud hack that internet thieves used to steal private nude photos of female celebrities, Tim held the line he’s used before: iCloud wasn’t hacked, individual users were,” Sorokanich reports. “[Cook said], ‘It wasn’t hacked. There’s a misunderstanding about this. If you think about what hacking iCloud would mean, it means somebody would get into the cloud and could fish around in people’s accounts. That didn’t happen. What happened was, let’s take you as an example. Somebody could say ‘I know Charlie’s ID’ somehow, maybe it’s his email, and they may guess your password. Or, that’s not as likely—they might phish it. How do you phish it? I could pretend to be somebody else, and you could unknowingly give me your password. And that happens on the internet too many times today. That’s the number one issue by far, and it’s not just an Apple issue. This is an internet issue.'”

Sorokanich reports, “Tim came to the interview fully equipped with new Apple products: An iPhone 6, a 6 Plus, and an Apple Watch on his wrist. He briefly showed the Watch to Charlie, and mentioned a feature that may have gone unmentioned in the initial announcement: ‘It requires an iPhone, because they’ve been designed to work together. However, if you go for a run, and you don’t want to carry your iPhone, music is also on your watch. So with a Bluetooth headset, you can run and listen to your music without your iPhone.'”

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12 Comments

      1. I bought a Moto 360 to try it out since I learn ALL technology to support my clients. It is pretty useless without an Android phone. My main phone is an iPhone and I have a tester Android phone. When I left the house without the Android phone, the watch alerted me to the fact and kept bugging me. I finally figured out how to turn the alert off. The dictation stopped working so i couldn’t launch any apps. So if Apple has damn dependencies, so does Android and maybe even moreso.

    1. Well, botty, Apple Watch can’t be any more of a loser than the efforts of Samsung and Google. I saw a Glasshole at work last week – dumbest looking idiot that I have seen in a while.

      Actually, I think that the sales of Apple Watch will be pretty good. It may take a while for sales to ramp up after its release, but people will learn the value of it and those that can benefit will gradually climb on board. For those that want it, it will be available and, for those who don’t…fine, don’t buy it.

      From a revenue/profit standpoint, I believe that Apple Pay will eventually become one of the top grossing items in Apple’s history.

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