“It seems Tim Cook had more on his schedule than a meeting with BILD during his visit to Berlin yesterday: the newspaper reports that he also met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac.
“Cook told BILD that they discussed security, net neutrality, environmental protection and education – but the key topic appears to have been data privacy,” Lovejoy reports.
“Cook said that he could well understand Germany’s strong stance on data privacy, stating that Germans ‘have the same views on privacy as I do,'” Lovejoy reports. “Cook said it was the first time he had met Merkel, and that he was ‘impressed by her deep knowledge of many different topics.'”
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Apple has to dramatically increase marketing in Germany. This is the only of very developed countries where Apple has disproportionally low market share even after releasing iPhone 6 Plus.
It is a shame that overpriced plastic by Samsung has so much ground there.
I assume Italy isnt very developed then.
It is, but it is smaller market and the disparity was not so jarring there. Besides Italy, Apple should be stronger in Spain, too.
And her taste in paintings.
The painting is featuring an Apple Watch.
Good idea for an ad. haha
Serious people, you don’t recognize the painting (reproductions) behind them. I thought I’d get more of a reaction then that.
Is it the Kramer?
It’s nice that Tim is visiting and meeting leaders from the free and civilized world. I bet it helps him deal with the crap he has to endure when he gets back home, provided he’s not routed to Guatanamo Bay or one of the other torture resorts that his home country runs.
At least Germany only ran their Concentration camps for 6 years!
I expect Tim would have had an enjoyable chat with Angela Merkel. She is a very smart lady and I’m sure she would be able to and enjoy discussion on current technologies.
How many world leaders are there with who are research scientist who wrote their PhD in the field of Quantum Chemistry?