President Trump wants Apple to be involved in 5G infrastructure building in U.S.

President Trump tours Apple Mac Pro facility with CEO Tim Cook in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, November 21, 2019
President Trump tours Apple Mac Pro facility with CEO Tim Cook in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, November 21, 2019

Reuters reports:

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had asked Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook to look into helping develop telecommunications infrastructure for 5G wireless networks in the United States.

“They have it all – Money, Technology, Vision & Cook!” Trump tweeted.

Trump met with Cook on Wednesday during his visit to Apple’s upcoming campus in Texas, in the latest sign of a close relationship between two of America’s most powerful men.

Among U.S. firms, Qualcomm Inc is the dominant player in radio chips that help mobiles connect to networks and Cisco Systems Inc which makes networking gear.

Trump has earlier said that United States intended to deploy 5G services rapidly and plans to cooperate with “like-minded nations” to promote security in next-generation 5G networks.

MacDailyNews Take: We’d settle for an Apple-developed 5G modem inside every iPhone (as would Apple, certainly, too).

18 Comments

    1. 🤣 Yes, they’re unhinged. The establishment is fighting its threatening infection with every tool at its disposal and making some up as it goes along, hoping that they’ve dumbed down the electorate sufficiently by now.

      1. You mean Fox, don’t you? So far all testimony has shown Trump to be guilt of everything he’s been accused of. And he’s committed obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and obstruction of Congress.

        These three are what Nixon was goiNg to be charged with if he hadn’t resigned first. The rest isn’t even necessary, just those.

          1. To be “fair” (a meaningless word in the campaign season), using Orange Gorilla, Mr. Cheeto, Don the Con and other juvenile names for the person you hate, drops your cred 10 points too.

        1. Sadly we’ve never heard any verifiable facts from gullible & delusional ‘ol you.

          Hey the cast of HEE HAW has been awaiting your late arrival. Not to mention the off-Broadway touring company of DELIVERANCE where you get to play the Ned Beatty “squeal like a pig!” bent over a log part nightly – for months on end.

          Now THAT would be funny, & incredibly well-deserved. (Yet strangely in your comfort zone.) Lolololol…

    1. Does Trump actually even know what he is referring to?
      What ‘infrastructure’ is he actually expecting Apple to help with, its not an area that they have any serious experience with in terms of the back end of the Telecoms business, even in 4G or wifi let alone this technology. He might as well have asked Boeing or Walmart to have helped with it.

      In 2 to 3 years they may have a working 5G modem but that, even if its successful has little to nothing to do with the actual infrastructure in any normal use of that term its fundamentally about technology being used in devices that exploits that infrastructure its like comparing the macro Einsteinium World with the micro world of sub atomic theory, which Einstein himself admitted he found spooky and didn’t comprehend. If it did then Qualcomm would be leading the great infrastructure avalanche rather than Huawei, its two very different things with a little overlap in the middle at best. I guess as he uses a phone (if with some difficulty) he thinks its all therefore the same thing as it exploits both areas of technology.

    2. Whether Apple is involved or not, the US govt should mandate no Chinese business should have any part of 5G implementation in the US…including/especially the most likely; Huawei.

      This is not a matter of simple business competition.

  1. Non-corporate scientists/engineers have not proved 5G safe. We can only conclude, therefore, that 5G is unsafe. In the meantime, I want Apple to fight for user safety as energetically and vociferously as it fought and continues to fight for user’s 4th Amendment rights.

    1. That makes no sense. Not proving that something is safe doesn’t mean it’s not safe. It’s also impossible to prove a negative. You can show, a better word, that something isn’t safe, but you can’t really show that it is.

      1. You use research, experiment, peer appraisal and over time build up experience based documentation, as in science generally, to judge the safeness or otherwise of anything of this nature. Its a matter of when you decide the evidence is sufficient to release the technology into the wild thats the issue really. Clearly those who produce and generally expect to profit/benefit from the technology and those who’s job it is to protect the public from any adverse effects usually place that particular line in different places and politicians and pressure groups argue over it and make the final decision.

    1. I’ve been reading Kenneth Olson’s book on Watergate. It’s astonishing how many of the same arguments that Nixon used (national security, executive privilege, hearsay, legislative coup, judicial intervention in a political question, and more) are being used today. We forget how many Republicans supported Nixon right down to the release of the “smoking gun” tape a few days before he resigned. The Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee had voted 7-4 against impeachment.

      Those guys found themselves on the wrong side of history, which sometimes repeats itself.

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