Watch as President Obama gives Apple a shout out during the State of the Union
move some of its Mac production to the United States from overseas. And by the way, guess who is in the audience watching President Obama? Why it's none other than Apple CEO Tim Cook who managed to wrangle up a cheap seat from Bob Uecker was invited by the First Lady to see the State of the Union live. Maybe she was angling for a free Apple iPad.
The president has changed a lot since his first State of the Union when he had fewer grey hairs and was a BlackBerry man. Now, we're unsure which platform the president favors although he has been seen with an Apple iPad. Speaking of Apple, check out the 13 second video below which shows the president's comment about the iPhone manufacturer.
4. fahqman (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)
no one seem to care anymore.........
15. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
What type of person bags on the president and his wife?
45. abdane (Posts: 480; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
what would you expect ? Obama giving a shout out to another country's company ? LOL
53. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
You're right: No one cares about Cr@pple.
73. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6859; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
nope could care less if TIM COOK is there. I doubt he can't even bring manufacturing jobs back here.
9. JC557 (Posts: 1198; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Not sure where you've been for the last 4 f**king years but Apple has earned a lot of that hate.
44. idroidequis (Posts: 103; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
Im not sure what they have personally done to you? But they havent hurt me or my loved ones so I have so reason to hate them. I mean sure they've made so dumb decision but in a world where there is so much hate. I cant justify hate a company that patens everything and sues other multibillion dollar companies. Your reasons for hating are ignorant. Your reasons of hating a company that has done no harm to you just makes me think how fragile and weak your tolerance is for this world we live.
25. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
yaaaawn....everyone who understands IT a little knows Apple is the past :)
28. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Why I can't play the video??
40. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
And some terrible jokes. Bad journalism. Must be some blogger.
12. Kreft (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)
Exactly. I can't wait til Motorola makes the next nexus. Then I can buy it without having any negative feelings whatsoever. Go Google and Motorola! And Microsoft and Nokia (close enough)!
54. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
I was wondering the same thing. Maybe Motorola intimidates them ;-)
18. Johnnokia (Posts: 607; Member since: 27 May 2012)
Because Motorala is American company aswell.
66. TA-21 (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)
I think its a really selfish talk to a president to buy from American company no other companies from all over the world if they are better then that apphell.
Mr. President forgot; Google is also an American company who owns about half profits of all smartphones and tablets devices because of King Android.
There is no place for apphell and their iSh*t devices anymore. everyone can create anything what they want, this is us to choose witch one is the best. Now we prefer to use Android devices from that iSh*t things.
74. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6859; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
what do u expect from icongress? half the senators uses iPhone. Mr. President uses a BB only a few uses BB phone
75. rallyguy (Posts: 596; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
Because All Gore is on the board of directors of Apple, not Motorola.
7. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Is it 2016 yet? This clown is crushing our economy. Watch out Tim Cook he just wants your $$$.
11. JC557 (Posts: 1198; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Watch it, apparently you will meet a lot of angry people should you criticize this president.
13. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Ill criticize Obama all day long. His support is sharply falling friend. He's spent 6 trillion dollars in 4 years to "reboot" the economy only for us to be back im a Recession, and our unemployment is still at the same level it was 4 years ago. Meanwhile the average U.S. household earns $2,000 less than it did 4 years ago and expenses on the rise. All the means when while my taxes went up (and im considered lower class), and he approved a pay raise for congress.. So don't tell me not to criticize the worst President we've had in my 26 years of life.
14. Kreft (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)
Obama isn't that great but nobody will take you seriously if you say he's worse than Bush. Seriously don't kid yourself.
19. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Let's look at the numbers..
Bush created less than $5 Trillion in debt which is awful.
Meanwhile Obama created more than 6 trillion in debt in half the time.
Bush cut taxes
Obama raised taxes
Average household earned $48,000 under Bush
Average Household earns $46,000 under Obama
Obama proposes minimum wage increases to $9.00/hr which will crush many companies not to mention set back those college students who earned their degrees to get better paying jobs.
Don't be fooled. Bush was horrible but Obama has bankrupted us far too much.
By the way the numbers I got were attributed by MSNBC which is very liberal ;-)
51. darkkjedii (Posts: 13764; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Bush through his lies plunged this country into a hole that Obama is still trying to dig it out of.
58. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
@darkkjedii Obama spent 6 trillion to "dog us out" and yet we're no better off. Buddy... I don't know how you can possibly think he's digging us out with those kinds of results with the money spent. You can't even fathom what 6 trillion dollars can do...
64. chadrick0814 (Posts: 208; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
$4 trillion of the $6.2 trillion is residual from things that weren't paid for before 2008. The Iraq War, Afghanistan War, Medicare Prescription Bill, were all bills passed in 2009 that were unfunded and passed through supplemental budgets and continues after 2009.
61. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
DJ, this is an uphill battle on PA my. Abort the mission! Abort, abort!
21. BREvenson (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 May 2012)
I really hate to get political on a tech site, but your widely ignorant and one-sided argument has me baffled. You are aware that Congress can not (and with the Republicans, will not) agree on many issues that could have been addressed and solved with the President's ideas? Healthcare reform, ending the Bush tax cuts, budget overhauls...all shot down in Congress because they don't fit the Republican agenda.
The GOP has made it their mission to stifle Obama's impact on the country, since he's not THEIR President. He is America's President, like it or not. And as for support, I'd say he still has plenty of it. He did get re-elected, after all.
That's all I really have to say. I expect thumbs down and/or a rebuttal, but if you can criticize Obama all day long, I'll support Obama all day long.
23. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Do you already forget that Obama too pushed to extend the Bush era tax cuts?
As for congress do you not realize the Democrats control the Senate? Obamacare which is widely unpopular will take affect next January. I can't afford Obamacare and yet if I don't buy into it, ill be fined! How ridiculous.
As for popularity that can go both ways. Bush afterall got re-elected friend.
I like a good debate, keep em coming.
65. chadrick0814 (Posts: 208; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
The cost of you will have have to pay for healthcare is is off-set by a tax credit for individuals and small businesses under 50 employees. There, now you can afford it. Or, you can just go to the emergency room and make the rest of us pay for it.
30. Googlethis (Posts: 171; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Does it really matter the hole system is corrupt in one way or another most polititions are either in the pocket of some company or have there own private agenda wich only benefits him/herself.
33. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
Finally someone who gets it... Obama is after the same thing Bush was after... Republicans and Democrats play as if they can't stand eachother. Truth is they have one agenda and get along just fine. (not all politicians but maybe 93%)
Regardless who got into office back in '08. The same outcome would have came.
35. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Your both probably right. Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura said behind the curtains they're mostly all friends and agree more times than not.
8. Kreft (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)
Apple sucks and lacks any innovation but the fact that they're american makes me root for them a tiny bit. I still prefer Microsoft and Google though. The sooner Motorola (the only real american phone manufacturer) makes the next nexus the happier I will be. I support American companies first and then maybe Europe as well. So I wish Nokia well too.
16. Tux_Alan (Posts: 74; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
Gosh does that mean I am bound to support BlackBerry? Is being Canadian such a sin I have to suffer their awful tech? Lol
76. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)
Yup. Too bad all they represent is greed, dishonesty, outsourcing, lies, and unfair market practice. Great horse you've hooked your wagon to there.
20. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Is it possible to like the iPhone and yet hate Apple?
22. wendygarett (unregistered)
Hate it or not, it's American company :)
best sentence ever :)
24. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
HHAAAHHAAAHAH obama will loose this time, all android fans are not going to vote him.
26. wendygarett (unregistered)
Hahahaha are you Americans? Obama will not going to be president in the next election... President duration in US is 8 year max troll lolol
34. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
Obama will not have another presidential election. 2 terms is the max, for an American President.
37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9322; Member since: 14 May 2012)
+1 Wendy (I thought this day would never come).
52. Fallin (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)
Under the rule of the 22nd Amendment, US presidents can serve two four-year terms of office, and a maximum of 10 years if succeeding a President for less than half of a full term.
32. -box- (Posts: 3927; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
The speechwriters.are out of touch on this. Bad idea to give praise.to a company that pays no taxes, is having a TOKEN amount of computers "made" here, and still gladly supports and enforced borderline-slave labor to make its junk, while raping the earth in an overly aggressive way to get the materials to make the same.
Motorola/Google: the only major American mobile device company worth our support. (American = USA, otherwise we could add BlackBerry to that list). Heck, other companies even have factories in Mexico to avoid the Chinese problems.
47. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Well no ... as the author hints, thye first lady was angling for a free iPad ... :D :D
38. idroidequis (Posts: 103; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
I like how everyone thinks the economies solutions are so simple there is no clear answer. There is no black or white just alot of grey. If everything was so simple id be a billionaire living in a flying house drinkjng a beer on a lawn chair. Yet because there is no way for everyone to all go with one decision we have this he said she said ongoing argument. I doubt none of you guys could last as a president and the stress and crap they go through. Every president has his haters and they all seem to sit behind a computer and b***h about it rather than do something.