Apple CEO Tim Cook reacts to Donald Trump's election
The stunning results of the 2016 US Presidential elections have sent tech companies stocks down with some losing more than others, and it's interesting to see how these companies react to the news of a Donald Trump presidency.
It's particularly interesting to see the reaction of the US and world's biggest tech company, Apple, makers of the iPhone. Not only because of its sheer size, but also because it is the only company that has an openly gay man as its chief executive officer and because of its solid track record in respecting LGBT rights.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, is in many ways a defender of more traditional values, and while nobody expects any radical changes in US policies towards people of different color, religion and sexual orientation, it's a fact that Trump has spoken against some of these minorities. Not only this, Trump has also called Apple to unlock the phone of the San Bernardino shooter despite the fact that this has the real potential to compromise the security for all of its iPhone users, and he's also called for Apple to move manufacturing to the United States.
Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a cool and short notice to all Apple employees, calling all to move forward and be assured that Apple will stand by its North Star. Here's the full text of Cook's email: