Apple's hush hush design studio and CEO Tim Cook star tonight on CBS-TV's 60 Minutes



Following all of the football games that you're no doubt watching today, you might want to tune into CBS' weekly news magazine 60 Minutes. Even if you usually avoid the show like the plague, tonight's broadcast might hold some interest for you. At 7:30pm EST tonight (check your local listings for the actual broadcast time in your area), 60 Minutes will play an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple's secret design studio will also be part of a tour of the company, and we should see Apple design chief Jony Ive discussing how Apple produces some of its most popular devices. A picture released by 60 Minutes shows the design lab with black cloth draped over some of the work-in-progress that just might turn out to be tomorrow's next big hit out of Cupertino. We also will get a preview of the new design for the Apple Store directly from the company's retail chief, Angela Ahrendts.

A video released by CBS in advance of the airing shows Tim Cook aggravated about having to defend Apple from "political crap." What he is referring to are charges that Apple doesn't pay taxes on its $74 billion of international revenue. "Apple pays every tax dollar we owe," the executive says. "We pay more taxes in this country than anyone."

Another videoCook also addressed those who call for the iPhone to have a back door that would reveal information to law enforcement officials and the government. Cook noted that if the iPhone includes a back door, it would accessible by both good guys and bad guys.You can check out a clip of the CEO's interview by clicking on the video that tops this story.


source: CBSNews via Engadget

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10 Comments

1. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

i stand behind cook on this one, You put a backdoor that can be accessed from apple when the government want something, then whats stopping bad people out there hacking into people phones or apple to get that info which can lead to millions of people info being leaked.

2. Unordinary unregistered

Im really impressed with Cook and his stern stance on privacy and encryption. Most tech companies will bend right over for government agencies and others. Cook is great when it comes to encryption and privacy and in the end, its what has been keeping me and the millions on the most popular flagship. I mean hey, what else would you expect from a CEO who grew up as a gay in Mobile, Alabama.

3. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well why was Apple handing out information then? which was revealed amongst other things with Snowden?

4. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

They were ordered to. Now Apple can say that can't give it to them since they can't access it themselves.

10. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well...'now' is quite a lot later then many others, yet people don't seem to mind?

5. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

It's a joy to hear Tim Cook outside Apple's keynote.... But this J. Ive unbearable

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31540; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then why listen to him?

8. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

You suggest me to fast forward the parts where ive speaks?

7. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

Mike Wallace should have done this interview. He'd grill Tim alive.

9. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You are right. I like charlie, but he was not the one that should have done this interview since he is a apple fan.

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