Cook says Jobs' goal of Apple products changing the world has been achieved

Cook says Jobs' goal of Apple products changing the world has been achieved
Apple CEO Tim Cook was giving the commencement speech at George Washington University in Washington D.C. on Sunday, when the name of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was brought up. Cook said that Jobs' goal of having Apple products change the world was a vision of the late executive that has now come true. Pointing out how the cameras on the Apple iPhone have caught many cases of injustice on video, Cook noted that  the iPhone cameras help "People who witness injustice and want to expose it. And now they can, because they have a camera in their pocket all the time."

A recent example was the iPhone video shot by a bystander in South Carolina which showed a white policeman named Michael Slager shoot an unarmed black man in the back eight times as he was running from the officer. The cop has been charged with murder.


At the end of the speech, during which Cook talked about his heroes like Dr Martin Luther King and Robert F Kennedy, the executive grabbed his iPhone and took a picture of the graduating class. "This is the best view of the world," said the CEO.



source: TheGuardian

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73 Comments

1. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

No less.

11. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

Tim Cook is the man. *applauding*

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple makes great products. The world is happy.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That camera comes in handy nowadays, cell phone cams in general do.

47. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. Amazing how useful it is in everyday life.

83. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Atleast Apple has taught people to Sell their body parts And waste their hard earned money....

65. Nathillien unregistered

Just go and look at the comments on the source story in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/17/tim-cook-apple-commencement-george-washington-university-iphone And see how happy the world is. LOL

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That article made me respect Cook that much more.

73. QWERTYslider unregistered

Yup. Apple destroyed the cell phone by killing QWERTY keyboards, removable batteries, and SD. I'm glad Jobs is gone.

2. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Apple joined and played a part just as everyone else in evolving and changing the technological world, Apple never the changed evolving technology by itself. Just stupid arrogance. Without other People's R&D's, would Apple have been able to make a mobile device....

19. Amiet

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Well said mate

54. Nathillien unregistered

Spot on - of course sheep will say - no

76. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

lolll, just look at these days smartphone OS.

3. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

The iPhone and the iPad did change a lot of things... Whether the haters accept it or not.

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Phones and tarts like the iPad and iPhone were already coming. APPLE simply rushed to be first. Samsung had already made a fill screen device with a certain trained home button. All they had to do was make a phone of it. Again Apple simply rushed to be first knowing they would not remain on top long. They managed to have ead 2 years before falling behind. They had a 2 year jeadstart on Android, yet gained only 15% of the world while Android has over 80%. Apple copied existing tech and simply chose a better software platform. Bill Gates already envision single for factor decices. Instead of leading he allowed the pc oems to make it a reality but they failed. If Microsoft would have made the Surface back then, the iPad would have stood a chance because competing options would have already been around preventing Apple from making a huge splash. APPLE assisted in pushing the oems to move faster vs milking the industry like Nintendo and Sega did for years.

12. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

You're hilarious. Your revisionist history is awful. Samsung was nowhere near launching a capacitive screen all-touch smartphone. Apple NEVER had a lead in smartphone OS marketshare, but they have dominated in smartphone profit and have smacked down every serious contender. Finally, "would have/could have/should have" for the tablet market is speculation, and nothing more. Apple DID, and everyone else followed suit. Say what you want, Apple changed the game. Men lie, women lie, numbers don't.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes they were. The Samsung F700 was a full screened device with a centralized home button, it was a music player like an ipod. The software on it was terrible. If Samsung had Tizwn then it could have launched it easily with phone hardware added which is what Apple did to the ipod Touch. Apple ain't rushed to be first Remember Apple.didnt even have a music player. There was a guy shopping his idea around and while Real turned him down Apple was looking for such a break. I am not saying Apple didn't have anything to do with the mobile rwvolution, I said the idea they had came from others who were about to do the same. The iPhone borrow heavily from the LG Prada where Apple scratched their total iPhone design and hire Sony to make a better one.they used elements ts of a Sony concept to make the phone. The Sony concept looks more like the iPhone 4. Apple got their first, but everyone else finally got the hang of it after 2 years. The original Galaxy S sold over 10M it's first year while the first iPhone sold less than 600,000. The idea of the iPad was taken from several.exutimg devices. Again Apple rushed to be first because others had a similar offering that simply wasn't done as good. If it wasn't for Cydia Apple was planning to be the only dev with the iPhone OS. It was the help of the devs that made Apple who they are. APPLE simply provided a nice platform. If Google hadn't waste a year in talks with the makes of Android, Google would have more than 90% of the market.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The first iPhone sold 6.1 million in its first year liar. From June 29 2007- July 11 2008

63. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I know it was 6M. I was trying to type the whole number, but the keyboard on my iPhone 4 kept lagging and when I tried to correct it, I hit post by mistake. What I don't understand about you, anyone you find that is willing to say something bad about the iPhone it has to be bashing or a hater. The iPhone isn't perfect dude by a longshot. Like the Mac it is an overpriced limited piece of junk. Most of Android phones and Windows phones are too. The difference is, the junk phones don't cost more than $400 Every single model.of the iPhone has had WiFi and 3G/4G connection issues. The iPhone 4 was a poor design. The iPhone 5/5S feel cheap. Then after pushing metal phones they went back to plastic. The iPhone 6 Plus bends in your pocket. List goes on. The problems were mostly ignored. Apple blamed you the user most of the time. They stay silent for weeks or months and nave admit to bring wrong. Yet you support them like a loyal sheep. Yes I know you like Android too. Not all of those are good either. The Galaxy Alpha was an over priced piece of booboo, for $500, it should have had 1080p display. Nexus devices are as boring as IOS with limited functions and most of them were ugly to me. The Nexus 6 is the only one that looked decent to me. For the Sony has made, the phones are ugly. SAMSUNG and Apple better with Sony cameras than Sony does themselves. LG phones are also terrible to me and HTC who was good has been terrible since the Incredible. Samsung has been the only Android OEM who has pushed phones to the limits. SAMSUNG is the true game changer who got theighty Apple to make big phones in fear of falling off the market. Even tho the the S6 costs $290 vs only $250 for the iPhone, Samsung offers more and yet the device starts at only $599. I am ot bashing Apple, I never have. I. Simply will to speak bad because eof all the money they have, they are giving you nothing.

84. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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85. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If you think I or anyone else on this site actually believes you made that post/mistake using an iPhone 4, YOU'RE A DAMN FOOL! As much as you bash on and hate Apple/iPhones why on earth would you be using a 5 year old device, that you claim has zero capabilities to make a post about the OG iPhone selling only 600,000 units. You can't stand iPhones, you just happen to have a 4 handy to post from huh, even though you have a Note 4. Yeah F'n right, might wanna move that comma over too bud. 6,000,000 600,000. ;D

46. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The Samsung F700 was a resistive QWERTY slider that came out in late 2007. Try again. Apple never hired Sony for anything, and that is a public fact. Try harder. The Prada was shown off a month before the iPhone, and the Samsung trial showed the iPhone had been in development for a few years. Try better. Curia is only for jail broken phones, and while some ideas have come from the jailbreak community, the number of jail breakers is minuscule and has had zero boost on the popularity of the iPhone. Try different. The Google-Andy Rubin purchase didn't happen until the iPhone was already in development, and even then, the Androberry was Google's primary platform until the iPhone debuted. Try sooner.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You consistently bash and attack Apple, despite its sky high position in the tech/business world, but what have you done, other than consume products and sit on PA, and nag Apple? Go check its stock price, the customer satisfaction rating, the resale value, the consistent year over year sales increases. Why do you consistently waste your time typing this stuff no one cares about, and making it essay length at that? What did Apple do to you?

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I didnt bash Apple. I said nothing bad about them.so obviously you can't read. What I did say is they simply rushed to be first with ideas others already. How did Apple get a minimalistic phone design? Because Sony made it. How? Because they too were Gading in this direction. There is a phone which shows the full evolution of the mobile phone and it clearly shows the progression of phones getting smaller, having less buttons and more display size. Apple simply took the next progessive step. Just like with the fingerprint reader. Apple didn't make it. Another company made them and they were preparing to make them foe several OS including Samsung. But before they signed a deal, Apple went and bought the company and prevented the other deals to happen and all the OEMS now had to find another supplier for the reader. Apple tried to do the same with multitouch displays. When this didn't work they resulted to suing. I didn't bash Apple. I feel Apple should only take credit where they deserve it. They should be credited for making the concept of the smartphone better, helping and foxing oems to.improve apps, to improve hardware capabilities.

68. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

He gets overly defensive when his ego is challenged. Also types a lot of witty garbage in replies to everyone.

24. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Oh really? When first Apple iPhone came out, Samsung start to follow iPhone? Before Apple iPhone 3G, Samsung have TV everywhere. They build tv screen but why they did not think to make a full touch screen mobile before? Meaning, they get on idea to follow Apple.

41. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

You do know Samsung also make top equipment for the military, even clothing shops? They also were/are the top TV manufacture. They did not need to create smartphones, because they already had a billion things on their plate. Apple had the Mac line, and that was it. They failed at all other projects, besides the iPhone and iPad. They were scrambling to make something so they wouldn't fall under and become bankrupt. When people saw the iPhone, they thought wow! Why would another company not compete against that? The whole "Everyone copied Apple with the smartphone" argument is pretty dumb, because that means any company that invented anything, should be the only company making it. And how boring would that be? But the 'sad' thing is, everyone else has taken the smartphone idea, and gone and done amazing things with it, Samsung even chucked a projector on one of their phones. But Apple has hardly changed the iPhone since 2007 in terms of function. And that's why people get annoyed and dissapointed in Apple each year, when the "gimmicks" are from two years ago. Also, people say Apple copy because Apple haven't had an original idea to implement into the iPhone since 2007.

25. Amiet

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

What lot of things ?? Apart from price

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're right man, they did.

5. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

And who are we to argue with that. I'm sure the rest of the speech was great!

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