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



82. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah thanks to iPhone camera innovation right? just imagine if that guy have S6 or other flagship instead, the video must be in better quality, better zooming, and not that shaky (OIS stuff).. its all thanks to that guy who recording it, not apple.. even if that guy have other smartphone, he still can record it :-/


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

How did Apple change the word? They did not, this story is just bullsh!t But ifanboys will believe everything that Apple says........i feel sorry for those people!

86. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thank you for your sympathy ;)

78. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Soooo funny all the itards here keep saying sales = best hardware. It really is big sales numbers = easy fooled people. Who gives a s**t about sales numbers, the iphone will keep being a crap product. It didn't do anything for the world, other than producing slave labour in 3rd world countries, make poor people sell their bodyparts for an iphone etc. The industry was already going in that direction, and would have come here anyway with or without apple and they iToys.

59. gaming64 unregistered

I give respect to this guy. He was able to change Apple the way Steve Jobs revolutionized products that would soon be mainstream.Thumbs up Tim Cook. Love your optimism.

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said, I like Cook. I think he's doing an excellent job, and now that all of Jobs' plans have come to fruition, cook can do his own thing. He's got my vote.

56. Chuck007

Posts: 1420; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

If by change he mean lowering the attention span of nearly everyone and not preferring face to face communication then yeah, right on..

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Keep up the good Work Apple, plenty of people out there enjoy it. I've got a ton of crisp clear pic/video memories on my iPad & iPhone. My parents have gotten up in age, and I love that I'll always be able to see and hear them smiling, laughing, and being the amazing parents they've been. These amazing camera phones of all makes and models are a dream come true. I'm glad they were invented, and I love capturing life with them. Super small, super convenient, super fast, super clear, super is my 6 plus. Hope everyone enjoys their tech.

22. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I don't know who's more dumb or drunk here, Tim Cook or fantypes. Motorola, Nokia, Ericsson, and Sony all had cameras on select models before Apple even had a phone. Just like Apple put a payment on a rectangle on a napkin...

71. gaming64 unregistered

Nope just some Apple fans like me appreciating Tim Cook's work while insecure droids spread their B.S. On the comment section.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Cook must be high. There were plenty of phones with camera long before the iPhone. At least the one on my Motorola Razr V3 could record, it was also made of glass and metal and it used a micro SD card for mass storage. Even the first iPhone couldn't do what it did and it sold well over 50M. Apple didn't even break the 50M sells of one model until the iPhone 4. While Samsung broke 40M sales with the GS3 which was the 3rd model vs Apple which tool 4 models. The iPhone in my opinion has never had the best camera. My HTC Incredible with its dual led flash took clear pics in complete darkness inside.

30. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

You are too dumb to say that your HTC is better camera than the iPhone? HTC One M9 is the latest model but the 6months old iPhones steal the crown, LoL.

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I didnt say HTC had a better camera of every iPhone. But the HTC Droid Incredible 8MP camera was better than the one on the iPhone 4 IMO based on my usage. The iPhone took better daytime pics, but at night it didnt. I like the iPhone too, but dispute the things it could do, it was not the best I have ever owned. The best phone for me was my old Palm 700WX, which was a Windows a mobile phone. It had a touch display you just needed a pen. It was versatile and useful and had no gimmicks. It didn't have a fancy cpu otnfancy display. It was some and cool. Apple forced the market to stop milking us with lame upgrades to hardware and software. They pushed for better phones with better tech to be released. They pushed everyone to make that next evolutionary step which they were trying to move slowly too.

75. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Base on your statement in your last sentences that... "The iPhone in my opinion has never had the best camera. My HTC Incredible with its dual led flash took clear pics in complete darkness inside". Read some news about camera blind comparison and see yourself which is better camera the iPhone 6 or your HT, Lmao....

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I thought hey ho this article was about cell phone cameras, thanx for letting us know it's about 50M vs 40M sales. And you claim to be 46 huh? Hmmm...

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This article should get really interesting as the day goes by. I'll mos def be checking in.

13. Amiet

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Apple is just dumb blonde who know how to make money

48. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

you mean a blonde prostitute?

9. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hahahahahah I had a Nokia n95 with 5mp cam years before the iPhone had 5mp and that did all what the Apple ceo was on about, what a joke, the big problem is most of the USA had crap phones before the iPhone unlike Europe and so on

6. carlemillward unregistered

Why are they linking an iPhone's camera and criminal injustice together? Other cameras can do this too, or is this a preview of one of the 6S's cameras new features???

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!

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: 31796; 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: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


85. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; 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.

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