Did you miss Tim Cook's ABC News interview? Watch the whole thing right here

Did you miss Tim Cook's ABC News interview? Watch the whole thing right here
As we told you yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke with ABC News for 30 minutes yesterday. The discussion centered on the court order issued by the government, requesting that Apple unlock the Apple iPhone 5c belonging to terrorist Syed Farook. Farook and his wife gunned down 14 people in a San Bernandino office building on December 2nd, and then were both gunned down by police in a subsequent shootout.

Cook told reporter David Muir that creating a unique version of iOS to unlock the specific phone at the center of this legal controversy is the "software equivalent of cancer." The executive added that devising an operating system that would unlock the phone is dangerous because once in the wrong hands, everyone with an iPhone could lose their privacy.

Apple's decision not to obey the court order, and the response from celebrities and politicians, has turned into fodder for the media. It also has become a political football with presidential hopefuls like Donald Trump blasting Apple for not unlocking Farook's phone. Yet, as we've pointed out, the government itself put Apple into this position by changing the Apple ID passcode of the device. Had the government not done that, Apple would have been able to turn over the information requested by the feds simply by backing up data into iCloud over a Wi-Fi network.

Regardless of what side you're on (and you don't have to be an Apple fanboy to think that the government has no business reaching into your phone), you can check out Apple CEO Tim Cook's comments about what has become the story found on newspaper front pages around the world. All you need to do is click on the video below.

source: ABCNews

Story timeline



1. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

shame on you pa! not funny at all!

3. Alan01

Posts: 623; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

I knew someone would think that. Sorry pal, I'm a supporter so that wasn't meant as an insult to Tim Cook. I've revised the headline so that no one gets the wrong idea. Regards, Alan F.

4. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Thanks for stepping up! Good job!

6. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Yes it is funny. Lmfao.

2. fyah_king unregistered

I thought it said, "Ms. Tim cook."lol

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Stand firm Cook.

7. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Cook get ready to get you're butt kicked. You can't save yourself, no matter who supports you. You are bound to oblige. Or-else Apple company collapses. Even the public is not supporting you.

8. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Tim's campy Cali accent is annoying as heck...If Sheldon Cooper got old, he'll speak EXACTLY like Tim

9. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He makes me sick with all his lying. They have the know how and technology to get in that phone. And the other phones they are talking about if they belonged to killers or drug dealers then they should get in those too.

10. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

I think you're a drug dealer because I said so, give me your phone and let me look through all of it, and I will find something that makes you guilty because I said so even if I have to put it there!

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.