Watch as the president gives Tim Cook a new name (Video)



When you think about Apple the company (as opposed to Apple products), you think about Tim Cook. After all, he has run the company ever since the late Steve Jobs stepped down for health reasons back in 2011. That means for nearly eight years Cook has been the face behind Apple. Under his regime Apple increased the screen size of the iPhone from the 4-inch display found on the iPhone 4s, to the 6.4-inch screen belonging to the iPhone XS Max. The executive oversaw the creation and launch of the iPad Pro, and the most popular smartwatch in the world, the Apple Watch.  On Cook's beat, Apple created one of its most popular accessories, the wireless AirPods.

Admittedly, Steve Jobs left big shoes to fill, and his replacement was sure to be scrutinized by the media, consumers, investors and Apple fans. Considering the circumstances at the time of his ascension, many would say that Cook has done a fantastic job. After all, from the day he took over to today, Apple's shares have risen nearly five-fold.

As noted by The Guardian and CNET, yesterday Cook found himself sitting right next to President Trump during a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory. It is not a criticism of Trump when we point out that he does have trouble remembering names; after all, the leader of the free world certainly has a lot on his mind. And perhaps, like many of us, when he thinks of Apple, Tim Cook comes to mind and vice versa. When introducing the Apple CEO during the Advisory meeting yesterday, Trump referred to the Apple CEO as Tim Apple.


Trump has had a hot-cold relationship with Apple and Cook dating back to Apple's reluctance to unlock the Apple iPhone 5c that belonged to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. Back then, Trump called for a boycott of Apple products and said that he had already stopped using his iPhone. A number of times Trump also criticized the company for producing its devices overseas. That led to a bizarre announcement from the president in July 2017, when he said that Apple would build three big plants in the U.S. Trump said that Cook had called him to say that Apple was going ahead with the construction of the factories. There is one problem; Apple said that the call never happened.

The president obviously feels at home on an Apple iPhone. He sports two of them, one of which he uses for phone calls only. The other one is used to type out the numerous tweets sent out by the president daily.

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43 Comments

1. Ikechukwu

Posts: 246; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Who said Tim Apple? Trump USA

9. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Trump Russia or Trump Saudi Arabia*

31. warrenellis93

Posts: 527; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Hillary russia, hillary saudi arabia, obama iran?

34. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The iPhone 4s had a 3.5" display, and not a 4" display. You would have thought Alan would have got that piece of information correct. The iPhone 5 had a 4" display, and it came out a year after Tim took over Apple.

39. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What are fake scandals made up by the right wing media. I'll take deflection for $400.

32. cncrim

Posts: 1558; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Trump Conartist.

44. Mike88

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

Tim LGBT?

2. whatev

Posts: 2115; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

He’s done the same to others lmao

3. dumpster666

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

we all know he's...."not that smart" ... but there is no need for a tech site to get political....

11. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Total agree There is nothing tech about it.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The CEO of the most prominent tech company in modern history just had his name fumbled by the biggest buffoon to ever take office. I’d say that totally has something to do with tech... whether Trump supporters like it or not.

35. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why not call Alan a buffoon as well. This is suppose to be a tech site. Besides Alan said the iPhone 4s had a 4" screen. But it actually had a 3.5" screen. He should have on an that. Last time I looked, this site was called PhoneArena. Not political this or that, or people magazine. Let's get real here, Apple news is real slow these days. When your a company that is not pumps out 3 phones a year. Then you will look crap to report, like Alan does. So Apple love tech writers like Alan have to try and keep Apple's name in the public's eye. But at the end of the day, this type of reporting should not be on a site like PhoneArena.

40. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Alan doesn't make policy that affects us all or have his finger on the nuclear button.

36. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Not a Dump supporter at all, can't stand the guy, but this has nothing to do with tech just because he didn't say Cooks name right.

4. TechNeck

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

This is honestly disappointing. Sometimes i just wonder about his mental capacity.

13. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No need to wonder. It's poor.

16. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Poor is an understatement. Try nonexistent or impaired.

5. Ghost04

Posts: 515; Member since: May 03, 2014

I think he wanted to say "team Apple" .

8. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Nah, based on his history of forgetting names, he most definitely was talking about Tim.

6. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You can see how Tim Apple was uncomfortable while sitting next to Donald J Collusion and Ivanka The Hot Daughter.

30. Vogue1985

Posts: 363; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

He should have known that a stint like was coming, to grab the headlines and distract from more important issues.

7. LawnBoy

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

I know. A multi billionaire who defeated the crooked Clinton machine and has undone all the damage Barack Hussein Bathhouse Obama did. Yep, he is a moron.

12. someguy2261

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Who are you talking about??? I know it's not Trump cause he did not undo anything , and he's not a billionaire that's why nobody seen his taxes , he added to Obama's failed policies and the only thing he made greater is the deficit. And the country is still going to recession. He's next slogan is going to be "Make the deficit Greater again". Lol

14. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

A Russian asset that defeated Clinton, and has accomplished nothing in our country's interest.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes he is a moron. Have you not been following him? He’s an uber idiot.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think you shoulda thought that post through a little more, before posting.

10. rouyal

Posts: 1564; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Hahaha! Love this guy!

19. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Tim Cook Changes Twitter Name to 'Tim Apple' After President Trump's Name Flub" Haha good one!

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The more I watch that clip, the more of a liar Dump becomes. When the hell does his heart expire anyway?

23. Vancetastic

Posts: 746; Member since: May 17, 2017

I don’t think he has one.

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