Watch as President Obama gives Apple a shout out during the State of the Union

Watch as President Obama gives Apple a shout out during the State of the Union
President Barack Obama spoke to both sides of the aisle during Tuesday night's State of the Union address, and the subject of Apple came up. The quintessentially American corporation has a number of reasons for the president to single it out to Congress and the world-wide television audience. Whether you love or hate Apple, it still is an American company competing against a pair of Korean giants (Samsung and LG), a trio of Chinese upstarts (ZTE, Huawei and Lenovo), a company in Taiwan (HTC), Japan (Sony) and Finland (Nokia). Now when you're talking about platforms, it is a different story as Apple's iOS goes toe to toe with Google's Android. But we digress.

What has the president talking about Apple is the latter's decision to move some of its Mac production to the United States from overseas. And by the way, guess who is in the audience watching President Obama? Why it's none other than Apple CEO Tim Cook who managed to wrangle up a cheap seat from Bob Uecker was invited by the First Lady to see the State of the Union live. Maybe she was angling for a free Apple iPad.

The president has changed a lot since his first State of the Union when he had fewer grey hairs and was a BlackBerry man. Now, we're unsure which platform the president favors although he has been seen with an Apple iPad. Speaking of Apple, check out the 13 second video below which shows the president's comment about the iPhone manufacturer.

source: TUAW



1. idroidequis

Posts: 103; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Here comes that anti apple trolls.

4. fahqman

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

still waiting....................................... no one seem to care anymore.........

15. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

What type of person bags on the president and his wife?

45. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

what would you expect ? Obama giving a shout out to another country's company ? LOL

53. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

You're right: No one cares about Cr@pple.

73. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

nope could care less if TIM COOK is there. I doubt he can't even bring manufacturing jobs back here.

9. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Not sure where you've been for the last 4 f**king years but Apple has earned a lot of that hate.

44. idroidequis

Posts: 103; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Im not sure what they have personally done to you? But they havent hurt me or my loved ones so I have so reason to hate them. I mean sure they've made so dumb decision but in a world where there is so much hate. I cant justify hate a company that patens everything and sues other multibillion dollar companies. Your reasons for hating are ignorant. Your reasons of hating a company that has done no harm to you just makes me think how fragile and weak your tolerance is for this world we live.

17. faisolbauuz

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 05, 2013


25. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

yaaaawn....everyone who understands IT a little knows Apple is the past :)

28. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Why I can't play the video?? Hmmm.......

2. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Some powerful people right there.

40. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

And some terrible jokes. Bad journalism. Must be some blogger.

3. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012


5. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

I dont care :D

6. firelightx

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

Why is Motorola missing from that list?

12. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

Exactly. I can't wait til Motorola makes the next nexus. Then I can buy it without having any negative feelings whatsoever. Go Google and Motorola! And Microsoft and Nokia (close enough)!

54. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I was wondering the same thing. Maybe Motorola intimidates them ;-)

18. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Because Motorala is American company aswell.

66. TA-21

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

I think its a really selfish talk to a president to buy from American company no other companies from all over the world if they are better then that apphell. Mr. President forgot; Google is also an American company who owns about half profits of all smartphones and tablets devices because of King Android. There is no place for apphell and their iSh*t devices anymore. everyone can create anything what they want, this is us to choose witch one is the best. Now we prefer to use Android devices from that iSh*t things.

74. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

what do u expect from icongress? half the senators uses iPhone. Mr. President uses a BB only a few uses BB phone

75. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Because All Gore is on the board of directors of Apple, not Motorola.

7. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Is it 2016 yet? This clown is crushing our economy. Watch out Tim Cook he just wants your $$$.

11. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Watch it, apparently you will meet a lot of angry people should you criticize this president.

13. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Ill criticize Obama all day long. His support is sharply falling friend. He's spent 6 trillion dollars in 4 years to "reboot" the economy only for us to be back im a Recession, and our unemployment is still at the same level it was 4 years ago. Meanwhile the average U.S. household earns $2,000 less than it did 4 years ago and expenses on the rise. All the means when while my taxes went up (and im considered lower class), and he approved a pay raise for congress.. So don't tell me not to criticize the worst President we've had in my 26 years of life.

14. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

Obama isn't that great but nobody will take you seriously if you say he's worse than Bush. Seriously don't kid yourself.

19. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Let's look at the numbers.. Bush created less than $5 Trillion in debt which is awful. Meanwhile Obama created more than 6 trillion in debt in half the time. Bush cut taxes Obama raised taxes Average household earned $48,000 under Bush Average Household earns $46,000 under Obama Obama proposes minimum wage increases to $9.00/hr which will crush many companies not to mention set back those college students who earned their degrees to get better paying jobs. Don't be fooled. Bush was horrible but Obama has bankrupted us far too much. By the way the numbers I got were attributed by MSNBC which is very liberal ;-)

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 31629; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bush through his lies plunged this country into a hole that Obama is still trying to dig it out of.

58. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

@darkkjedii Obama spent 6 trillion to "dog us out" and yet we're no better off. Buddy... I don't know how you can possibly think he's digging us out with those kinds of results with the money spent. You can't even fathom what 6 trillion dollars can do...

64. chadrick0814 unregistered

$4 trillion of the $6.2 trillion is residual from things that weren't paid for before 2008. The Iraq War, Afghanistan War, Medicare Prescription Bill, were all bills passed in 2009 that were unfunded and passed through supplemental budgets and continues after 2009.

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