Apple's Tim Cook makes surprise stops at stores in Paris, Marseilles

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Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday made unexpected visits to two French Apple stores on Sunday, namely the Terrasses du Port outlet in the southern city of Marseilles, and the Carrousel du Louvre location in Paris.




Neither workers nor shoppers were prepared for the Marseilles visit, according to iPhon.fr. Cook is said to have stayed for about 30 minutes, was spotted talking with people and posing for photos.

The CEO himself posted about the visit on Twitter, including a photo with store staff. "Delighted to be back in France to meet our talented team in Marseille," a translation of his post reads.

Ravi d'?tre de nouveau en France et de rencontrer notre talentueuse ?quipe ? Marseille. ???? pic.twitter.com/ihJusWQP2o

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook)


The Paris visit was similar, and captured by people on Twitter. It's likely that Cook took a private jet to reach both locations, since the two cities are on nearly opposite sides of the country. It's unknown if he had any further agenda.

.@tim_cook welcome @ Apple Carousel du Louvre ! pic.twitter.com/5iBBw2lTCp

— iBao (@iBao)


Also unknown is whether Cook brought any extra security for his trip. Only two days ago, an Egyptian man with two machetes attacked soldiers at the Louvre, and was shot and wounded before being arrested.

While France is an important market for Apple, the company typically doesn't put special emphasis on the region. Apple is believed to be establishing a research center in the city of Grenoble, dedicated to image sensor technology for future Apple devices.

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 4,556member
    The terror-baiting in this article is painfully transparent because it reads like it was dropped in from a great height without any thought given to relevance or context.  Quite poor in my opinion. 
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    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,794member
    Rayz2016 said:
    The terror-baiting in this article is painfully transparent because it reads like it was dropped in from a great height without any thought given to relevance or context.  Quite poor in my opinion. 
    Due to the political nature of this article, all comments have been disabled and the forum thread closed. Feel free to visit our Political Outsider forum to discuss this and other political topics.

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  • Reply 3 of 3
    It's Marseille. No "s" at the end. Tim Cook spelled it correctly. Thank you.
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