Apple CEO Tim Cook shares photos from MIT tour ahead of commencement speech

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Apple chief Tim Cook on Thursday shared photos from a tour of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he's scheduled to deliver a commencement address on Friday.




The tour included meeting with students and faculty "finding new ways to tackle the world's biggest challenges," Cook said on Twitter. The executive didn't mention any other details, but the photos -- taken by another person -- also feature conspicuous product placement, such as an iPhone and a MacBook.

Tomorrow's speech was first announced in December. "Apple stands at the intersection of liberal arts and technology, and we're proud to have many outstanding MIT graduates on our team," Cook said in a statement at the time.

So impressed by @MIT students & faculty who are finding new ways to tackle the world's biggest challenges. Thanks for sharing your work! pic.twitter.com/6Fx5t7ePr4

-- Tim Cook (@tim_cook)


Apple's executives have delivered several commencement speeches in the past. In 2015 Cook presented one at George Washington University, and in 2005, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs delivered a famous address at Stanford. In fact Cook presented an address at one his alma maters, Auburn University, as far back as 1998 -- not long after joining Apple as a senior VP of worldwide operations.

June could prove to be an especially busy month. On top of Monday's WWDC 2017 keynote, media interviews, and his trip to Massachusetts, Cook may be set to attend a White House summit on June 19, hosted by President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    bestkeptsecretbestkeptsecret Posts: 3,963member
    I thought this thread was closed owing to the political nature of the topic...
  • Reply 2 of 4
    kevin keekevin kee Posts: 1,291member





    The tour included meeting with students and faculty "finding new ways to tackle the world's biggest challenges," Cook said on Twitter. The executive didn't mention any other details, but the photos -- taken by another person -- also feature conspicuous product placement, such as an iPhone and a MacBook.

    :smile:  Did we expect Samsung Galaxy and Microsoft Surface on the table with CEO of Apple behind in the pic?
  • Reply 3 of 4
    spice-boyspice-boy Posts: 1,430member
    I wish Tim would not make such political moves such as visiting one of the best colleges for science in the country. acknowledging science may actually be a real thing is putting Apple at great financial risk. Nothing is more politically dangerous than being a "science affirmer". 
  • Reply 4 of 4
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 6,105administrator
    I thought this thread was closed owing to the political nature of the topic...
    Not at present, but it could get there depending on how the conversation goes.

    Up to you guys, really.
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