Tim Cook invites Coast Guard Admiral Karl Shultz to Apple Park

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Apple CEO Tim Cook met with U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz at Apple Park on Thursday, where the two discussed a range of topics including similarities in their seemingly disparate jobs.

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Source: Admiral Karl Shultz via Twitter

Schultz posted a photo of his time with Cook to Twitter, saying the two shared "ideas, perspectives, & experiences" during what appears to be a brief meeting.

The image shows Schultz and Cook talking next to a top-floor window that overlooks the courtyard of Apple Park's main "spaceship" building. While unconfirmed, the location could be close to Cook's personal office or near an executive conference room.

Schultz's account of the meeting does not reveal much about what was discussed.

"Our industries are different, but our purpose is similar - do the best for our people, provide the highest level of service possible, & make a positive impact in the world. Honored to meet w/@Apple CEO, @tim_cook, to share ideas, perspectives, & experiences. Thank you, Sir!" Shultz's tweet reads.

Apple has a working relationship with the Coast Guard, as the military branch employed iPads as part of relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Nearly two dozen helicopters were specially equipped with the tablet to help coordinate search and rescue teams in and around Texas.

In 2016, Apple assisted Coast Guard efforts to locate a pair of teens lost at sea by extracting data from an iPhone found on their boat, which was discovered drifting off of Bermuda some eight months after their disappearance. Unfortunately, the company's specialists were unable to access the weatherbeaten device.


  • Reply 1 of 6
    FolioFolio Posts: 698member
    Are those courtyard tracks from runners testing Watch or Robots from Project Titan?
  • Reply 2 of 6
    chasmchasm Posts: 3,060member
    Very cool! Nice to see two people who's mission is excellence comparing notes!
  • Reply 3 of 6
    Tim is a class act! :)

  • Reply 4 of 6
    mobirdmobird Posts: 746member
    They sure did go all out on the interior landscaping on the C-suite level at Park utilizing a artificial silk plant. I guess it has something to do with the Jony Ive minimalist approach and why we didn't see much of Ive for the past few years. The plant cost in excess of $1,000.00 I'm sure as it was sourced from a renewable silk farm... ;)

    On a more serious note -
    Thank you for your service Admiral Karl Schultz.
    edited August 2019
  • Reply 5 of 6
    dstranathandstranathan Posts: 1,717member
    Self-driving missiles? 
  • Reply 6 of 6
    I would like to see more photos from the inside. Nice view. :)
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