Tim Cook meets Pope

From William Gallagher's "Tim Cook granted special audience with Pope Francis" posted Monday on AppleInsider:

Pope Francis had a private meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, as the Apple executive European tour continues.

Cook's tour has so far seen him make unannounced stops in the UK, Germany, and in Italy where he was awarded an honorary degree. He has now visited Vatican City, where he has an audience with Pope Francis.

Pope Francis has famously warned against the dangers of becoming "a slave to your mobile phone." He also said in a 2015 Google Hangout that he did not know how to use a computer.

My take: Send that Pope an iPhone!

See also: Apple is richer than Italy

13 Comments

  1. Robert Stack said:
    Quite interesting as well considering the Catholic church’s strong stance against homosexuality and Tim’s being openly “out”. Says this former altar boy and non-practicing Catholic…

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  2. Romeo A Esparrago Jr said:
    Holy Smokes!

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  3. Lalit Jagtap said:
    This is the 2nd time Mr Cook met Pope, last time in 2016. God bless both of them, for showing the world to accept everyone.

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    • Robert Stack said:
      @Lalit: Upvoted – Amen to that! 🙂

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      • Fred Stein said:
        upvoted your upvote and Lalit.

        Pope Francis famously said on this topic, “Who am I to judge?” And the National Catholic Reporter quotes him amplifying later, “I am glad that we are talking about ‘homosexual people’ because before all else comes the individual person, in his wholeness and dignity,” he continues. “And people should not be defined only by their sexual tendencies: let us not forget that God loves all his creatures and we are destined to receive his infinite love.”

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  4. Steven Philips said:
    Should be Pope gets special audience with Tim Cook.

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  5. Bart Yee said:
    I’d like to think that Tim privately gave Pope Francis a new iPhone 14 Pro Max along with chargers, cords, cases and a personal tutorial or guide on how to use it. I’d love to see selfies with the Pope and his adoring crowds, or the quiet places that the Pope goes to for meditation or prayers.

    Believing in religion and God doesn’t necessarily exclude the fruits of labor or creativity of the people God created. IMO.

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    • Jonny T said:
      Especially that Lightning charger. Perhaps the Vatican can remove itself from the EU’s imbecility.

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      October 4, 2022
      • I think the EU closed the barn door after the iPhones got loose. Apple may do an end run around the port issue & the European Union by making an all wireless iPhone. Quite a few cars are coming with wireless charging pads, the RF hybrid cell currently in a Samsung remote control could pop up in iPhone 15 or 16. Consumers may be willing to forego cables by 2024. I dislike cables altogether.

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  6. John Butt said:
    Whoa, this looks like a farewell tour!!!

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  7. The September/October issue of Popular Mechanics has a guest editor, Tim Cook. It’s a fascinating issue and the extensive interview with Tim Cook is full of insights.

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    • Michael Goldfeder said:
      @Thomas Williams: Thank you for that information about the article. Tim Cook’s interview was very insightful. It’s folks like you and everyone else on this Apple 3.0 Platform who curate information about Apple that the CNBC and assorted talking heads will never provide or share.

      As an investor, this Platform and its members provide the best segue for Apple information available anywhere. Thank you again for your always informative posts and insights you provide! That goes for everyone else too!

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      • Thanks Michael. I’m still digesting everything Tim Cook shared and edited in that issue of Popular Mechanics. Like Tim, I read PM as young boy and continue to read most issues today. I provided no link because I read PM, The Economist and probably another $500 worth of magazine subscriptions at my local libraries, every place I’ve lived. Libraries in Europe and Asia even carry Popular Mechanics among many other US journals. Dad subscribed to Popular Mechanics for like $6/year! What a value, even in the 60s & 70s. He built several of the projects they proposed, to mixed results.

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