Podcast with Apple CEO Tim Cook: Does Apple use child labor, Screen Time - a feature he uses himself, personal life details
Interesting facts about the CEO and the life of the company
In a recent podcast by pop singer Dua Lipa, Apple CEO Tim Cook answered some provocative questions.
One of the questions concerned the use of child labor, which is still a major global problem. Tim Cook assured Dua Lipa that children do not mine cobalt in the Congo when she asked: "I'm wondering, my new iPhone 15...can you guarantee that the cobalt in this phone was not mined with child labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ?"
In general, as the CEO of Apple says, the company is focusing on using recycled materials for its devices. We could see this at the presentation of the iPhone 15 series.
There was a question for Tim Cook about the excessive use of smartphones, especially among young people. Tim Cook agreed that some people need to be more moderate when using their smartphones, which is why Apple created Screen Time. "The 'aha' moment for me was how many notifications I get in a day," he said.
He then added: "But for those products that we still extract, for some of our other products, we have an intensive level of traceability in our supply chain all the way to the mine and the smelter to make sure that there is no child labor involved."
We could also learn more about Tim Cook as a person from the podcast. The executive spoke about his personal life, career at Apple, philanthropy, the environment and much more.
Tim shared some details about his personal life and childhood - Cook revealed that he always wanted to have a good job because he came from a humble family. He said that as a teenager, he delivered newspapers in his neighborhood in the middle of the night and worked as a burger flipper to save money for college.
After graduating from university, he worked for 12 years at IBM, and then in 1998 he joined Apple. When asked about Steve Jobs, Cook replied that "Steve was the original" and that only he could have created Apple. The executive also said that "if Steve was alive, he would still be CEO."
Source: BBC Sounds