Tags: apple | tim cook | wearable | tech

Apple's Tim Cook Talks Wearable Tech, as in Google Glass (video)

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 02:15 PM

By Megan Anderle

Though Apple CEO Tim Cook was tight-lipped about new products and iOS updates Tuesday night at the All Things Digital tech conference, he discussed wearable technology, including his thoughts on Google Glass, and made some allusions about where the company is headed.

Cook, who rarely speaks at events, attended the exclusive event in Rancho Palos Verdes, sitting alongside Wall Street Journal journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.

The interview ran about an hour and much of the conversation focused on wearable technology, with Cook alluding to Apple's rumored iWatch.

Urgent: Is Obama Telling the Truth on IRS, Benghazi Scandals?


Here are some highlights from the interview:


  • On Google Glass and why he doesn't feel threatened: "I think in terms of glasses, I wear glasses because I have to. I can’t see without them. So I kind of have that problem. I don’t know a lot of people who wear them who don’t have to. People who do wear them generally want them to be light, to be unobtrusive. They probably want them to reflect their fashion, their style and so forth. And so I think from a mainstream point of view, this is difficult, this is difficult to see.

     
  • Apple partnered with Nike to create the Nike+ FuelBand, which is integrated with iOS, and tracks users' daily exercise.
  •  

  • On why Nike+ FuelBand is a better wearable technology; a possible allusion to the iWatch: "I think the wrist is interesting. I’m wearing this [FuelBand] on my wrist. It’s somewhat natural. I think for something to work here, you first have to convince people it's so incredible that they want to wear it."
  •  

  • Another noteworthy moment in the interview was the announcement that Apple has hired Lisa Jackson, the former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to oversee Apple's environmental work from product to policy. Cook said she will report directly to him.
  •  

  • Cook also revealed that last year, Apple bought a company every two to three months. In its current fiscal year, which started in October, it has picked up the pace, acquiring nine companies. Apple hasn't disclosed those acquisitions.
  •  

  • “I think, if anything, we would do more of that in the future,” he added. “We’re not currently looking at a big one, but we’re not opposed to doing that, if it makes sense.”
  •  

Here's what people are saying:

 








Urgent:
Is Obamacare Hurting Your Wallet? Vote in Poll

Related stories:

iPhone 5S Rumor: Newest Apple Smartphone Has Super Retina Display




© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Kentucky Senator Brandon Smith Wants Out of DUI With Immunity Law

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 19:20 PM

Kentucky state Senator Brandon Smith, arrested earlier this month on a DUI charge, is making an effort to get the charge . . .

School Bus Pentagram? Woman Outraged Over Satanic Brake Light Symbol

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 18:53 PM

A Tennessee woman is outraged after spotting what she says is a satanic pentagram formed by the brake lights on a school . . .

Rapper Tiny Doo May Face Long Jail Sentence Over Lyrics

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 18:10 PM

San Diego rapper Tiny Doo is facing a possible 25-year prison sentence for his violent song lyrics under a little-known  . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved