Apple CEO Tim Cook provided a tearful tribute to the victims of the Orlando terror attack Monday, calling it a "senseless, unconscionable act of terrorism and hate."
Cook opened his presentation at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference
by addressing the tragedy.
"I'd like to take a moment to talk about the tragedy that occurred yesterday in Orlando, Florida," Cook said. "We offer our deepest sympathies to everyone whose lives were touched by this violence. It was a senseless, unconscionable act of terrorism and hate aimed at dividing and destroying.
"The Apple community is made up of people from all around the world. From all different backgrounds and all different points of view. We celebrate our diversity. We know that it makes us stronger and moves everyone forward. Please rise and join us in a moment of silence to honor the victims and the people who loved them."
A 20-second moment of silence followed, during which Cook, who is gay, appeared to wipe a tear from his eye. He broke the silence by thanking the audience. Those in attendance gave him a round of applause.
Cook mentioned Sunday morning's terror attack, which claimed the lives of 49 people allegedly at the hands of a man with suspected ties to radical Islam, on his Twitter account Sunday.
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