Posts Tagged ‘Tim Cook’
Siri on the iPhone 4S may be highly popular in the US, but still fails to show its full potential in the UK. It fails to understand regional accents and it takes a while for the virtual personal assistant to provide more information on local businesses. More often than not, it fails to lookup businesses in the UK.
In an interview with All Things D, Apple’s current CEO, Tim Cook, dismissed the criticism and claims Siri on the iPhone 4’s successor has “unbelievable” potential. He also promised that improvements to Siri are coming.
Cook said, “I think you’re going to be pleased with where we’re taking Siri. We’re doubling down on it.”
Do you think improvements to Siri on the iPhone 4S will make more usable in the UK? Give us your thoughts.
According to Fortune Magazine, Apple employees say that Tim Cook was a nicer CEO compared to the late Steve Jobs. Cook would regularly have lunch with random employees. He would also meet with investors, which is something Jobs hated to do.
The Fortune article states, “In general, Apple has become slightly more open and considerably more corporate. In some cases Cook is taking action that Apple sorely needed and employees badly wanted. It’s almost as if he is working his way through a to-do list of long overdue repairs the previous occupant (Jobs) refused to address for no reason other than obstinacy.”
If you were thinking Cook would never fill in Jobs’ shoes, think again. According to the article, Cook is well liked, composed, and focused on business. It also says that Apple employees prefer the current Apple CEO’s personality, since the man takes the time to have lunch with random employees at the iPad and iPhone maker’s HQ. Jobs, on the other hand, preferred to eat alone with Ives.
The story also includes comments from an anonymous “influential tech company” CEO, who depicted Cook as “down to earth, noncorporate, detail-oriented, and disarming”.
The anonymous CEO adds, “He’s casual, grounded, and easy to talk to,’ they said. ‘I forgot he’s the CEO of Apple. And that was not my experience with Jobs.”
The BBC reports that settlement talks between Samsung and Apple have begun. These talks could potentially put an end to the ongoing patent wars between the two.
Apple has accused Samsung of copying the iPhone and iPad with devices like the Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The two have waged legal battles against each other in countries around the world. To try and put an end to the animosity between the two, a US judge has ordered the companies’ head honchos to meet and talk.
Tim Cook will sit down and talk with Geesung Choi, Samsung’s digital media boss, and JK Shin, Samsung’s mobile division head.
Shin told Reuters, “There is still a big gap in the patent war with Apple, but we still have several negotiation options, including cross-licensing.”
Do you think these talks help Samsung and Apple resolve their differences, or do you think the legal battles between the two will rage on? Share your opinion through a comment.