Apple's Cook optimistic about US, China trade deal

Business | Politics | Technology 1/9/2019, 3:54 AM
Apple's Cook optimistic about US, China trade deal

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the trade war between the United States and China put additional pressure on China's economy and created a "sharp downturn" but that he believes the issue will be temporary.

In an interview with CNBC, Cook said that a trade agreement would be "in both countries' best interests" and that he is "very optimistic that this will happen." "The world needs a strong US and -- China economy for the world economy to be strong," Cook said.

Cook also said that Apple is about "making the best product that enriches people's lives" and added that the company will announce new additions to its services, mostly in the area of healthcare, an area it has invested in for years. "I believe, if you zoom out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, 'What was Apple's greatest contribution to mankind?' it will be about health," Cook said.

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