Apple CEO Tim Cook teased an announcement on Wednesday, and said that all those involved in the January 6 siege of the US Capitol “should be held accountable.”
Sat down with Apple CEO “CBS This Morning “announcement for host Gail King speaking about an unspecified company announcement. During an interview scheduled for January 13, however, King asked Cook about the Capitol’s storm.
“I think it’s important that people are held accountable for this,” Cook said. “It’s not something that should be skated. It’s something that we are very serious about and understand. And then we need to move on.”
Asked if President Donald Trump should be held responsible for his part in inciting the riot, Cook did not mention the president’s name but said that everyone involved should be held accountable.
“I think no one is above the law. I mean, that’s a great thing about our country, and we are a rule of law country,” Cook said. “I think anyone who has had a share should be held accountable.”
In the wake of the Capitol Hill attack, the app took steps to remove the conservative-leaning social media platform Parlar from the Apple Store as it could lead to violence.
The comments about the Capitol siege and President Trump were short snippets of a long interview that “CBS This Morning “is set for release on Wednesday. The previously scheduled interview was arranged for a different purpose, King said. Cook agreed to comment on the Capitol Hill situation.
It is unclear what the interview will be about, although King said it is an important company announcement. She said that it is not a new product, but “something bigger and better” which is “very exciting.” On Tuesday, the clip had some clues about the announcement, though the interview was with King himself speaking at Apple Park in an Apple store and Cook in Cupertino.
As far as announcements are pending, Apple has yet to introduce the App Tracking Transparency feature that promised it would arrive in early 2021. The fact that CES is going to be announced in mid-2021 may be of note, as Apple has taken to promote it privacy policies during annual technical demonstrations in the past.