Tim Cook, on ABC & # 39; s Good morning America On Tuesday, the iPhone demonstrated XS and XS Max, while the questions from Twitter were answered the day before. Roberts began the interview with questions about the trade wars, and the announcement of Monday of new tariffs for goods from China. Cook appeared live in ABC's studio in Times Square in New York.
"The iPhone is assembled in China, but the parts come from everywhere, including the United States," said Cook. "The glass comes from Kentucky, there are chips coming from the US and of course the research and development in the United States is done, so I do not want to speak for them, but I think they looked like that and said it was not it's really great for the United States to set a rate on that type of product. "
"I am optimistic," Cook said about the chance to avoid retaliation from China. "Trade is one of those things where it is not a zero-sum game … I am optimistic that the two countries will solve this and life will continue."
Roberts also asked Cook what responsibility he now has, that Apple has become the first billion-dollar company in the US.
"From my point of view, Apple could only have been made in America, we are a deep American company," said Cook, "so we feel very responsible to help our country." He also spoke about Apple's job creation, his plans to "open facilities in all kinds of places", as well as the company's efforts to encourage all students to learn coding.
Roberts also asked about the high costs of iPhones and whether customers are being priced.
"We want to make an iPhone for everyone," said Cook, reminding Roberts of the cheaper older models that remain available. "The way most people pay for it is that they do a deal with a courier and they pay so much per month, so if you look, even the phone that costs more than a thousand dollars, most people pay $ 30 a month, and so it's about a dollar a day. "He added that the iPhone replaced the digital camera, the video camera, the digital music player and other products that previously required a separate purchase.
"It's not about selling the most, but it's never about selling the most, it's always about selling the best," Cook said, repeating previous comments on the subject.
With regard to Apple, Cook talked about some of the latest about Apple warning users of heart problems before discussing the new ECG capabilities on the Apple Series 4. He also told Roberts about the portrait video function and Memojis, although during the demo the Memoji from Cook's head went briefly on Roberts' body. The show had plagued the segment with Memojis from both Roberts and Cook.
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Cook was in New York on Monday when he visited the Apple Store in Soho.