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Apple CEO Tim Cook Rejects Charges of Apple Being ‘a Monopoly’

However, he expressed a strong disagreement with calls by some politicians in Washington that tech giants like Apple should be broken up

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an event to announce new products, Oct. 30, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. VOA

Apple CEO Tim Cook has rejected the allegation that Apple was “a monopoly” that should be broken up along with other US tech giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook.

In an interview to CBS News, Cook said that though Apple was big in size and government scrutiny was “fair,” he would not agree with the argument that his company was a monopoly, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

“I don’t think anybody reasonable is going to come to the conclusion that Apple’s a monopoly… Our share is much more modest. We don’t have a dominant position in any market,” he said.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new Apple iPhones and other products at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products in Cupertino, California. VOA

The Apple CEO agreed that the government scrutiny of big tech companies was fair. “We should be scrutinised.”

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However, he expressed a strong disagreement with calls by some politicians in Washington that tech giants like Apple should be broken up.

Over the past few days, media reports said the US authorities are mulling an antitrust probe into big tech companies for a wide range of issues, such as fake news, the policy of user privacy, their monopolised shares on advertising market and foreign influence in US political affairs via social media platforms. (IANS)

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Tech Giant Apple to Launch 16-inch MacBook Pro in September

Kuo has also previously claimed that two new iPad Pro models will enter mass production between the fourth quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020

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Apple is all set to launch its 16-inch MacBook Pro in September this year, media reported on Monday.

“We foresee that Apple will release a new product in September 2019 Apple event if there’s no unexpected development issue,” said Jeff Lin, Associate Director of Consumer Electronics at IHS Markit, reported The Verge.

The upcoming MacBook Pro is said to feature an LCD panel from LG display with a resolution of 3072 x 1920, which is better then the current high-end model’s 15.4-inch 2880×1800 display.

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FILE – Apple’s App Store app is seen in Baltimore, MD., March 19, 2018. VOA

In an earlier report, famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo spoke about the launch of new Apple devices.

Kuo stated that the company might launch a new iPad with 10 or 12-inch screen in late 2020 or early 2021 and a MacBook with 15 to 17-inch screen size in the first half of 2021 equipped with mini-LED panels.

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Kuo has also previously claimed that two new iPad Pro models will enter mass production between the fourth quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020. (IANS)