Ahead of Apple’s 31st annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference Monday, the tech giant’s CEO spoke about the role smartphone cameras play in helping to advance social progress.
In an interview with CBS News, which aired Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke with “60 Minutes” correspondent John Dickerson about how a phone’s camera recorded the death of George Floyd.
“If you look back in time, some of the most dramatic societal changes have occurred because someone captured video. This is true about things that happened in Birmingham; it was true about things that happened in Selma,” Cook said. “The thing that has changed, though, and we’re very proud of this, is that we put a camera in everybody’s pocket.”
Cook said with the recordings, “it becomes much tougher as a society, I believe, to convince themselves that it didn’t happen, or that it happened in a different manner or whatever it might be.”…Read more>>