The Bloomberg interview also discusses Cook's recent interactions with the Trump administration, noting that he "criticized Donald Trump's approach to trade with China in a recent White House meeting, while urging the president to address the legal status of immigrants known as Dreamers".
According to Bloomberg, Cook said his message during the meeting focused on how trade with China is important and that cooperation between China and the US could enhance the economies of both countries.More news: Germany announce preliminary 35-man squad
Speaking at Duke University in North Carolina on Sunday, Cook made the case for Apple's "respectful" position on user information just weeks after Facebook was at the center of a global storm over a data breach that affected 87 million users.
"When you say we, as an organization, take privacy very seriously, it is an effective recruiting tool and one to gain a competitive advantage" for a younger audience, says Rashmi Knowles, field Chief Technology Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa at RSA Security.
Apple generated $35 billion in revenue from the Americas in the most recent holiday quarter, while sales in China reached nearly $18 billion.More news: Andrew McCutchen gets standing ovation, MVP chants in return to Pittsburgh
'And no generation has a chance to change things faster than yours can'. "Dare to think different." said Cook to the graduates. Apple acquired the venture in 2014 and turned the streaming operation into Apple Music, while keeping the Beats device brand.
According to Cook, Apple Music has reached the 50 million subscriber mark when paid memberships and trials are combined, up from the 40 million paid member number Apple disclosed in April.
The figure is most likely around 42 million monthly paying subscribers, and around 8 million people now listening to Apple Music on a try-before-you-buy trial basis. "But it's clearly an area of interest".More news: MI5 chief criticises Russian Federation over Salisbury poisoning