Apple CEO Meets Merkel and Image Editing

Update: Cook meets Merkel and visited photo editing

In Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has met with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert confirmed the conversation, without giving further details. Cook has since February 23, 2015 in Germany. He was first to the Swabian Apple suppliers soul driven, delivering huge panes of glass for the new headquarters of the group.

In Berlin, Cook visited the Apple store on Kurfurstendamm and the media group Axel Springer. PICTURE editor-in-Chief Kai Diekmann led Tim Cook among others through production space on the 16th floor of the Axel-Springer-Haus. Cook was impressed, let himself show historical front pages of image of the fall of the wall.

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Original article (24 February 2015): Apple’s Chairman visited Germany
Apple has paid 2014 about €2 billion to suppliers from Germany. Now CEO Tim Cook said during a visit in Germany. The iphone Group also announced the construction of two new data centers in Denmark and Ireland with investment of 1.7 billion euros. In the complex the data services for European Apple customers to run.

Cook visited glass specialists in Gersthofen
Cook visited in Gersthofen near Augsburg the glass specialist soul, whose subsidiary Sedak provides the front screens of the new Apple headquarters in Cupertino. The actual facade including the Sedak glass comes from the neighbouring Gundelfingen at the Danube from Swabian steel – and glass specialist Josef Gartner.

Soul was involved in the conception of the first Apple store in 2001 and has delivered for 70 of the shops worldwide glass stairs or facades. Without a soul, we have stores all over the world and our Apple campus design 2 not so can it have presented how we us, said Cook. The quality and the size (of the disc) is above all what ever was implemented all over the world. Soul is the best glass processing companies in the world. Nothing leaves this factory that is not perfect. German companies convinced Apple through engineering excellence and precision, Cook said. You can see it already from it, what we do with German companies, said the Apple boss.

Data centers in Denmark and Ireland
the investment in the first two European data centers but held outside Germany in Denmark and Ireland. In particular the prospect of a wholly-owned supply of the plants with green electricity played the decisive role in determining location, they said. The two new data centers in the County of Galway in Ireland and in the region of Central Jutland in Denmark operate entirely according to cooks with renewable energy. In the Apple’s cloud services to the including itunes and imessage Mac stores, as well as the services, maps and voice control Siri run for customers throughout Europe. (With the dpa material.)