Apple CEO Tim Cook has had a busy few months, meeting first with new U.S. President Donald Trump and now traveling “across the pond” to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May and London Mayor Saqib Khan.
Apple CEO seen entering Downing Street
Business Insider’s James Cook tweeted that he saw Cook entering 10 Downing Street, the seat of the U.K. government. He also received a statement from the spokesperson for the prime minister regarding her meeting with the Apple chief.
Statement from the prime minister’s spokesperson about her meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook this morning: pic.twitter.com/LiO7AclTKe
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What Cook and May discussed
It’s unclear what all Cook and May talked about, although they did reportedly discuss Brexit, a recent Apple investment in the U.K., and “the importance of government and business on digital skills.” The Apple investment is believed to be the plan to consolidate some of its U.K. locations and move its London headquarters into the city’s former Battersea Power Station. The iPhone maker announced in September that it had secured space in the mixed-use building. The structure is expected to open back up in 2021.
On the topic of government, business and digital skills, the U.K. Prime Minister expects them to be a big part of “the future industry.” Apple Insider suggests that Brexit emerged as a topic because of how it might affect Apple’s U.K. profits, operations and abilities to move workers throughout Europe.
Cook also meets with London’s mayor
Apple’s Tim Cook tweeted today that he also met with London’s mayor to discuss the iPhone maker’s future in the city and also the U.K. in general.
The executive also went to Woodberry Down Primary School, possibly to promote the company’s educational apps like iTunes U and Classroom and deals for distribution and support for iPads and Macs. He’s reportedly been traveling through Europe all of this week. He started in France where he stopped at some stores and various areas before moving on to Germany and then to Scotland where he received an honorary degree.