At the company’s annual general meeting today, Cook said, “The idea that someone has built this enormous, detailed profile of you and of everybody in this room and then takes that detailed profile to … stir the pot, this is offensive to us.” He went on saying, “We think that it’s just wrong to do, and it should not exist.”
“We don’t have to look very far,” Cook added. Although the Apple CEO did not mention any name, the fingers pointed right at Facebook given the fact that Apple Headquarter is not that far from that of the Zuckerberg led company.
Aside from launching stern verbal attacks on Facebook, Apple also walked the walk and banned Facebook from internal iOS apps.
The dispute between the two tech giant, however, is not new. It all started back in 2014 when Tim Cook first questioned the principles of free services, particularly that of Facebook and since then the exchange of words continued which eventually led to Zuckerberg blocking the use of iPhone from Facebook campus.
Apple’s sharp dig at Facebook comes at a time when the former has registered a domain named PrivacyIsImportant.com and also rumored to be launching a video streaming subscription service along with newspaper and magazine subscription.