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Cecil Davis | 15 May, 2018, 23:04

The chief executive of Apple has urged President Trump to reconsider his threats to impose tariffs on Chinese products worth $150 billion.

Apple boss Tim Cook has revealed he criticised Donald Trump's approach to trade with China in a private meeting with the President last month. "Fearless like the women who say "me too" and 'time's up.' Women who pass light into dark places and move us into a just and equal worker".

During an interview with "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations", Cook said that he told Trump that he thought tariffs were the wrong way to deal with China. With a market value approaching $US1 trillion ($1.3 trillion), Apple is the world's largest technology company.

Cook's remarks came during an upcoming televised interview with Bloomberg Television, pieces of which were previewed today. Cook said. "Because Steve taught us that's how change happens, and from him I learned to never be content with the way that things are".

Cook also seemed to take a swipe at Facebook, which has endured a barrage of negative press following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, by saying that Apple rejects the idea that privacy and technological innovation are mutually exclusive.

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"If you can say, 'we do not take your data, ' there are going to be people who say they feel more comfortable going to Apple than Facebook", Cramer said. Apple chooses its products not to be customers, an opinion Cook emphasized again during Duke's graduation ceremony on Sunday. It's especially beneficial for Apple and other large US technology companies that have hundreds of billions of dollars held overseas and are now bringing that money back.

Apple Music's numbers continue to inch up.

Apple Music has passed the 50 million active user mark, just one month after it passed the 40 million user landmark.

Cook indicated that Apple will make a stronger push into streaming video and original TV shows and movies but declined to provide specifics.

"It's in those truly trying moments that the fearless inspire us", Cook said.