Apple CEO Tim Cook took home $15.7 mn in 2018

Apple has a big new product coming this year - but it might not be what you expect

Tim Cook makes 300 times more than average Apple employee – company’s filing

The package included $3 million in base salary, $12 million in incentives awarded for performance and another $682,000 as "Other Compensation" (like personal security services and use of a private aircraft), the Cupertino-based company said in its filing late Tuesday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the fiscal year that ended on September 30.

"Look, the truth is, we haven't been in any settlement discussions with them since the third calendar quarter of previous year".

He noted that a trade agreement between the United States and China "clearly will be good not only for us" but "more about the world in general".

The Apple boss put particular emphasis on healthcare. "We're democratizing it. We're taking what has been with the institutions and empowering the individual to manage their health".

"We're just at the front end of this", Cook said.

Cool also spoke about Apple's current interest in the world of healthcare, saying that he expects health initiatives to be Apple's "greatest contribution to mankind".

Mourinho free to return to Real
Mourinho has also been linked with a return to Real Madrid , but did not comment on the rumours linking him with Los Blancos. Reports in Portugal last week stated that the Lisbon club were keen on offering Mourinho a return to management.

The interview came in the wake of Apple's recent revenue miss.

"My honest opinion is that there is a culture of innovation in Apple and that culture of innovation combined with these incredible, loyal customers, happy customers, this ecosystem, this virtuous ecosystem, is something that is probably underappreciated", Mr Cook said. He explained that while some analysts "believe the most important metric is how many iPhones are sold in a given 90-day period or what the revenues is".

In his letter to investors, Cook blamed much of the shortfall on China, where the company underestimated a decelerating economy.

People walk by a video display promoting 5G connectivity at the Qualcomm booth during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, US January 8, 2019.

The interview then touched on Apple's legal battle with Qualcomm.

However, Cook didn't reveal any specifics and left space for speculation but if the leaked reports are to be taken into consideration, he's definitely talking about the TV services. He said that they had held no such discussions since the third quarter calendar quarter of 2018. The chipmaker issued a statement that said the comers were "misleading and appear to be a deliberately timed attempt to tarnish our company's reputation".

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