The New York Times on Wednesday said that “after Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, quipped in an interview that his company did not traffic in personal data, Mr. Zuckerberg ordered his management team to use only Android phones”.
In a statement on Thursday, Facebook said Zuckerberg’s disagreement with Cook is only over the business model.”Tim Cook has consistently criticized our business model and Mark has been equally clear he disagrees. So there’s been no need to employ anyone else to do this for us,” Facebook said.
“And we’ve long encouraged our employees and executives to use Android because it is the most popular operating system in the world,” the social networking giant added.
The Apple CEO was asked how he would handle the crisis Facebook is facing.”I wouldn’t be in this situation,” he said.”The truth is, we could make a ton of money if we monetized our customer… If our customer was our product,…
Zuckerberg said that Facebook remains free to use because it’s focused on connecting people and many people can’t afford to pay, therefore, “having an advertising-supported model is the only rational model that can support building this service to reach people”.