Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Orders His Team to Use Only Android Phones
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has ordered all of his core management team to ditch the iPhone and use Android.
In a report by The Verge, the young billionaire made his team to only use Android phones, leading many to speculate that this may be due to Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, asinine comment back in March.
To refresh your memory, during the height of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it was found out that the data company have accessed thousands of users via the social media platform. This prompted law makers to summon Zuckerberg in the senate to be questioned regarding Facebook’s privacy vulnerability.
Back in March, Cook was asked on what would he do, if he were in Zuckerberg’s position, wherein he offered a brutal response.
Cook said, “I wouldn’t be in this situation,” citing that Apple always valued the privacy of its users. Zuckerberg of course, retaliated and gave out a statement regarding Cook’s jab at him and his company.
During an interview with Recode, Zuckerberg responded to Cook’s comments and retorted that he found Apple’s comment to be “extremely glib.” To put more weight in his retort, he further added that, “I think it’s important that we don’t all get Stockholm syndrome and let the companies that work hard to charge you more convince you that they actually care more about you. Because that sounds ridiculous to me.”
This comment is an obvious jab to Apple’s practice of removing valuable built-in features to its devices such as an AUX and USB port, then charging significant amounts for ports and adapters.
The argument between the two CEOs has reached a whole new level, when it was reported that Zuckerberg has now ordered his team to use Android phones.
However, sources said that several Facebook executives seemed to be using iPhones still, so it is a possibility that this order from Zuckerberg was not strictly enforced.