Tim Cook welcomes Biden immigration policy

Ruben Fields
January 24, 2021

The site has been a partner of the giant since 2013 and has already produced previous models of the Mac Pro, but it became wholly Apple's years later.

As one of his first official acts, President Biden extended the DACA programme and also lifted the entry ban from seven countries with a predominantly Muslim population, whereupon Apple CEO Tim Cook immediately made a statement, reported by The Verge. The value of the gift was recorded as $5,999, meaning that it was a base model Mac Pro and most likely given to the former President as a symbolic gift celebrating Apple's manufacturing of the Mac Pro in the United States. "It sort of helps people make a decision to come in", Trump said at the time. After a November 2019 tour of a Texas plant that manufactured Apple products, Trump tweeted "Today I opened a major Apple Manufacturing plant in Texas that will bring high paying jobs back to America".

It's possible he got it confused with Apple's new $1 billion Austin campus that it broke ground on the same day.

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While it's common for presidents to receive gifts, there are rules and regulations around what they can accept. That's before you factor in a $999 Pro stand and other bells and whistles like $5,999 for a 32-inch Pro Display XDR with Retina 6K display and $25,000 for 1.5 TB of memory. All in, a Mac Professional can price as much as $62,571. After Trump famously called Cook "Tim Apple" at a White House event, the CEO changed his name to that on Twitter.

In recent weeks, Cook - who held a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in 2016 - appears to have distanced himself from Trump in the wake of the attack on the Capitol.

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