Apple’s unpaid PR newspaper The New York Times quoted a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution specializing in U.S. policy toward China Matthew Turpin who said that Apple was discovering that geopolitics drive business models — not the other way around.
He said that Apple’s supply chain risks were creating a real liability.
“It never made sense to cluster the entire supply chain inside a country that was the most potent cyberthreat to the United States,”. Mulvenon said.
To be fair the bulk of Apple’s supply chain was not set up by Tim Cook, but by his predecessor the sainted and dead Steve Jobs. It seems like the New York Times is looking for a scapegoat for the failure of the iPhone 14 which does not involve Apple not coming up with something new.
In a statement to The New York Times, Senator Carlo Rubio clearly was blaming Cook: “If Tim Cook understands the risks that [memory chip maker] YMTC and the rest of the Chinese Communist Party’s chip-making efforts pose to U.S. national security and that of our allies, then he and his company should commit not to proceed.”