Tim Cook thinks you should put down the iPhone every once in a while

Tim Cook has warned Apple fans against the overuse of technology, while also voicing disapproval for social networks, during a visit to the UK.

Speaking at Harlow College in Essex, the Apple CEO said the firm doesn’t measure success on how often customers are using their devices.

He said (via The Guardian): “I don’t believe in overuse [of technology]. I’m not a person that says we’ve achieved success if you’re using it all the time. I don’t subscribe to that at all.

“There are are still concepts that you want to talk about and understand. In a course on literature, do I think you should use technology a lot? Probably not.”

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Cook was in town to commemorate the newly-announced Everyone Can Code curriculum, which is rolling out at 70 schools and colleges around Europe.

Cook also revealed his opposition to children using social networks, revealing he doesn’t allow his nephew to partake.

He added: “I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on. There are some things that I won’t allow; I don’t want them on a social network.”

Cook didn’t mention how old the young nephew is, neither did he offer any reasons for the social network ban. Does he know something that we don’t?

Anyway, we’re guessing that when it comes to tech, what Uncle Tim says goes.

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