Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg apparently disagrees with Apple CEO Tim Cook’s claim that free services which are supported by ads turn people into products.
Zuckerberg said that “Apple’s product don’t care about its customers because if they’re very expensive, and if they were cared about their customers, those products would be a lot cheaper.” He also said that this type of online advertising to sell Apple products are ridiculous.”
“A frustration I have is that a lot of people increasingly seem to equate an advertising business model with somehow being out of alignment with your customers,”
He also said “It’s the most ridiculous concept. What, you think because you’re paying Apple that you’re somehow in alignment with them? If you were in alignment with them, then they’d make their products a lot cheaper!”
In September, Cook said in an open letter posted on Apple’s Privacy page that “when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product.”