Tim Cook got the red carpet treatment during his last big trip


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Apple CEO Tim Cook visited both India and China in the past week, and everywhere he went, people rolled out the red carpet for him.

He was there on business, not pleasure, but even still his trip seemed more fitting for a diplomat or a head of state than a corporate CEO.

That's not surprising. Apple's almost like a country in and of itself. It has 115,00 employees, and claims that it's responsible for creating and supporting 1.9 million jobs when you count its developer ecosystem. It pulled in $234 billion in revenue last fiscal year - a figure similar to the GDP of Portugal.

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So it's not surprising that Cook was treated like a dignitary as he traveled to meet with high-ranking officials and other movers and shakers.

Of course, Cook wanted to make sure that iPhones and other Apple interests were well-understood in both China and India, which are both massive markets with room to grow. But he also had to pose for a bunch of photos and meet with local press.


Here's what his trip looked like: