But Cook said that it wasn’t Apple’s fault that hackers had broken into iCloud. He said the hackers used various methods to get passwords for iCloud accounts but none of the material came from Apple servers.
He did, however, promise to do something to beef up security. He told the Journal that Apple will now tip people off if someone changes a password, or when a new device attempts to access the iCloud.
That’s going to be carried out within two weeks, said Cook.
Apple has been widely criticised for its laissez faire attitude towards the recent hacking, and no doubt Cook has agreed to do an interview to defuse a situation that might spoil the launch of yet another iPhone next week.