Is Apple Getting More Involved in Foreign Politics?

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Rolls-Royce’s director of external communications will now occupy a similar position for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), according to PRWeek.

Josh Rosenstock, in a move indicative of Apple’s interest in political issues overseas, will report directly to Alan Hely, Apple senior director for corporate communications in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMIA). The hiring follows numerous occasions where Apple has been portrayed as less than amiable, particularly in foreign countries.

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The tech-giant was recently drawn into the corporation tax debate after it was revealed the company had paid less than two percent corporation tax on its profits outside of the United States. Additionally the company has been involved in many headlines over the copyright war it is waging with fellow smartphone and tablet competitor, Samsung. The lawsuits have been heard in various foreign countries, including the U.K., Germany, France and the Netherlands.

What does this hiring mean for Apple’s future?

There are numerous reasons for snagging Rosenstock away from Rolls-Royce, many of which are explained above, but the most important is…

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