Apple ‘welcomes’ Apple CEO to US government

Apple CEO Tim Cook will soon travel to Washington, D.C., to deliver a keynote speech that will be focused on the company’s new iPhone and the future of the enterprise, the company announced Wednesday.

Cook will be joined by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and former Vice President Joe Biden.

In his speech, Cook will be asked about Apple’s move to build a new chip to replace the company and to compete against Samsung and Qualcomm, which has dominated the smartphone market.

“The future of Apple and the economy is in your hands,” Cook said, according to a copy of his speech released by Apple.

“Together, we will continue to innovate, build, and grow the most productive, secure, and affordable products on the planet.”

Cook also plans to “discuss the benefits of the digital transformation of our economy, as well as how we can help shape and support that transition for everyone,” the statement said.