The Apple CEO was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor on Monday, and he used the opportunity to encourage lawmakers in the state to move toward equality for all people.
Apple's mobile payments solution had a strong debut -- in the first three days, Cook said there were more than 1 million credit cards activated.
"We're already No. 1. We're more than the total of the other guys," Cook said, according to the Associated Press, "and we've only been at it a week."
Apple Watch Battery Life
Apple dazzled when it debuted its watch last month, however the company left many unanswered questions about the device, which is scheduled to ship in early 2015. Among them was battery life.
Cook shed more light on that Monday night, revealing, "You’re going to wind up charging it daily," the Wall Street Journal reported.
Earlier in the day, Ma, a fellow conference attendee, told the crowds he would be "very interested" in the possibility of a partnership to bring Apple Pay to China.
"We're not Big Brother," he said. "Your data is yours."
Why the iPod Classic is Dead
The old school 160 GB iPod Classic that can hold tens of thousands of songs isn't being manufactured anymore because Apple wasn't able to get the parts anymore from anywhere in the world, Cook said, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Cook remarked that he gets more feedback from users than "any CEO alive."