Tim Cook: ‘exciting new products’ and ‘more surprises’ coming soon, but no big-screen iPhone

Tim Cook: ‘exciting new products’ and ‘more surprises’ coming soon, but no big-screen iPhoneCountless analysts have been busy whispering behind Apple’s back, mostly predicting doom and gloom (with the glaring exception of Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty).

Now it’s Apple’s time to talk, and Tim Cook did a pretty good job of making the future sound relentlessly bright for Team Cupertino. But hey, that’s why they pay him the big bucks.

The comments come directly from Apple CEO Tim Cook, Steve Jobs’ successor, during the company’s Q2 investor call.

"We've got a lot more surprises in the works," promised Cook. "Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software, and services that we can't wait to introduce in the fall and into 2014. We continue to be very confident in our future product plans."

Does that mean we shouldn’t expect anything till autumn? The iPhone 5 was launched last September, quickly followed by the iPad mini and fourth gen iPad, but it’s been all quiet on the western front since.

The iPhone 5S launch was originally tipped for WWDC in June, but there have been persistent rumours of delays, usually pertaining to the fingerprint scanner.

As for those “surprises”, we’re almost undoubtedly talking iWatch here. It remains one of the industry’s worst kept secrets, with no less than 100 engineers said to be working on it.

However, one thing we shouldn’t expect any time soon is a big-screen iPhone. Cook listed a number of issues with large phones, including display quality and app compatibility, concluding: “We would not ship a larger display iPhone while these tradeoffs exist."

Finally, with regards to all the Wall Street doom and gloom, Tim Cook yelled: "Decline in Apple's stock price over the last couple quarters had been very frustrating to all of us, but Apple remains strong.

“The most important objective at Apple will always be creating the most innovative products."

via: The Verge

Read more about: iOS

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 24, 2013 at 12:16

innovative products - he meant "post-innovative" :p

The big screen NO sounds like utter nonsense! iPhone 5 has a different resolution; apps had to be adapted etc... what's the biggy about making it biggerer? A ruse? You sly kidder, Timmy.

SpeedyG  Apr. 24, 2013 at 19:23

5 inch iphone 4 the win lawl

I have no real interest in a smart watch that will last about 10 mins on wifi web surfing and watching someone wave their saber around on youtube.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 24, 2013 at 19:26

5 inch iphone 4 the win lawl

I have no real interest in a smart watch that will last about 10 mins on wifi web surfing and watching someone wave their saber around on youtube.

Somehow I doubt video-consumption will be high on the list of features... I don't know what will, though, either :p
Drumroll... I have not worn a watch in 32 years! Tataaaaaaaaa The odds of me giving a sh*t once this mirage solidifies? NIL!

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