Countless 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.
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