Tim Cook teases "surprises" coming this fall and in 2014

Apple's financial results for the first calendar quarter of 2013 were pretty solid all around, but it looks like the company is keeping a lot of upcoming product announcements in its back pocket. Apple CEO Tim Cook teased financial analysts about those new products in its regular quarterly conference call today.

The Apple Investor website has a recording of that call, where Cook stated, "We've got a lot more surprises in the works. 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."

Cook also said some of those new products will include Apple entering into "exciting new product categories" but he did not go into details. There are tons of rumors that Apple is working on an iOS-based 'iWatch" that could launch sometime in 2013 and other rumors persist that Apple is developing some kind of television.

In related news, Cook said that Apple is not interested in launching a larger version of the iPhone until the company is convinced it won't have to make any "trade-offs" in terms of screen resolution, app support and other features. Speaking of apps, Apple now says there have been 45 billion app downloads from the iOS App Store and that its iCloud service has signed up 300 million users.

Source: Apple Investor | Image via Apple

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NONONO....it doesn't surprised me at all when tim cook unveiled all the product in 2012. So this time you don't expect me to believe anything about it. OS X need a new revolutionary application and not from iOS. Enough of borrowing the ideas from iOS. STOP!

Time Machines must come to iOS. APPLE (TIM COOK) GET IT OR NOT? You need to stop keep insinuate that Apple got some surprise around the corner and at some point when the product unveil it's not exactly up to consensus expectation or beyond the people imagination.

Lets see... We should get the following this year:

* iWatch
* iPlay
* MacBook Air Retina
* New Mac Pro
* Retina Thunderbolt Display
* iPhone 5s
* IOS 6
* iMad Mini Retina
* Fuller access to all my files on iCloud (iWish)

And for 2014:
* iGlass
* iPhone 6
* iOSX 1 (Yes, you saw that here first!)

Brian Miller said,
Lets see... We should get the following this year:

* iWatch
* iPlay
* MacBook Air Retina
* New Mac Pro
* Retina Thunderbolt Display
* iPhone 5s
* IOS 6
* iMad Mini Retina
* Fuller access to all my files on iCloud (iWish)

And for 2014:
* iGlass
* iPhone 6
* iOSX 1 (Yes, you saw that here first!)

Or OS 11...seriously guys, stop beating the name OS X down... it's been used, OS XI looks nicer.

unless its something different from the iPad new new, the iPad Mini 2, the iPhone 5s or a small revision to any of their mac lines..... then yawn...

neufuse said,
unless its something different from the iPad new new, the iPad Mini 2, the iPhone 5s or a small revision to any of their mac lines..... then yawn...
Give it time, people will be saying the same thing about Microsoft's Surface and their Nokia Phones. Apple is easy to make fun of because they've been the leader in tablets for awhile. We'll see what Microsoft brings to the table 5 years from now.

JHBrown said,
Give it time, people will be saying the same thing about Microsoft's Surface and their Nokia Phones. Apple is easy to make fun of because they've been the leader in tablets for awhile. We'll see what Microsoft brings to the table 5 years from now.
what MS brings to the table 5yrs from now will fail, then Apple will bring it out a few years later and make fun of MS for not coming up with it first.... oh wait that's what always happens for some reason.....

If the surprise includes any of the following words: "Thinner", "Lighter", "Snappier", "Faster" or "Revolutionary", I'm not surprised nor do I care.

If they contain the word "Cheaper", I'm slightly surprised, but still don't care.

If they contain the word "We're done and sold it all to Namco for 15 cents", I'm surprised, and I care!

Meh, if Apple keeps selling record numbers of iProducts with minimal changes, they're showing you how business is done. They're still in a position where consumers perceive changes as big and innovative, when for people who are more technically minded notice Apple is just dragging their feet. They can and they will for as long as they can.

You know what would surprise me? Reasonably priced kit.

More chance of it being 35 celsius on Christmas Day in Canada.

AWKM said,
You know what would surprise me? Reasonably priced kit.

More chance of it being 35 celsius on Christmas Day in Canada.

Better pack away your maple leaf long johns.... ಠ_ಠ

astropheed said,
Implying only Apple consumers are Sheep and no other consumers are?

When did we start identifying humans as sheep??

[quote=Kalint said,]Introducing the 6th row for iPhone.

no no no... it's going to be a "surprise", i bet it's going to be an extra column of icons this time!! WOOHOOOO

JHBrown said,
Apple will sell more phones in one week, than Microsoft did last year..

Well, you finally got something correct. Microsoft does not make phones so yes, Apple has sold more then them. Ford also sold more cars than Microsoft did. My local lumber yard sold more 2x4s than Microsoft did. Red Robin sold more cheese burgers than Microsoft did. Nike sold more shoes than Microsoft did.

SoylentG said,

Well, you finally got something correct. Microsoft does not make phones so yes, Apple has sold more then them. Ford also sold more cars than Microsoft did. My local lumber yard sold more 2x4s than Microsoft did. Red Robin sold more cheese burgers than Microsoft did. Nike sold more shoes than Microsoft did.

My 5 year old new what I was saying. Additionally you can say Microsoft makes phones because without them, Nokia would be in bankruptcy court as we speak.

Funny cause outside the precious US, a market of _just_ 350 million people, Windows Phone is making it big very fast. You know, that market called THE REST OF THE WORLD, which has close to 6billion more consumers.

Come on Tim, show these idiots at Microsoft that we don't need a big a$$ start screen with big blocks and wasted space!

......runs for cover.................

SoylentG said,
In the last version of OSX didn't Tim and the idiots at Apple give us a big a$$ start screen with big glossy icons and wasted space, but without up to date information like tiles give us?

http://images.apple.com/mac/sh...t-is/images/simple_hero.jpg

Doesn't run for cover, I am not afraid of what I write.

Apple did a much better job of implementing their start screen. It transitions a lot better than Windows 8. How do I know? I have a Windows 8 desktop right here and a 2013 iMac right behind me.

JHBrown said,
Apple did a much better job of implementing their start screen. It transitions a lot better than Windows 8. How do I know? I have a Windows 8 desktop right here and a 2013 iMac right behind me.

As someone who has a Mac, an iPad, a SurfaceRT, and a Surface Pro, I disagree.

Apple just slapped the iPad grid of icons onto OSX, and called it great and the Apple fans mindlessly nodded in approval. Of course, I had a grid of icons like that when I ran Windows 2.0, all Apple did was throw a little gloss on the old pig and called it launch pad (signifying they are migrating their OS to a tablet, iPad - LaunchPad) with a bunch of static icons that do nothing, I still need to run the app to get the most simple of data - except for the calendar, they update that with the date, how exciting! Apple, staying ahead of the curve again with an updating calendar!

SoylentG said,
In the last version of OSX didn't Tim and the idiots at Apple give us a big a$$ start screen with big glossy icons and wasted space, but without up to date information like tiles give us?

At least Launchpad isn't being forced OS X users like Microsoft forced the Start Screen upon Windows users. Not to mention Launchpad doesn't create its own environment of half-assed apps that work completely different from desktop apps and waste screen estate like crazy. An operating system that doesn't ship with three different versions of the same browser, now imagine that!

.Neo said,

At least Launchpad isn't being forced OS X users like Microsoft forced the Start Screen upon Windows users. Not to mention Launchpad doesn't create its own environment of half-assed apps that work completely different from desktop apps and waste screen estate like crazy. An operating system that doesn't ship with three different versions of the same browser, now imagine that!

A few years ago, when complaining about iTunes, a friend told me that I had to unlearn what I knew about Windows Media Player and relearn iTunes, and it was my fault for not understanding how it worked. Perhaps it is your fault for not learning what is the right way of using computers, the Win8 way.

No, but in exchange of the launchpad/mission control additions, we lost multi-monitor support. And I don't know how you can hate on full screen apps, that's all iOS is.

SoylentG said,
Perhaps it is your fault for not learning what is the right way of using computers, the Win8 way.

Yes, of course it's my fault Microsoft is unable to unify their products and ships three different versions of Internet Explorer with Windows 8 and forces me to use Metro apps full-screen even though it serves no purpose on a 27-inch screen. /s

JHBrown said,
Come on Tim, show these idiots at Microsoft that we don't need a big a$$ start screen with big blocks and wasted space!

......runs for cover.................

Yes, show them what we really need is dated glossy grids of icons from 1995. Huzzah!

Apple is so Meh these days, when will the Sheep learn.

. . .no either you use the launchpad or the dock. Not a whole lot of difference. I can do the same with Win 8 though yes I use the an iMac. . .

SoylentG said,

As someone who has a Mac, an iPad, a SurfaceRT, and a Surface Pro, I disagree.

Apple just slapped the iPad grid of icons onto OSX, and called it great and the Apple fans mindlessly nodded in approval. Of course, I had a grid of icons like that when I ran Windows 2.0, all Apple did was throw a little gloss on the old pig and called it launch pad (signifying they are migrating their OS to a tablet, iPad - LaunchPad) with a bunch of static icons that do nothing, I still need to run the app to get the most simple of data - except for the calendar, they update that with the date, how exciting! Apple, staying ahead of the curve again with an updating calendar!

LaunchPad is nothing more than an App, and the reaction to LaunchPad from OSX users was generally negative.

Pam14160 said,
. . .no either you use the launchpad or the dock. Not a whole lot of difference. I can do the same with Win 8 though yes I use the an iMac. . .
Hey Pammy,

I use the launch pad almost everyday. Between an iMac, and 2 MacBook Pros, there is a difference between Windows 8 start screen and the launchpad.

virtorio said,
LaunchPad is nothing more than an App.

Actually it's an integral part of the Dock. That said, Launchpad doesn't replace any other method of launching apps. Unlike the Start Screen.

JHBrown said,
Apple did a much better job of implementing their start screen. It transitions a lot better than Windows 8. How do I know? I have a Windows 8 desktop right here and a 2013 iMac right behind me.

I don't think the two are directly comparable. Launchpad is literally just a launching mechanism for apps on OSX, whereas the Start Screen on Windows 8 does double duty - the Start Screen provides notifications/ information, launches apps, serves as a task switcher, and so on.

Edited by FalseAgent, Apr 24 2013, 3:44pm :

.Neo said,

Yes, of course it's my fault Microsoft is unable to unify their products and ships three different versions of Internet Explorer with Windows 8 and forces me to use Metro apps full-screen even though it serves no purpose on a 27-inch screen. /s

1) I have two versions of IE10. What are you on about?
2) Micrsoft literally FORCES you to use the Metro apps?
3) Regardless of the number of inches, I'm sure the resolution is a standard 1920x1080 or 2560xWhatever. That being said, I love using one of my 23-inch 1080p monitors for the mail app or music app. The Metro apps work just fine with a keyboard and mouse, and they look great.

4) I'm assuming your sarcasm was meant towards the "Yes of course it's my fault. . ." and that you actually believe what you said to be factual.

You know, the last time Tim Cook said that Apple had "exciting stuff" in the pipeline, we got the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini, which were extremely extremely extremely very revolutionary products.

Going to take what he says with a pinch of salt this time.

Ahh how sweet.

Seems like they have to tell us something that they have told us every year just so they can get a lil boost on their stock on NASDAQ.

Let me guess, a touchscreen retina Macbook Pro and Imac? It appears Apple is slowly returning to its uncool pre-Jobs era!! Ever since Jobs passed away, Apple has only been improving it's products, not inventing new ones!

lctb51 said,
Let me guess, a touchscreen retina Macbook Pro and Imac? It appears Apple is slowly returning to its uncool pre-Jobs era!! Ever since Jobs passed away, Apple has only been improving it's products, not inventing new ones!

I hope not. I mean, you touch my laptop screen, I kill you b_tch. You think I will put my greasy fingers on my screen intentionally?