Tim Cook thanks staff, promises exciting new things

The Cupertino-based giant today blew away all expectations, announcing a record $40 billion Q1 of 2012. Tim Cook emailed all staff at Apple, congratulating them for their hard work and promisng more great things. The Next Web got the email;

Team,

Thanks to everyone’s hard work, we’re off to a great start in 2012. Last week in New York we launched a groundbreaking initiative for education with iBooks textbooks, and today we reported the strongest quarter in Apple’s history. Please join me tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. in Town Hall. We’ll review our record-setting results and discuss some exciting new things going on at Apple. The meeting will be broadcast live to many sites in Cupertino and other Apple locations. Please check Apple Web for details.

Tim

Apple's proud of their achievement, and most of us are still blown away. In after hours trading, $AAPL has even broken the 450 point mark. 

It's easy to let the mind run with what great new things Cook could be talking about, but it's unlikely we'll hear anything in the form of leaks at this stage. Perhaps it's that iPhone nano we all want so bad? Only time will tell.

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Now where is that exciting new iPod Touch 4S? I was expecting it to launch with iPhone 4S. But I was wrong.

FMH said,
Now where is that exciting new iPod Touch 4S? I was expecting it to launch with iPhone 4S. But I was wrong.

There won't be one.
Wait till next fall when the next iPhone gets revealed.

New iPod then, that's my bet.

GS:mac

"Perhaps it's that iPhone nano we all want so bad"

I don't. It seems people now want a larger iPhone. If you want an "iphone nano" so bad just get a 3Gs or the 4. A smaller iphone with a smaller screen would only cause more problem then it already is.

David085 said,
Maybe the new Mac Pro

We definitely need a new Mac Pro, hell yeah!

And some better server option again...
Mac Minis are cool, but not feasible for any task, a Mac Pro with more server optioning would be sweet.
Maybe something like a rack mountable Pro, that also just happens to be the same model for your workstation in slim.
So, a new tower form factor?

Of cause I'm dreaming, but it'd be such a nice concept!

I miss the XServe, seriously!

GS:mac

All those latest news and rumors and technological innovations going on make me glad I'm not in the 4S cycle.
iPhone 5 will have some nice new welcome additions!

If there's one thing that'd be useful to hack, anonymous, then it's those broadcasts that I'd really like to watch, especially WWDC and the fall media event.

I don't like those live blogs, as they spoil, but deliver just a fraction of the feeling a live video broadcast has.

But the impatience kills your self control to wait for the video to be released...
Also, walking through the internet spoiler-free after an Apple keynote REALLY is tough. You need to watch every step

*sigh*
Why did Apple stop live video broadcasts?
It gets out anyways and all the fans are dying to see it live.
They are on the "improve the costumer's experience" train real hard, but when it comes to such easy things, that they DID once right.... I don't get it!

Well, I can imagine a reason, but seriously, please...

GS:mac

Glassed Silver said,
All those latest news and rumors and technological innovations going on make me glad I'm not in the 4S cycle.
iPhone 5 will have some nice new welcome additions!

If I were you, I'd skip the iPhone 5 alltogether. I heard the iPhone 6 will be bigger and better...

JJ_ said,

If I were you, I'd skip the iPhone 5 alltogether. I heard the iPhone 6 will be bigger and better...


I see what logic you use, however, I'm putting things into relatives.

iPhone 4 -> 4s is not that much a good jump.
But even if I had a 4s there are some things about to come that Apple is highly likely to adopt that make the 5 absolutely a fantastic upgrade.

Of cause each generation will grow, I know that, but I get my iPhone with my contract renewal, so I'll sure as heck use my fall renewal for the iPhone 5!

Could even be, yes, that the iPhone 6 will - also in relative relations - be an even bigger step, but not worth it waiting another year on an aging device that already has two generations after it.

I think 2years is a good cycle for me.

GS:mac

A Geek Of All said,
Outsourcing jobs has been very good for Apple.

Yeah, it's good to know they are the only ones at least... *phew*

Wait...

But I get your point, and I think you're right to some extend.
It would be cool to have them made in the US again, like in the early days.
Maybe engrave all workers' signatures in nano writing into the Macs and iPhones etc again?
No, but seriously, you're right to some extend!

GS:mac

A Geek Of All said,
Outsourcing jobs has been very good for Apple.

and Dell, HP, Microsoft, Lenovo, Asus, Intel, IBM, Logitech, MSI, Motorola, Nokia, Philips, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio

John S. said,

and Dell, HP, Microsoft, Lenovo, Asus, Intel, IBM, Logitech, MSI, Motorola, Nokia, Philips, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio


Don't continue the unfairness, there are even more...
The list is epic.

GS:mac

Ayepecks said,
"Perhaps it's that iPhone nano we all want so bad?"

This is the first I've heard of someone wanting an iPhone Nano.


Not the first for me.

I find those wishes to be weird...
If you want a cheaper iPhone, go with the last gen.
If you want a current gen, but want to save some money, try eBay in case you don't mind paying all the price unsubsidized and you get your contract with your partner as second line for less/month.

iPhone nano... seriously... I don't get it.
I used to be an advocate of them, I still think that if they came, so be it, choice is good, but I'd stick to the top of the line model with the most capacity offered everytime I upgrade.

GS:mac

No Offense to Tim Cook but I think Apples best days are over. Tim Cook is just so boring and monotone every time I hear him speak makes me sleepy. Steve Jobs was so energetic and kept me off the edge of my seat when watching him unveil new products and speak about a given topic etc.

Tim Cook may be smart but anyone else find him rather boring?

nukenorman said,
No Offense to Tim Cook but I think Apples best days are over. Tim Cook is just so boring and monotone every time I hear him speak makes me sleepy. Steve Jobs was so energetic and kept me off the edge of my seat when watching him unveil new products and speak about a given topic etc.

Tim Cook may be smart but anyone else find him rather boring?


Jobs was hardly very active in the public presentations of Apple's in the recent years, so I'm having a hard time understanding why that matters.

nukenorman said,
No Offense to Tim Cook but I think Apples best days are over. Tim Cook is just so boring and monotone every time I hear him speak makes me sleepy. Steve Jobs was so energetic and kept me off the edge of my seat when watching him unveil new products and speak about a given topic etc.

Tim Cook may be smart but anyone else find him rather boring?


I'm feeling you.
Forstall would be a MUCH better presenter.

Leave the CEO title to Cook, he's good.
But presentation skills, argh... PLEASE!
An elementary school teacher could scribble down a list of why Cook doesn't deserve a B...

GS:mac

nukenorman said,
Steve Jobs was so energetic and kept me off the edge of my seat when watching him unveil new products and speak about a given topic etc.

Hmm, Steve Jobs always kept me OFF the edge of my seat too - never had much interest in anything he had to say.

nukenorman said,
No Offense to Tim Cook but I think Apples best days are over.

Their best days are over because of the lack of entertainment and showmanship in presentations?

Manish said,

Their best days are over because of the lack of entertainment and showmanship in presentations?

Yeah, I doubt that part, too!
Doesn't make any sense at all.

GS:mac

nukenorman said,
No Offense to Tim Cook but I think Apples best days are over. Tim Cook is just so boring and monotone every time I hear him speak makes me sleepy. Steve Jobs was so energetic and kept me off the edge of my seat when watching him unveil new products and speak about a given topic etc.

Tim Cook may be smart but anyone else find him rather boring?

So you think Jobs was some kind of god or something? Give me a break. 98% of what comes from Apple actually comes from the designers and engineers who actully create the product. All jobs did was say "yes" or "no".

This is why Apple fans get the rep they do. They think now that jobs is gone Apple will go down. Apple is doing very well. $40 billion is great. They are not going anywhere because in the end its not about they keynotes or how they are done. its about the PRODUCT!