During Apple’s quarterly earnings conference call, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer took the opportunity to field a few questions from analysts regarding the company’s earnings and financial performance – and in his commentary, Oppenheimer unsurprisingly noted that Apple is preparing for a “very busy fall.”
Considering that Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone, a 5th-generation iPad, a possible budget iPhone, a new Mac Pro, refreshed MacBook Pros, and the release of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks (as well as software and services to go with them, such as iWork for iCloud), the comment hardly comes as a shock. Tim Cook’s follow up to those comments, however, was particularly interesting, noting that Apple’s main thrust will be – as ever – working on “new products and services” in both current categories and “in new categories.”
While nobody but Apple executives know what those “new products and services” might be, possibilities such as a television set, set-top box, or steaming service, or the long-rumored iWatch (a name which Apple has already filed numerous on), we’re likely in for a truly fascinating show when Apple does decide to reveal their plans.
Tim Cook noted during the call that “We’re working on some stuff that we’re really proud of, and we’ll announce things when we’re ready,” and Oppenheimer’s comment that he would “leave it there and go into more detail in October” suggest that Apple’s got an exciting fall release schedule in store – and as usual, the Apple community at large could not be more anxious to find out exactly what’s coming!