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Apple's Cook talks quarterly earnings, new products

MacWorld Staff | April 24, 2013
Apple announced second-quarter earnings Tuesday, and CEO Tim Cook had plenty to say during the company's conference call with Wall Street analysts.

We seem to be doing really well. I mean, [Oppenheimer] had referenced earlier the Good Technologies' data that says that iOS accounted for 77 percent of all their activations by their corporate customers. Now that would not include BlackBerry, but it would include all the other guys. And so, we seem to be doing really well, and honestly, I don't see the recent announcements changing that at all. I see more and more people developing more and more custom apps for their businesses on iOS to be used on iPad, and we're very very bullish on it.

As a matter of fact, just to quote you some numbers, iPad now is being used in 95 percent of the Fortune 500, and what's even more impressive probably is on the Global 500 companies, we're now in 89 percent.

On recent product launches




You know, I don't spend a lot of time looking back except to learn from it. But if we could run it over, frankly, we would have announced the iMac after the turn of the year, because we felt our customers had to wait too long for that specific product. Where the iPad mini was in shortage in the month, or in the quarter, in the December quarter, I would not have done that differently, because we were able to get the iPad mini out to many millions of customers, who really wanted that for-wanted that product for their holiday. And so, yes, we did do a lot, our teams fortunately can do a lot, but in retrospect, that one, yeah, I sort of wish it were after the turn of the year because our customers would not have had to wait as long as they did.



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