Apple is preparing "products that will blow your mind"

Apple is preparing "products that will blow your mind"
Apple is doing great in sales, and here great is an understatement, but at the same time some have voiced their worries that the company might lose its focus on innovation after Steve Jobs’ death. There’s no reason to think so - the company hasn’t yet had enough time to show us what it’s been working on since Jobs passed away, but Apple reassures you to not worry the least bit.

“You can be assured we are working as hard as ever this year to deliver an incredible year and some products that will blow your mind,” said Tim Cook at Apple’s shareholders meeting.

Oh yes, we know that the informative value of this statement is close to zero, just like “magical” is not a good description of a product for tech geeks. But it’s enough to underline that Apple is fully focused on the future, and that we should be looking forward to more than one mind-blowing product.

At the same time, Cook mused over the legacy of jobs and how it inspires him.

“There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t miss him,” Cook said and extended his thanks to Apple fans. With the passing of time “great sadness turned into an intense determination to continue the journey because that’s what he would have wanted,” Cook added.

While the promise of mind-blowing new products was the most exciting news coming from the meeting, the chief executive of Apple also said Apple has more cash than it needs, and reiterated that the company has a friendly relationship with social networking giants Facebook and Twitter.

source: Forbes

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49 Comments

48. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Not buying Apple. Cook can go blow someone else.

47. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

it's good to see that a company that makes gear primarily for the consumer in this digital medium age is still around I remember Atari, Commodore, Tandy, and others were around selling computer and their peripheral gear back in the day. I am sorry to see that there not many companies around making computers and digital gear like in the 1980's and 90's I hope Apple continues to hang in there. I even hope Microsoft stays Alive there is always a need for a company that makes good solid programs that you can use right out of the box for the Business Enterprise or Personal use. i wonder what Apple will bring out next

32. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Apple will continue to do well I am sure as they have the drive, money, and personnel. However, the question is whether the competition will do better because success is great but competition is even better.

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they need to do something beneficial with all that money. they could start by lobbying china for human rights or they (and hopefully a conglomerate of others) move their factories elsewhere. But since thats a pipe dream, they could at least do something like commercial space flight or something. Ok, more down to earth? Alternative energy production or something beneficial and of course profitable.

29. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

My mind is still unimpressed with any / all iPads. It is still, in my opinion, an iPod touch that doesn't fit in your pocket. They should focus on the high fidelity audio capabilities of the iPod in my opinion. If apple could make a portable player that solely could actually bring out the details of their ALAC format while still retaining it's slender form and ease of use, they could change the face of music- again.

28. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wow android trolls everywhere... and bans.. ohh but if it was the other way around.. but is ok.. what doesnt kills us only makes us stronger.... at least me... back on topic.. the iphone 5 and ipad 3 will be the products of the year.. and Apple will grow further thanout imaginations... my prediction: president Cook

30. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Hmmm....key words, kids: iPhone 5 and iPad 3. iphone 5 and ipad 3 5 , 3 Is this the innovation they are talking about? Thats their biggest offering? a (SURPRISE!) ever so slightly tweaked iphone with 4G and a bigger screen (GJ playing catch up to 2010) that everyone knew was coming out, and a "new" (read:slightly improved ipad2) ipad? LOL

33. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Apple doesn't play catch-up... they just make things better... but I know you already knew that .. you just being... you... right? and please define Innovation and Invention.. 2 different words...

34. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

LOL, apple doesn't play catch up huh? Mind telling me why androids have been on 4G for some time now and apple has yet to produce a 4G device? I'll wait. Innovation: apple MARKETING an existing feature as something they developed and is iexclusive Invention: coming up with a good (albeit grossly overpriced) mp3 player, and "inventing" new ways to market said mp3 player as a "new" thing (ipad, iphone, iTV, etc etc etc) when at it's core it is the same damn product. I said "innovation" because that seems to be apples fave word (next to 'magical' and 'suckers'). I realize the article was about their (supposedly) "new" inventions, but my comment was in regards to their use of the word 'innovation'. What will these wonderous inventions be? I predict an ipod strapped to an iphone nailed to an ipad. It will be called the "iChump" and retail for $1499 USD

35. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

please the % of people being on 4g is minor.. VZW has been having issues with 4G all other doesn't even have great coverage.. so please at least pick something other than 4G.. only few have a 4g device in a 4g area.. so take your 4g argument elsewhere

37. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Why? You asked a question, I answered it, not my fault you didn't like the answer. 4G phones have been widely available for some time now, apple has yet to produce a 4G device. The next iphone will supposedly be 4G (and I'm sure apple will claim 4G is new, neccessary, and-ait for it-INNOVATIVE). How is that not playing catch up, and how is it irrelevant? I'll wait.

38. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

it doesn't matter if technology offers it or not.. when the minority only have access to it.. 4G in the States is far from being perfect... and you are just assuming on the Apple part. unless you know for a fact what will Apple say about 4g.. which you don't..I hate having discussion on assumptions.. answer this. why will Apple play catch up when the current device was one of the best selling devices of last year.. really?.. and don't answer me on assumption please.. I am not interested in your opinion

39. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the minority have access? what land of lunacy do you live in? between all the carriers, 80% of the population or more has access to 4g. you do realize that the bulk of the people live in these things called cities and towns.. not out in BFE... right? 90% of the smartphones i sell are 4g.. and have been for quite some time. Like normal, you are just trying to find ways to justify apple's position instead of just being honest.

42. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

remix did you know that last year Sprint was calling their EVo owners on why they didn't use 4g... reason why people don't use 4g . battery drain... and coverage.. here in PHX. there is no 4G and people still buy 4g phones... VRZ even though the RAZR is in backorder.. the most selling phones are non 4g devices.. and their LTE is not that reliable (outages) ATT. well we al know the iphone rules.. which is a non 4g coverage... more than welcome to bring numbers that back my theory . again. easy to speak out of your ... other mouth.. but I am not interested in opinions when it comes to debates or discussions

44. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

LOL what a joke you are. You say "well we all know the iphone rules" and in the very same post say: "I am not interested in opinions when it comes to debates or discussions" 1.What a dumb thing to say, opinions are integral to a lot of discussions 2.Hypocrite much? Opinions are OK as long as they support your platform? What a cop out.

40. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

I hate...having discussions with....someone who talks....like this. Never knew that....about myself until.......today. Seriously, wtf is wrong with you? Dropped on your head or just a good old fashioned learning....disability? And 4G is absolutely relevant, but I wouldn't expect an iDrone to understand that. And...no....I do not have.....insider info on....4....G....but common sense (try it sometime)....dic....tates that the next........i....phone should have....4G....since that is now the standard. I realize you iDrones only have 1 phone a year to look forward to.....but....a vast majority of new smart.....phones are-wait for it-4G........Derp.

41. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

again assumptions... bye

43. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Are.....you simple? It has been pointed out to you that you are wrong, 4G is more widespread than you want to believe (or rather what your lord and savior steve jobs would have you believe) and phones capable of 4G are now the standard, that....really isn't debateable. So it is an incredibly safe assumption that the iphone 5 will have 4G. Why this escapes you, I cannot say. Apple would only be hurting their sales by making the 5 3G. You keep saying 'bye' and that you're leaving......but you're still here.....curious.....

36. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

and finally don't want to continue a discussion with someone that is here today... gone tomorrow...

45. ilia1986 unregistered

Wow gallito.. you just don't know how to lose properly, do you? You can defend the rotten apple as much as you like. To date, people have defended more hideous organizations before, afterwards only claiming that they "merely followed orders". That didn't help them in most cases.

46. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Ooh, sounds tantalizing. But I'll wait for the iChump S, with Siri.

49. chapizzo

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

i think the word is iNnovation

27. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

So what, they're going to find another way to sell us an iPod, which is the only product they make? iPad- big iPod iPhone - ipod that makes calls iMac - ipod that doubles as a seriously gimped PC with no GAEMS ipod - WAAAAAAYYY overpriced mp3 player, or an iphone that cant make calls iTV - LMFAO, a giant ipod that accepts a tv signal for 5x the pricee of a nprmal TV

26. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Only mind-blowing things apple has ever made are the pricetags on their products... overinflated, to say the least. If they're going to present new products that are mind blowing, they're either going to be reasonably priced (first time ever), or continue to be overpriced. Either way, I'll never buy them.

25. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

Apple does use high quality materials in all of the products it builds, but after 2 iPhones I'm moving on. I haven't had any problems with my iPhone 4 other then software, but with all the lawsuits they are focused on, it really affects the product in the end. iOS 5.0.1 has so many bugs, and they have not issued a fix, Mac OS X 10.7.3 also has a lot of bugs. But with so many brainwashed people they will continue to sell a crap load of products.

24. veRdiKt

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

they are going to have steve jobs blood run through the phones motherboard. 0_0

23. baaam

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

blow your mind?!! literally i guess!!

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Ipad 3 with Retina display doesn't blow my mind away. a new iphone 5 just a inch taller with LTE same design still doesn't even blow my mind away. A new ipod nano same size but with a camera in the back still doesn't suprise me.

21. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

If it ain't a iPhone that has an in built holographic projector, I doubt it will "blow my mind".

20. 1701nino unregistered

You're just jelaous that Apple is breakig all records in sales, customer satisfaction, product quality

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