Tim Cook hints that there will be no new Apple products until fall

Tim Cook hints that there will be no new Apple products until fall
Apple reported a pretty solid quarter, despite the troubles with the stock price, but during the quarterly earnings call CEO Tim Cook hinted that the company would not be releasing any new products until the fall. So, it sounds like all of the rumors claiming that Apple would move to a faster release schedule may not be accurate.

During the call, Tim Cook said, "Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software and services we can’t wait to introduce this fall and throughout 2014." It isn't a complete admission, but Apple never really says exactly what is going on. But, that makes it sound quite a bit like there won't be any major product releases until the fall. An analyst called later for confirmation, and Cook simply replied, "I don’t want to be more specific. We have some really great stuff coming in the fall and all across 2014."

So, if you were hoping for an iPhone 5S, iPad 5, iPad mini 2, or iWatch, you may be waiting a while. There may be a MacBook refresh, but it sounds like we shouldn't expect anything else. 

source: VentureBeat

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18 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Looks like they want too cash in their iproducts for the iholidays. and all their stuff will look the same as well

2. jcarrigan unregistered

Pretty much, and the slogans will be the same as always "the greatest thing to happen to iphone since the iphone"

17. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

"Thinner and Lighter!!" :-D

3. deadstroke

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

and ur correct

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and i thank u for the comment

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

They are not ready to release anything until Fall. The iP5S is having screen/fingerprint scanning problems and iOS 7 is no where ready for prime time. What are they going to do - release the iCheapo phone and declare success? That would get their share price hammered even worse - maybe close below $300. No, they have to suck it up and wait until they have a compelling story to tell. Which means Fall, 2013.

18. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

"1 Infinite Loop"

5. Damngood

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Just give plenty of time to samsung galaxy series. what a shame apple!!!

7. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Good things come to those who wait. I remember in the early 99's Nintendo did something similar. They waited to release the Super Nintendo until it was fully ready. This also gave them time to see what the genesis offered and best it. Good strategy. Not necessarily the best. But sometimes caution is prudent.

8. ap1989

Posts: 145; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Shouldn't have bought a apple stock. "BUT s**t IT WAS ONLY .99 CENTS" lol

10. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

+1 for making me laugh

13. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

And one day it will be back at 99 cents.

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

hell yea Tinn kooc

11. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Heck they adopted a cycle of fall releases. This isn't a surprise.

12. Aeires unregistered

I call BS, people aren't going to wait that long for a watch. If they really do wait till the fall, they'll have to release something far more exciting than a timepiece. Even Motorola will likely have something exciting released by then.

14. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

They aren't the only company working on a smart watch either.

15. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

This doesn't mean that they didn't intend to have an earlier product release. The rumors that they were planning a summer product release could have been true... It simply didn't work out that way for them.

16. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Will they actually be "new," or just more polished turds?

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