Tim Cook writes yet another letter to employees – congratulates them on a great quarter, praises Apple products

Tim Cook writes yet another letter to employees – congratulates them on a great quarter, praises Apple products
After Apple releasing its fourth quarter earnings report, which topped both Wall Street's predictions and Apple's own forecest, it is, naturally, time for CEO Tim Cook to address Apple employees with a new letter – something that's become a habit of his lately.

In it, the CEO informs “the team” that this quarter has seen Apple's highest September revenue ever and has brought Cupertinians their highest growth in revenue since “seven quarters”. We take it this means “since the release of the iPhone 5, two years ago” and we can see that there is an amusing sentence about Apple's sales growing every time it upgrades the screen size of its flagship smartphone, but we will leave it at that.

In his typical style, Mr. Cook congratulates the employees on the successful quarter and continues to praise the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices, which, according to him, still have a tremendous supply-demand gap. The App Store is also cited as an important source of revenue, and the Mac, Mr. Cook says, kept growing, while the rest of the PC market declined.

You can read the full letter below:

source: 9to5Mac via iMore



1. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

"The user experience across all our products keeps getting better, thanks to the deep collaboration among our teams. iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite have raised the bar for mobile and desktop operating systems.." LOL so much BS! My iPad mini keeps freezing and crashing, so does my housemate's 5S when using Siri.

2. superduper

Posts: 151; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

Call Apple Support.

3. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Ios 8 has raised the bar for other mobile os? This is a joke right? How many things has apple stolen from android in the last couple of versions?......... And it is still playing catch up

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31072; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How many things has Android borrowed from Apple? How many things has Samsung borrowed from Apple? How many things Andoird borrowed from MS? The list goes on, they all copy. You honestly think Sammy, and Google never even in the smallest way copied iOS? Get real dude.

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Well the difference is Android doesn't claim itself to be perfect or innovative as Apple does. Apple at almost all conferences at WWDC seem to portray themselves as revolutionary and sing self-praises filled with self-boastful adjectives. They even go ahead and malign Google and MS shamelessly after ripping their features off. The point is not who stole what but the fact that after stealing Apple denies it to the face and in-turn sues to other company for their generic patents. Even a hardcore Apple or WP fanboy can't deny how blatantly android is being copied off-late.

12. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

8.0.2 dropped a few bars. Well, all of them. Apple is the only tech company that can do so many buggy releases over the years and still get lauded as being super reliable by their customers. I'll admit that I'm jealous they get such regular official updates and that icloud restores are second only to nandroids. Then I remember replaceable batteries, customization and expandable storage mean more to me. I'm liking how the updates are being broken down to app level is an improvement too.

13. macguy3135

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

Dropped a few bars! Best pun ever

4. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

getting real tired of your letters tim cook....

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31072; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then stop reading them. See, problem solved. I love a stupid post, that's only done to get green thumbs :D

9. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yup. Tim Cook is pathetic. Cheering up the zombie's army all the time. They need it, though. ROTFL

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31072; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Are you really "Rolling On The Floor Laughing"

8. Techfriend

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Apple=How to earn more and more money ex-4.7 and 5.5 screen and and and i (apple) think it's enough -- Google=How to reach next 5 billion ex-Android One and coming soon Project Ara

11. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

very last sentence lol... makes Tim Cook seem like a baby...

14. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

"Congratulations on the strong results we’ve achieved together. We can all be proud of the quarter we just reported, and the work that keeps Apple the most innovative company in the world." Well it's not every you get to read comments like that and unfortunately for Tim Cook and Apple they may be the defendants is the BIGGEST ever trial yet and it is all over the newly released iPhone 6 Just when you thought a phone company is being sued, Apple -v – Samsung, twice, it is now Apple who face legal action over copying “Apple the most innovative company in the world." Statement may come back to bite Apple. "The iPhone 6 / 6+ phone slavishly copies a combination of MOST elements of the our Product Configuration Trade Dress” I am no expert but even I can see that Apple do have a case to answer ( the copying charge relates to this which has been provided by an unimpeachable source) http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Apple-iPhone-5,Apple-iPhone-6/phones/7378,8346 How on earth did Apple think they could get away with it?

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