Apple CEO Tim Cook spook at the All Things D Digital Conference, Cook hinted at the iWatch and said Google’s Glass is not going to be cool. As usual, he did not say much about Apple’s upcoming products.
Tim Cook said:
I’m interested in a great product. I wear glasses because I have to. People generally want glasses to reflect their fashion, style, etc. So this is difficult from a mainstream point of view. I think the wrist is natural. I think there are other things in this space that could be interesting. There are lots of wearables, but of the ones doing more than one thing, I haven’t seen anything great out there. Nothing that will convince a kid that’s never worn glasses or a band to wear one.
Apple CEO Tim Cook wanted to win back Apple aficionados by starting production for one Mac line in the United States rather than China. Some parts are already produced in the US such as the glass for the iPhone and iPad are made in Kentucky.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has finally came out and say sorry for the substandard maps that were provided with the iOS 6 update on iPad and iPhones. He said in an official statement: “With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment.”
Tim recommended that people try alternatives by downloading competing map apps from the App Store while Apple works on its own maps products.
Last week, Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller said Apple is “working hard” to make the experience better and valued the criticism of customers. She said: “We launched this new map service knowing that it is a major initiative and we are just getting started with it. We are continuously improving it, and as Maps is a cloud-based solution, the more people use it, the better it will get”.
Apple has basically failed to understand user requirements when developing an app. The company is focusing more on destroying Google by removing YouTube and Google Map rather than listening to users.
Apple CEO Tim Cook made his debut talk at the D: All Things Digital conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Here is a summary of
what he wants to drive for future Apple’s products:
- Apple intends to strike a partnership of some kind with Facebook.
- Tim remain secretive about Apple TV.
- Improvements coming soon in Siri.
- American made Apple products.
What did Steve Jobs said to Tim Cook when he passed on the CEO baton:
“He looked at me with those intense eyes and he said, Never ask what he would do. Just do what’s right.”
The Apple iPad has just turned 2 on 27 February 2012 and the tablet sold more than 300,000 units in 24 hours when it first launched. Apple now sold 15.4 million of iPads during the last quarter of 2011. The media are now heating up the claim that the iPad comes with a human cost for factory workers in China.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple has hit back the claims saying:
We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain. Any accident is deeply troubling, and any issue with working conditions is cause for concern. Any suggestion that we don’t care is patently false and offensive to us. As you know better than anyone, accusations like these are contrary to our values. It’s not who we are. For the many hundreds of you who are based at our suppliers’ manufacturing sites around the world, or spend long stretches working there away from your families, I know you are as outraged by this as I am. Every year we inspect more factories, raising the bar for our partners and going deeper into the supply chain. We’ve made a great deal of progress and improved conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers. We know of no one in our industry doing as much as we are, in as many places, touching as many people. We are attacking problems aggressively with the help of the world’s foremost authorities on safety, the environment, and fair labour. We will continue to dig deeper, and we will undoubtedly find more issues. What we will not do and never have done is stand still or turn a blind eye to problems in our supply chain. On this you have my word.
This week the Tim Cook has informed employees that later this year they will be able to buy an iPad with a $250 discount, while Macs will be available for $500 discount.
Apple has given its CEO a bonus valued at $22 million for standing in for Steve Jobs last year on a 6 months medical leave. Cook got a $5 million bonus plus restricted stock award worth roughly $17 million.