Notes from Apple shareholders’ meeting: ‘exciting’ TV ad campaign to launch next week

“Apple held its annual meeting for company shareholders at its Cupertino, Calif. campus this morning. The meeting is the only time during the year when shareholders can ask a question to Apple executives and receive a live, immediate response. The meeting normally plays host to parties with a specific agenda, trying to make a point; off-the-wall, out-of-nowhere questions; and everything in between. This meeting was no different,” Think Secret reports. “The meeting did not offer much in the way of future company plans, though Apple CEO Steve Jobs did mention that an ‘exciting’ television ad campaign would launch next week.”

Think Secret has some notes and tidbits from the meeting with regard to some of the questions raised by shareholders and the issues that were addressed by Apple executives in their full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: “Exciting” television ad campaign to launch next week? “Exciting” as in iPod ad or… dare we entertain the thought?

[UPDATE: 4:22pm EDT: Revised headline and added “Take.”]

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  1. So what does the “we hear you loud and clear” statement mean when Jobs replies to the Windows Media Center? What was the original question? Does anyone know???

    The only thing I can tell you for sure is that unless the question was Is it possible to design something that sucks and blows at the same time?, Windows Media Center wasn’t the answer.

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  4. And you wonder where Apple’s arrogance comes from? Look no further than the offensive mogul in the black tee shirt.

    Think he cares about the faithful? Think again.

    The big ad roll out will be all about the $$$ machine know as iPod.

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