“Tim Cook dropped quite a bombshell during today’s Q2 FY13 earnings call when he talked about Apple’s product pipeline… ‘I’m just saying we’ve got some really great stuff coming in the fall. And across all of 2014,’ [Cook said],” Jason D. O’Grady writes for ZDNet.
“Some pundits have been speculating that an updated iPhone 5S could be released in the summer (June, July or August) and some have even suggested that an iPad refresh could come as soon as this month,” O’Grady writes. ” It’s easy to see why people would be disappointed to hear ‘fall’ after rumors have indicated ‘summer’ (or even ‘spring’ in terms of the iPad) — but this is why rumors need to be taken with a grain of salt.”
O’Grady writes, “While Cook’s comments could be a decoy to divert attention from his real road map, or a page out of Jobs’ classic ‘under promise and over-deliver’ playbook (he could release products in both summer and fall, after all) let’s take his words at face value for the moment. Not releasing an updated iPad or iPhone until the ‘fall’ actually makes a fair amount of sense and would probably be a good move for the company… Apple is at a crossroads and it needs to step up or step aside, and I hope that it’s using the extra time wisely.”
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