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"We have some incredible plans that we have been working on for a while," says Tim Cook (AAPL)...

"We have some incredible plans that we have been working on for a while," says Tim Cook (AAPL) at an AllThingsD conference talk. Some of those plans could still involve a TV - Cook reiterates the market is of "great interest" and that the current experience is outdated (John McCain seems to agree). Cook also: 1) Declares Google Glass to be a niche product, while adding (in a possible iWatch hint) the broader wearable computing market is a very interesting area. 2) States Apple will likely offer more developer options for customizing iOS, but wants to preserve the user experience. 3) Once more hints Apple isn't opposed to a bigger iPhone per se (previous), only one that doesn't meet its standards. (live blog)
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  • Sam Liu
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    "We have some incredible plans that we have been working on for a while,"

     

    He said something like this last year and I was disappointed.

     

    I think the shareholders were more disappointed.
    28 May 2013, 11:36 PM Reply Like
  • milehr
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    Disappointment is a personal thing.
    28 May 2013, 11:43 PM Reply Like
  • iOS7 needs to revolutinize
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    Lol, nice.
    29 May 2013, 12:18 AM Reply Like
  • imac007
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    Disappointment needs to be a stepping stone moving you from your frustration to acceptance, and on to reality. Reading the two enclosed linked articles will add up to a great reality check.

     

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    29 May 2013, 11:46 AM Reply Like
  • whiplash1
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    Apple is an arrogant company that doesn't listen to its market. The iPhone is a pretty child's toy and not for the businessman. Search engine, keyboard and spell-check are terrible. They don't want to compete against the BlackBerry market. I'm going back to BlackBerry as soon as my carrier stocks them.
    29 May 2013, 12:00 AM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    As soon as the carrier stocks them.....oh they must have sold out because of the long lines and all the people waiting days for them ....
    29 May 2013, 12:20 AM Reply Like
  • gensearch2
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    Sorry, I've forgotten. Why was it that users left Blackberry in droves again?
    29 May 2013, 06:06 AM Reply Like
  • u01bsb0
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    you are an arrogant person...apple must have been doing something right if it became the largest cap company on earth...(2nd at the moment now though, but probably not for too much longer)
    29 May 2013, 06:19 AM Reply Like
  • whiplash1
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    BlackBerry sat on their laurels, thought they were "IT" and were left behind. But they are coming back.

     

    The businessman is not interested in cute toys; they need a tool that works for them. No games and cutsie little apps. A good solid communication tool. with easy keyboard functions and search a powerful search engine and spell check system. If apple wants more market share, they will address these concerns. Otherwise, BlackBerry will make a comeback.
    29 May 2013, 03:24 PM Reply Like
  • Tales From The Future
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    "But they are coming back. "

     

    Good luck with that scenario, maybe in a niche, but I doubt they ever gain lots of marketshare, Android and iOS won smartphones.
    30 May 2013, 12:42 AM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    Bbry will have to fight for scraps with Nokia....
    30 May 2013, 05:14 PM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    That must be why rim tried tablets and failed and now dismisses tens of billions per annum by droppings it from product line...it was supposed to be an iPad killer remember lol...
    30 May 2013, 05:23 PM Reply Like
  • Skippy09
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    I have even more confidence in Mr. Cook after watching him put the senate in it's place regarding corporate tax code. This was a comedy, the guys that wrote the corporate tax laws vilifying a CEO who was only following the rules they wrote.
    This is a very successful businessman who probably puts in more hours in a week than Levin and his minions do in a month.
    JMHO.

     

    Long AAPL and sleeping well.
    29 May 2013, 12:03 AM Reply Like
  • commentator babble
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    What an unmitigated disaster for Apple. No product news, no hints, a ruling out of large acquisitions with its huge cash position, a ruling out of content purchases. Blathering about apple messenger and iTunes, as if that is what the world was waiting to hear. And an assumption that we will all sit and wait until Apple is ready to tell us about what it has been doing with its shareholders' time and money for the past 18 months. Why would this famously secretive company agree to a high profile interview if it had nothing to say? I have always thought Tim Cook should be given every chance to succeed, but I really think time is up, pencils down, and Mr. Cook might have to go.
    29 May 2013, 12:19 AM Reply Like
  • raincity
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    I enjoyed the talk. I'm fine with them waiting to discuss a product when it's ready. Why tip your hat to the competition that loves ripping off your ideas?

     

    Tim Cook is doing a fine job.
    29 May 2013, 01:33 AM Reply Like
  • samuel.kirz
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    You're joking right?
    29 May 2013, 01:56 AM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    google search: "Tim Cook" cringely

     

    This brings up the challenges Apple faces.
    29 May 2013, 02:59 AM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    I would agree that "Tim Cook is doing a fine job."

     

    But not doing an extraordinary job that Apple consumers like myself would expect if I was a shareholder.

     

    Not long AAPL
    29 May 2013, 05:33 AM Reply Like
  • babun
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    When are you selling your shares?????
    29 May 2013, 12:06 PM Reply Like
  • babun
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    agreed...today business is different than how it was ran in the past and how it will be run in the future...apple consumers are not apple business runners...personally opinion and frustration of new products is like buying a certified lamborgini only to find that the neighbor has a new Hundai....happy to live with the first one as my personal perfernce
    29 May 2013, 12:06 PM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    Bloomberg just stated apple has over 10 thousand patents..I knew they had a bunch......those patents will land somewhere.....
    29 May 2013, 01:01 AM Reply Like
  • imac007
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    FYI
    http://bit.ly/yrBMeN
    29 May 2013, 01:27 AM Reply Like
  • pman6
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    "Incredible" is the most overused adjective by Apple/ Tim.

     

    and every time Tim opens his mouth, the stock drops more
    29 May 2013, 05:10 AM Reply Like
  • Financehulligan
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    Borrowing now exceed 2.4 percent of its GDP for just the third time in history. Earlier occasions? 2000 and 2007. A bit scary facts..

     

    http://tinyurl.com/5un...
    29 May 2013, 07:09 AM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    link broken
    29 May 2013, 11:29 AM Reply Like
  • Stevenix
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    Tim Cook is doing a fine job as head of the corp., what Apple needs is a better front man. Someone that can express some confident excitement about the company. Whoever is in charge of new products and R&D needs some help.
    29 May 2013, 08:05 AM Reply Like
  • jewelg
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    I have been thinking the same thing for a while now. This is keeping down the investor moral as much as anything. There is no spark of excitement now and for Apple's future. There has been SOOOO much negativity that all thing apple are just out of balance. We need someone who can transform this before it does anymore damage.
    1 Jun 2013, 01:53 PM Reply Like
  • crash9010
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    I think this sums it up. http://bit.ly/13ihgjZ
    29 May 2013, 08:30 AM Reply Like
  • JUDOKA
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    If you're long the stock and griping,sell the stock and quit stewing.
    29 May 2013, 10:23 AM Reply Like
  • didkie
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    Apple is doing just fine even if some of you have to "throw rocks at things that shine". What I like about Apple is they are not limited by want has been done before. They will push beyond the expected!!!!
    29 May 2013, 11:46 AM Reply Like
  • bjnflicks
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    I see a 50% move in AAPl stock this year, easily.
    Anyone bashing the stock now has amnesia. Apple could move the stock 200 points just by completing its already promised buyback plan. And the current price assumes Apple will fail and go slowly out of business. Why anyone could believe that boggles the mind. Or maybe they have an ulterior motive. The facts are the facts. AAPL is the most undervalued major stock in the world now, bar far, and still the best and most profitable brand in the world. Makes no sense I know. Go figure. Or better yet just buy it. All you can down here in the toilet. It wont be here long.
    29 May 2013, 11:56 AM Reply Like
  • YokoskaJP
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    I may be prejudiced since I have been a fan of Apple purchasing every new gadgets it introduces. At 77 I'm still interested in new Apple products that make my old life more interesting. I'm very much confident that Apple will weather present negative sentiment with breath taking products in many years to come. I'm still long on Apple.
    29 May 2013, 11:57 AM Reply Like
  • milehr
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    The negative sentiment is manufactured.
    29 May 2013, 04:44 PM Reply Like
  • cityjimmy
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    AAPL has made big bucks for owners and pleasure for users. It is still doing that and paying a dividend too. where do all these critics come from, they hardly even existed until Fall 2012., only praise and appreciation. Turncoats it looks like, with every pitiful reason in the world given to attempt to make some of these critics look smart or something. Long on AAPL. jim
    29 May 2013, 12:03 PM Reply Like
  • jmtz57
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    Everyone I know that owns a Samsung Galaxy is waiting for the new I phone or their phone contract to to expire. to get an I phone .
    Android was supposed to kill the I phone. I know people who work at Apple and they seem to have as much confidence in their upcoming products as Tim Cook. The only people panicking are the Apple haters . But then again they think the blackberry is a better phone.
    29 May 2013, 01:53 PM Reply Like
  • pocohonta
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    "We have some incredible plans that we have been working on for a while," Hey, that sounds like something a husband would say when the wife ask if he forgot their upcoming anniversary : )

     

    I'm surprised that the stock didn't spike up 10+ points today, based on that one comment alone. The sentiment on this stock is so negative right now that nothing Tim Cook can say will prop up the stock. But then again, when everyone and their uncles are bearish, that's when we need to be bullish.
    29 May 2013, 02:11 PM Reply Like
  • BTNelson33
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    I'm ready for Tim Cook and Apple to blow apart the current "bundle" model of Cable/Satelite TV. I pay $127 per month for Direct TV for 500+ channels. I watch 5-10 of them. The only thing local ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox channels are good for is sports. If the NFL or Apple offered a League Ticket app - I wouldn't need Direct TV. I will judge Tim Cook's success on his ability to bring a product from design to market. He really hasn't done this yet. Anything else is just Apple momentum ...
    29 May 2013, 05:43 PM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    Aapl could blow away all the others as long as it does hurry up with a half baked attempt...booyah
    6 Jun 2013, 04:54 PM Reply Like
  • mogwan
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    FinanceHolligan,

     

    Your commment:
    Borrowing now exceed 2.4 percent of its GDP for just the third time in history. Earlier occasions? 2000 and 2007. A bit scary facts.

     

    Let me ask you- if you had the ability to 'borrow' at the points Apple will pay to fund their buyback, how large would you go?

     

    I believe some analyst stated that at the rate Apple was paying for money, they could easily take the company private and retire the debt in a few years. This is partly true; as the major obsticle once again is Apple's offshore cash holdings and the penalty it would pay to buy US stock listed in New York.

     

    Those minor issues aside, if the bond underwriters failed to do their due diligence, then perhaps they could run around professing the sky is falling... however it doesn't seem like Apple had too much trouble doing the deal...

     

    We should all be as creditworthy (including the US Gov't)
    30 May 2013, 08:42 AM Reply Like
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