Following Apple’s fiscal fourth quarter 2013 earnings release on Monday evening, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a letter to employees thanking them for their hard work. In it, Tim Cook said that Apple’s “business has never been stronger, and we are heading into the holidays with an amazing lineup led by the new iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, the stunning iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display.”
Cook’s statements were largely reflected in Apple’s earnings release, in which Apple posted an EPS and revenues that beat Wall Street expectations. Still, some financial analysts were worried about Apple’s decreasing margins, especially as it kicks off its fiscal first quarter of 2014 during the holiday season.
Tim Cook also said during Apple’s earnings call that we can expect a lot more from the company in 2014, including Apple’s first steps into “new product categories.” That suggests we may see Apple’s long rumored iTV, in addition to a possible iWatch. Tim Cook’s letter, obtained by 9to5Mac, follows below.
We’ve just posted financial results for fiscal Q4, including record-setting iPhone sales. I am happy to report that Apple’s business has never been stronger, and we are heading into the holidays within amazing lineup led by the new iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, the stunning iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. You and your teams work incredibly hard to deliver the very best products in the world, and our customers simply love them. I’m extremely proud of the collaboration going on across the company and everything we’ve accomplished as result of this great team effort.
Please join me for an employee communications meeting tomorrow at 9 AM Pacific time. The meeting will be broadcast to locations throughout Cupertino and Apple offices across the world. AppleWeb has a complete list of sites where you’ll be able to watch live or see a replay in certain time zones. We’ve also created a link on AppleWeb where you can submit your questions in advance, and we’ll do our best to answer as many as we can during the meeting. I look forward to hearing from you.