As expected, Apple held a conference call this morning to discuss plans regarding its stockpile of cash. Although investor relations and iPad numbers were the highlights of the call, Tim Cook did make another interesting announcement.

When asked about Apple’s growth outlook — now that it’s going to spend $10 billion dollars repurchasing stock, investors want to know how it’s going to make that money back — Cook said that Apple’s “pipeline is full of stuff…”

The question, more specifically, was regarding a comment the CEO made at the end of Apple’s March 7th iPad event, which was something along the lines of “you haven’t seen anything yet.” Here’s Cook’s full response:

“We had an incredible growth last quarter, it was 73%, despite the base that it’s growing upon being very large. So I think the growth speaks for itself. And let me tell you, I am extremely confident in our future. The pipeline is full of stuff. And I think our customers are going to be incredibly pleased with what they see coming out.”

So you have to wonder what the Cupertino company has up its sleeve for 2012. Cook couldn’t possibly just be referring to Mac and iPhone upgrades when he says that Apple has a lot of exciting new products coming out this year. Could he?

One thing is for certain. Apple has the money to make almost anything happen. The next 12 months are going to be rather interesting.

What new products do you think we’ll see?

[The Verge]

  • Thats pretty exiting stuff right there 🙂

  • a real apple tv i wil bet on that !

  • i think iPhone 5 is on its way =)

  • iPad 3, iPhone 5, iTV, iPod 5G, Macbook Pro Mid-2012, Macbook Air Mid-2012, NewMacBook, OS X Mountain Lion, iOS 6.0, iOS 7.0?

  • Dan

    Wasn’t too impressed with the iPad 3 (New iPad) personally, here’s hoping he can actually innovate and not ride Job’s posthumous coattails.

  • Maybe an New kategory of product? Somethinge like Icube or Macbrella or something… Wth am i saying? COME ON IPHONE 5!!!!!

    • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    I think the iPhone 5 is certainly a “no brainer” for later this year.

    The nice surprise product would be an actual Apple Flat Screen TV with Retina!!!

  • Anonymous

    One more comment…. With Apple buying back $10 Billion in stock as well as it now hovering around the $600/share mark – what are the chances for a stock split?

    In light of the buy back, it almost seems to me that they want to keep their stock with this high price???

  • we need the ipod touch 5g. it has been too long since any itouch upgrades

  • I think it’s going to be a real Apple TV. Not just a set top box. There’ll also be a redesign on the Macbook series as well as the iMac and Mac Pros.