Following its record Q1 earnings report, Tim Cook and other top Apple executives held a Town Hall meeting, reports 9to5Mac. The meeting took place at the company’s Infinite Loop headquarters, and served as an open discussion forum between employees and their leaders.
Citing multiple sources who attended the event, 9to5Mac says Cook and others talked about a wide range of topics. These included everything from information related to new employee benefits, iPad growth, Apple Watch sales, and they even offered teasers for future products.
Cook reportedly began his talk by putting Apple’s revenue announcements in context. He said that Apple sold enough iPhones in the holiday quarter (74.8 million units) to cover the populations of New York, London, Beijing, and Shanghai. Cook also called the Apple Watch one of the “hottest” holiday gifts, and he claimed that sales of the device exceeded those of the original iPhone in its first holiday quarter in 2007.
In response to the slowdown in iPad sales, Cook said he expects iPad revenue growth to return by the end of 2016. Cook noted that he is especially bullish on the iPad line, and sources in attendance said that Cook actually read his presentation notes off of an iPad Pro. Cook also praised the fourth-generation Apple TV by noting that Apple sold more set-top boxes than ever during the holiday quarter.
[…] Lastly, Cook touched upon questions involving Apple’s dependence on the iPhone and how India and other emerging markets play into the company’s future.
Additionally, Cook expressed his excitement over future products coming out of Apple’s software, hardware and services divisions. Perhaps most notably, he reportedly said that Apple Music on Android is a trial run for the company’s ambitions to take other services cross-platform.