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Apple reaffirms iPhone, says 90m iPods sold

updated 02:05 pm EST, Wed February 28, 2007

Apple CFO to speak soon

Apple's chief operating officer Tim Cook has confirmed that the company has sold 90 million iPods since October of 2001 at the Goldman Sachs 2007 Technology Investment Symposiium Conference, and reassured investors that the iPhone is still due to launch in June as originally planned. Cook spoke on the the forthcoming iPhone as well as potential iPod cannibalism, and said that the company's CFO Peter Oppenheimer will speak at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference on March 6th at around 3:00 p.m. PT. The COO answered detailed questions about Apple's stance on innovation, the iPhone, iPods, the iTunes Store, movie studios, and more. When asked how Apple keeps innovating at a fast enough pace and in a way that is differentiated enough to keep in front of what is an increasing list of competitors and a growing number of markets, Cook responded by citing Apple's track record that began with the iMac.

"Think about how the iMac has evolved. Think about the iPod, and then the iPod mini," Cook said. "Many people asked the question after the iPod mini, and wham, the iPod nano comes into effect."

Cook explained that Apple's corporate culture is very simple.

"We hire people who want to make the best products in the world, and provide an atmosphere to challenge each other to make the best products," the executive said, adding that this concept is deeply embedded in the DNA of the company.

by MacNN Staff




  1. starwarrior

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Old Man

    I wish they would hire an old man. When Mr Jobs held up a microchip computer and asked "Do you think we can sell any of these, I held up the same chip and asked "can we make a new kind of missile". We could and it is now called "The Standard Missile III". However, I did not make any money. It takes more than Genius to do what the founders of Apple did. I need work but the "kids" will not let me back in. Help.

  1. malax

    Joined: Dec 1969


    well said

    Thanks for your work on the SMIII.

  1. macnorway2000

    Joined: Dec 1969



    that's what you get for making weapons...

  1. kaisdaddy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What was that?

    Isn't it great how some people just post comments that show how ignorant they are?

    If you don't like weapons, you should love SMIII, because it is designed to take out incoming missiles that would otherwise hurt people. In other words, it is strictly defensive.

  1. Tins

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Old People Smell Funny

    We need a perfume or deodorant that's kinda like "that new car smell" but instead it would be "that new body smell, for all you old farts that smell funny"

  1. Terrin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Well, OK, not really

    Well that is a pretty simple view. As they say, the best offense is a great defense. Accordingly, when those offensive missles are being taken out by the defensive missle system, the objective is to then launch your own offensive missles to make sure the other guy can't launch any more missles.

    Moreover, the goal is to intimate the other guy by letting them know they better play ball because our missles can hit you, but yours cannot hit us.

  1. emmagreen

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Just take a look at this

    A New Treat To Apple TV

    "Now Sony has indicated the introduction of a movie download service for the PlayStation 3, to match the Xbox 360, the console war has moved into new territory - territory Apple has already marked as its own"

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