“We sold over 75 million iOS devices in the holiday quarter alone,” says Cook
After posting record quarterly earnings at a scheduled conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed employees with a heartwarming message thanking everyone for their efforts to get Apple where it is today.Despite disappointing Wall Street with its disclosures, Tim Cook is not short for words when it comes to patting his troops on the back.
As analysts gamble on the company’s fluctuating stock, the Apple chief tells his employees, “Team, We’ve just reported another record setting quarter, thanks to everyone’s incredible hard work and focus.”
The CEO acknowledges sales of a whopping 75 million iOS devices in the holiday quarter alone, which Cook believes is “a testament to the strength of Apple’s innovation.”
The Apple chief asks staffers to join him for a meeting tomorrow in one of the company’s auditoriums.
“Please join me for an employee communications meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m. Pacific time in the auditorium of De Anza 3. We’ve created a space on AppleWeb where you can submit your questions in advance, and we’ll do our best to answer as many of them as we can during the meeting,” the email reads.
For those who won’t be present in the auditorium (such as the retail staffers on duty that day), Cook has commissioned a live broadcast “throughout Cupertino and at many other Apple locations.”
Apple this week reported the biggest corporate earnings in history posting record quarterly revenue of $54.5 billion / €40.9 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion / €9.8 billion.
Apple sold a record 47.8 million iPhones, 22.9 million iPads, 4.1 million Macintosh computers, 12.7 million iPods, and 2 million Apple TVs during the 13-week fiscal 2013 first quarter ended December 29, 2012.
The Q1 2013 financial results conference call is available as a webcast at www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq113. You’ll need an iOS device or QuickTime to play it.