updated 06:17 pm EDT, Tue April 23, 2013
Looking at new product categories, but no timeframe
Speaking during a conference call following the company's Q2 results, Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted that the company may have no major product launches until the fall. He refused to talk about the specific timing for particular devices, but told analysts that there is "great stuff coming in the fall and across 2014." The statement may quash rumors of summer updates for the iPhone and/or the iPad and iPad mini.
Significantly, Cook also indicated that Apple is continuing to look into products in new categories, but with no other details. Apple has been widely reported as looking into two main product types: smartwatches and TVs. While there has been little news about an Apple TV set in recent months, it's believed that the company could launch a watch as soon as this fall.
The watch is expected to integrate with iPhones and/or iPads, and handle any number of tasks, ranging from calling and texting to GPS functions and health tracking. It's uncertain to what extent it will be able to operate independently of other Apple devices.