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Tim Cook Sends Email Highlighting iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iOS 7 to Employees

After announcing the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c this morning, Tim Cook sent an email about the new products to Apple employees, reports 9to5Mac.

The email focuses primarily on the new features coming with iOS 7, and details some of the components of the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. iOS 7 has been engineered with "deep integration" for both of Apple's upcoming phones.

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Team:

Today is an important day for Apple. Many of you and your coworkers have been hard at work developing the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, which are the result of incredible collaboration between hardware and software which only Apple can deliver. In the weeks and months to come, especially as we approach the holidays, our Retail teams will help millions of customers experience these amazing products for the first time. We are also thrilled to be launching iOS 7 next Wednesday.

In addition to the stunning new user interface you saw previewed at WWDC, iOS 7 has been engineered with deep integration with both iPhone 5s and 5c including advanced 64-bit technologies in iPhone 5s. iOS 7 will ship with iTunes Radio, our free Internet radio service, and we are making our mobile iLife and iWork apps available as free downloads for anyone who buys a new iOS device so they can do amazing things with their photos, videos, documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

We made these announcements in Town Hall here in Cupertino this morning. It is a small venue which limits our ability to show the keynote live across campus and to other locations as we like to do. The event is now available to stream on apple.com, so I hope you will take time to watch it. We've also posted a Q&A with Greg Joswiak on AppleWeb about the new products and the work behind them. I hope you are as excited about the new iPhone lineup as I am. Our teams do an incredible job taking complex, cutting-edge technology and making it simple for our customers. That's something everyone at Apple can be proud of.
Cook's email clarifies that iWork and iLife will be free only with newly purchased devices and encourages Apple employees to watch the event stream on Apple.com. Cook also notes that the company has posted an internal Q&A with Apple VP of iPod, iPhone, and iOS Worldwide Marketing Greg Joswiak, which includes information about the new products and the manufacturing behind them.

Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be released on September 20, with pre-orders beginning on September 13 for the 5c. iOS 7 is set to be released on September 18.

Update: 9to5Mac posted a copy of the Q&A session with Greg Joswiak, which focuses on innovation at Apple and the features found in Apple's newest iPhones.

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17 months ago

aka the hugest scam

"You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means"
Rating: 21 Votes
17 months ago
What a huge disappointment today's launch was. SJ must be spinning in his grave about how far mighty Apple has fallen.

What would have stunned the market and made customers happy would have been a new iPhone with a 4.7" IGZO screen. Instead we got the same screen wrapped in crayola colored plastic. The door is wide open now for the competition to be the first to launch IGZO because it will be a year before the iPhone 6 comes out. And Apple will be playing catch up instead of leading.

Apple also needs to replace iTunes with something better for moving files into and out of the iPhone. I know people who moved to Android because they were frustrated with iTunes. With Samsung, for instance, you can put files on an SD card and drop it into the phone.

Elvis Costello should have played "Less Than Zero" as this year's Apple theme song.
Rating: 19 Votes
17 months ago
Any bros in here getting the gold?

And do you lift?
Rating: 15 Votes
17 months ago
Why is it that when Cook says "incredible" I no longer believe it.

With Jobs, it meant something. With Cook, it seems insincere.
Rating: 14 Votes
17 months ago
I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the 5c's price.. seriously? ?? Does anyone understand this?
Rating: 10 Votes
17 months ago
Some thoughts...

I think the "s" this year was going to be security, but then NSA news drip made that a no-go. I think the finger print sensor was going to be THE big deal, but probably bombed in focus group tests.

The move to colors is smart.

Keeping the same size and form factor is incredibly bad news--if entirely expected, as well. Apple is NOT ok and you can ask any teenager to confirm. The iPhone 5 has been a disaster for the company, despite what Apple is claiming publicly. Note the iPhone 5 release and go do a historic chart of Apple's stock price if you want some support for this claim. iPhone 5 is not solely to blame, but a bland and boring flagship product caused many people to lose their interest in Apple as a company. The 5s just confirms suspicions all the more. No edginess, no innovation, and fear of risk taking. Apple needed a bigger phone last year, and they desperately need one today.

iOS 7 looks like it's meant for teenage girls, so I'm not excited personally, but maybe the playful exuberance will hold some people's interest.

Over the last few years Apple has stopped giving a fark. They're run by super wealthy people who care more about securing a revenue stream than shipping an amazing product.
Rating: 8 Votes
17 months ago

The iPhone 5C could be one of the best profit generators Apple has ever built. It will be cheap to produce and will fly off the shelves at a record pace. Tim Cook knows how to make money and focus on lowering production cost.


aka the hugest scam
Rating: 7 Votes
17 months ago
There is only a 100.00 price differential between plastic and aluminum.

I see the 5c as holding little value, and the 5s a better buy.
Rating: 6 Votes
17 months ago
Boy do we sorely miss Jobs. You believed Jobs really meant everything he was saying. As much as I like Schiller and to a lesser extent Cook I feel the whole thing is more of a sales pitch. They go over the top and its not as believable.
Rating: 6 Votes
17 months ago

I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the 5c's price.. seriously? ?? Does anyone understand this?


Nope. Thought the whole point of a lower cost iPhone would be to increase marketshare in certain markets. Only a $100 price difference in both contract and in prepaid(off contract) isn't going to do that.
Rating: 6 Votes

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