Apple to Hold Company Town Hall Discussing 'Exciting New Things' at Apple

tim cook headshotAfter today's record breaking results, Apple will be holding a company-wide Town Hall for employees discussing some "exciting new things going on at Apple." Tim Cook sent a company-wide email to employees, as posted by 9to5Mac:

Thanks to everyone’s hard work, we’re off to a great start in 2012. Last week in New York we launched a groundbreaking initiative for education with iBooks textbooks, and today we reported the strongest quarter in Apple’s history.Please join me tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. in Town Hall. We’ll review our record-setting results and discuss some exciting new things going on at Apple.The meeting will be broadcast live to many sites in Cupertino and other Apple locations. Please check AppleWeb for details.

Tim

These town hall meetings are restricted to Apple employees and it's unlikely Cook will announce anything too exciting. However, details of the event invariably leak out, and may show Apple's changes and direction internally. The Town Hall is taking place on Wed, Jan 25th at 10am Pacific.

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rdowns Avatar
163 months ago
Team, we're changing from Coke to Pepsi in the cafeteria.
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Bonch Avatar
163 months ago
They are releasing a camera, a printer, and bringing back the cube.
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Macwheezie Avatar
163 months ago
Anonymously? Isn't this a breach of the rules that apple dictates for its employees?

Let's not look too hard into the horse's mouth.
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Jaro65 Avatar
163 months ago
Team, we're changing from Coke to Pepsi in the cafeteria.

In the spirit of SJ, shouldn't it be Snapple?
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Slurpy2k8 Avatar
163 months ago
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Thanks to everyone's hard work, we're off to a great start in 2012.

Please join me tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. in Town Hall.

Tim
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It's good to see Tim Cook thanking the employees for their efforts.

While it may not seem like much to some, it's far more recognition than the team received from the prior CEO.

While today's specifics reveal Apples financial success, employee morale is quite likely to be at it's highest ever.

Tim Cook is one classy guy.
I'm sorry, but you're full of it. Amazing how many people come out of the woodwork after Steve's death with revisionist history, trying to make him seem like the devil. Steve made it a point, at the end of every single keynote, to profusely thank the employees of Apple and their families, and requests applause for them. Further, in pretty much every interview and speech of him I've seen, he always mentions that the most important thing about Apple are it's employees, and constantly gushes about their hard work, performance, ingenuity, intelligence, etc and how lucky Apple is to have such an amazing team.

So you're full of it, and distorting history in order to speak ill of the dead is a very special pet peeve of mine. Such a classless and nasty thing to do, especially when there's not a shred of truth in it.

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This is all great fun if you want the next must-have gadget, but absolute torture if your business depends on Apple. As an example, would anyone bet the farm on there being any desktop Macs at all in their offering in five years (not just Mac Pros which seem to be already EOLd)? Apple either don't understand this, or they just don't care. Should we make the jump to the dreaded PCs now or suffer for another few years before the Apple comes clean? Would it kill them to at least give out some broad indication of their long-term intent without giving away any trade secrets? That said, they are making their shareholders happy and that's the main thing, right.
If you honestly thing Apple is going to drop their mac line in the next few years, you've got more than a few screws loose. I like the fact that you make up some fantasy scenario that you hypothesize will happen without a shred of evidence, then put the blame on Apple for 'not understanding/not caring' as if you assume they will follow through with whatever the voices in your head are telling you. Yes, I will bet the farm there will be macs in 5 years. And the next 5 after that. Their mac line is growing by like 20% a quarter, while the rest of the PC industry is stagnating. I own the newest Macbook Air, and it's easily the best lapto, and the best computer I've ever owned. Lion is the best OS I've ever used. I have no clue what people are talking about when they refer to Apple 'neglecting' their mac line. They're still out-innovating and out-engineering everyone else in the field. Years after the orignal MBA was released, there still isn't any decent competition in the ultra-book segment, MBPs are still considered best in class, as is the iMac for all-in-ones.

But hey, feel free to make the jump to PCs now, just in case your conspiracy theory about Apple 'coming clean' comes true the day APple decides to commit suicide.
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artnotwar Avatar
163 months ago
I'm just hoping it's a teleportation device. I've been patiently waiting a long while for this. Even a handheld Teleportation device I'll be happy with, for now anyway...

Another possibility is expandable storage that is compatible with my brain. That's something I would invest in.
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