Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer: Apple to Have 'Very Busy Fall'

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    During the question and answer portion of Apple's third quarter earnings call, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer suggested that Apple will have a "very busy fall," following it up with a statement that he'd like to "leave it there and go into more detail in October."

    Apple is expected to unveil a number of products in the fall months, including the next generation iPhone, the fifth generation iPad, the low-cost iPhone, and refreshed MacBook Pros.


    All of the products on the horizon are expected to include impressive new features, including a fingerprint sensor and an upgraded camera for the iPhone 5S, an iPad mini-style redesign for the fifth generation iPad, and Haswell processors for the new MacBook Pros.

    The company is also rumored to be working on additional projects such as the iWatch, and according to Tim Cook, Apple's catalyst will always be "new products and new services" in both current product categories and "in new categories."

    Apple's iWatch, which has been trademarked in multiple countries, is not expected until 2014 despite the fact that Apple has recently hired a number of new employees to work on the product. "We're working on some stuff that we're really proud of, and we'll announce things when we're ready," said Cook during the call.

    Article Link: Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer: Apple to Have 'Very Busy Fall'
  2. viperGTS macrumors 65816

    Nov 15, 2010
    Still hoping that the iPhone 5S is out in September. :(
  3. hangloose macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2011
  4. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    October seemed about right, glad he clarified
  5. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

    Nov 26, 2012
    Chigwell, England
    Hopefully something 'revolutionary' on the cards, rather than boring refreshes/updates of existing products...
  6. jonnyb macrumors 65816

    Jan 21, 2005
    Rye/London, UK
    That's not the interpretation I give Oppenheimer's comment. He was talking about GM and said he wanted to say more about it in October at the next results call. That doesn't necessarily mean that the products are coming in October. It might be September.
  7. Nunyabinez macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    I like that Apple has gotten a little bit of its secrecy mojo back. I know this is a rumors site, but I still love it when a keynote hits me with something I wasn't expecting. Hoping that this Fall has some mind-blowing stuff.
  8. Faux Carnival macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2010
    An iPhone 5 with dual flash. Yes DUAL ****ing flash!
  9. baryon macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2009
    So we're not expecting a Retina MacBook Pro refresh until October???? I thought it could be any day now, if you look at the Buyer's Guide…
  10. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    Beds, UK
    Surely the more detail in October relates to the next financial call rather than products? Sure, products can be launched in October, but, I'm pretty sure that comment related to the next call.
  11. ghostface147 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
    A very busy fall, including the re-launch of the developer
  12. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    Not really considering they did release their new products in october in 2011.
  13. Ddyracer macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    Lol, obviously. Apple has barely released anything the last 9 months. This cramming stuff in the fall plan is kinda dumb but what do i know right? ;)
  14. mmberry1 macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2012
    He's referring to the next earnings conference call not a product launch.
  15. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    As long as the fall includes properly built iMacs.
  16. Zaqfalcon macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
    "Apple's iWatch, which has been trademarked in multiple countries, is not expected until 2014 despite the fact that Apple has recently hired a number of new employees to work on the product."

    "despite the fact"? Hiring new employees to work on an iWatch recently, indicates to me that it won't be available for quite some time. These new staff can't make something instantly. Unless the new employees are working in the marketing department, I wouldn't be even entertaining the idea of iWatch being a reality until 2014 at least.
  17. Dark-Sider macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2011
    A finger print sensor is not impressive. Maybe the tech improved but HP ipaqs had this back in 2003
  18. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Consider the big jump from ipad to ipad 2.

    IWatch already designed to test the waters this fall.
    But hiring for designers for iWatch2 to really blow the market away.

    Disclaimer I don't really believe this is the case.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
  19. Pyrrhic Victory macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2012
    I am holding out to buy my first smartphone and tablet for these new products, I hope they are good.
  20. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2010
    Well at least by Peter saying we will talk more about that in October pretty much confirms September release dats at the latest for new iDevices. But nothing really new here. Its always September.
  21. Nunyabinez macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    He said they will have a very busy fall. What could lead to a busy fall? Obviously the reason that you have a busy fall is because new/updated products come out. Unless he knows about some recovery in the economy that is coming. So, yes he will give more detail in the financial call in October about all the revenue from new products between now and then.
  22. iLoveiTunes macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2011
    "busy fall"

    "very busy fall" -- No pun intended. :D
  23. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Beat me to it. Yes: new products BY October, not IN october necessarily. That's why Cook plans to talk about them in the October conference call.
  24. Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    October? Damn...was hoping for September releases :( Maybe they give us an updated Retina Macbook Pro as an appetizer in September :D
  25. GoldenJoe macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2011
    Hoping for a retina iPad mini, and genius covers for iPhone. That's right - build the keyboard or gamepad right into the cover like the old Versa, and watch a whole new revolution in mobile games.

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