Now Apple CEO Tim Cook says they’ll ship in a few months.
Cook’s remarks came during a conference call to discuss Apple’s latest quarterly earnings report.
Here are a few other interesting news from the report and conference call:
- Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones during the latest fiscal quarter (ending December 27th, 2014). That’s a new record.
- The company also saw record revenue from Mac sales and record App Store performance
- Apple had revenue of $74.6 billion and profits of $18 billion for the quarter… both of which were also new records.
It’s not surprising that the company sold a lot of iPhones. After years of selling models with 3.5 inch or 4 inch displays while competitors offered smartphones with much larger displays Apple finally introduced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch screens, respectively. Apparently there was pent-up demand for larger iPhones.
What’ll be interesting to see is whether the company can repeat the trick next holiday season.
The Apple Watch might help. It’s a new category of product for Apple. While Samsung, Motorola, LG, Asus, and many other companies have been offering smartwatches for a while, Apple’s approach stands out.
The company’s watch will include the usual features such as support for viewing notifications from your phone, fitness tracking, and remote controlling music playback on your phone or tablet. But you can also use the Apple Watch to control video playback on your Apple TV, use it as a remote viewfinder for your iPhone camera, and use it instead of a credit card at retail locations that support Apple Pay.
Apple will offer models with 1.5 inch and 1.65 inch displays and it will be available in a range of materials including aluminum, stainless steel, and 18K gold. You’ll probably have to pay a lot more than the starting price of $349 for that last model.