Tim Cook spoke to Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher about Apple’s future last night at the All Things Digital D11 conference. Among the many themes covered, we will mainly retain those of iWatch, iTV, iOS 7, OS X 10.9 and finally APIs for developers.
About the various rumors concerning a possible iTV, Tim cook once again declared that the world of television was a real source of interest for Apple : “I don’t want to go into details, but it continues to be an area of great interest to us”.
The man adds that his partners have allowed him to know more about the subject: “And the popularity has been more than we thought, and we don’t advertise”.
A full-fledged TV or a new box? The mystery remains…
Tim cook find the subject of connected watches ” extremely interesting And states that this could be an area of interest for Apple. For the anecdote, the CEO wears a Nike Fuelband bracelet on his wrist, which he considers to be completely natural.
However, he finds that the innovation is not yet sufficiently advanced: “So I think there are a multitude of things to repair in this environment.”
As a reminder, according to the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, theiWatch could be released in 2014 with a 1.5-inch screen (read: iWatch: a 1.5-inch OLED screen?).
iOS 7 and OS X 10.9?
About the future operating systems of the apple company, Tim Cook spoke of his need to produce extraordinary products and software: “The magic is at the intersection”.
However, Cook refused to discuss possible changes in the management team: “I don’t want to talk about people who aren’t there […] Craig Federighi takes care of iOS and OS X, Eddy Cue of services ».
We will obviously know more when the WWDC 2013 to be held on June 10.
API for developers?
Tim cook then said that developers will have more freedom and control over iOS (7?). Thus, third-party applications from theApp store will be able to use certain iOS functions in the future, as is already the case with Android.
Finally, the fifties spoke about Facebook Home and its Chat Heads function: “Users love our current integration with Facebook services. I’m not sure about Chat Heads, but there is always more to do. We will do other things together “.