Following today’s blowout numbers, we just received word that Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a short email to Apple employees congratulating them both on a record setting holiday quarter and starting 2012 with the launch of a groundbreaking initiative for education with iBooks 2 and iPad textbooks.
Perhaps most enticing, Cook told everyone to report to Town Hall tomorrow either in person or through their AppleWeb online portal at 10 a.m. PT to discuss “some exciting new things going on at Apple.” Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs typically held such meetings following major product launches like the iPad and iPhone.
Cook’s last all hands email was sent just one week ago and discussed Apple’s supplier responsibility report.
Today’s email from Cook is pasted below:
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.
- Apple: a record 1.4 million Apple TVs sold last quarter, still considered a hobby (9to5mac.com)
- Tim Cook issues email to Apple employees following 2012 Supplier Responsibility Report (9to5mac.com)
- Apple publishes 2012 Proxy Statement for investors, reveals Tim Cook earned $377 million in compensation during 2011 (9to5mac.com)
- Apple posts record-breaking results for holiday quarter: 37.04 million iPhones, 15.43 million iPads, 5.2 million Macs 15.4 million iPods (9to5mac.com)
- AAPL reaches all-time high of $429 a share, market cap closes in on $400B (9to5mac.com)