Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, has sent out an email to employees, thanking them for their hard work, listing off Apple's innovations for the year, and promising even more of the same for 2014. Mark Gurman obtained a copy of the full text. In part, from 9to5Mac:
We have a lot to look forward to in 2014, including some big plans that we think customers are going to love. I am extremely proud to stand alongside you as we put innovation to work serving humankind's deepest values and highest aspirations. I consider myself the luckiest person in the world for the opportunity to work at this amazing company with all of you.
It's not just the iPhone 6, updated Apple TV, mythical iWatch, next generation iPads or Macs, or even OS X 10.10 or iOS 8, it's the company and the values and vision that continues to work at making existing products better and new, complementary products that make them, in sum, beyond better. Cook has taken to exemplifying those values, enabling Jony Ive, Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller, Eddy Cue, and the hardware, software, and services teams to pursue those visions.
2013 was back-loaded to the extreme, with not a peep out of Apple until WWDC in June, and then an avalanche from September on. That they'll be making more phones, tablets, computers, and everything that comes with them is obvious. How they'll make them and release them, and how they'll continue to tell the story of Apple and customer experience, is what I'm looking forward to.