Tim Cook talks iPhone, Apple Watch, focusing on India and more at employee Town Hall
Following Apple's Q1 earnings announcement, CEO Tim Cook and other senior executives held an employee Town Hall meeting at Apple's headquarters, where Cook talked about iPhone sales, continued expansion in emerging markets, iPad growth and Apple Watch sales figures, Apple Campus 2, and upcoming products.
9to5Mac offered up highlights of the event, starting with sales of the iPhone, and expansion to new markets:
It is no wonder that India is a key market for Apple, where the vendor crossed the $1 billion sales mark in November. Q4 2015 was the company's best-ever quarter in India, with 800,000 shipments. Apple is now looking to bring the Apple Retail Store to the country, and is in talks with the government to facilitate the establishment of its own retail stores.
Cook also talked about Apple's expansion in China, stating that the 40th retail store will be opened in the country by the end of the summer. As for a more affordable version of the iPhone with pared-down features aimed at emerging countries, Cook said that "people across these regions are willing to spend more for a better experience."
Cook said that Apple TV and tvOS have laid the groundwork for a "bright future for Apple in the living room," while sharing his excitement for upcoming hardware, with the oft-rumored iPhone 5se slated to launch later this quarter. It is possible Apple may bring more of its services to Android after launching Apple Music on the platform:
Cook talked about Campus 2 as well:
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