Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage tonight to sit opposite veteran journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg at the tenth D: All Things Digital (D10) conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. It is Cook’s first major interview since he became the official CEO of Apple last year.
Steve Jobs was known for the interviews he gave at D conferences throughout the years, including his famous face-off with Microsoft’s Bill Gates in 2007. Cook took the stage to talk about the state of Apple under his leadership.
Cook started the interview by giving a larger picture of Apple as a company right now.
On the new iPad, Cook said “I’ve never seen a product in tech that consumers loved pretty instantly.” According to Cook, Apple is just in the “first inning” of the iPad, hinting that the product lineup will grow larger and expand over time. Cook credited the iPod for introducing many customers to the Mac, and he said that the iPhone’s growth is continuing to propel it into different parts of the world, like China and the Middle East.
When asked about what products Apple is introducing at WWDC on June 11th, Cook responded,”We’re going to introduce some great stuff. I think you’re gonna love it.”