Apple CEO Tim Cook has dropped arguably the strongest official hint yet that a new iPhone from the Cuptertino-based giant will land before the end of the year.
Speaking at a Q&A on the company’s plans for the last quarter, the man-in-charge at Infinite Loop has revealed there is “incredible anticipation out there for a future product” that could only be the iPhone 5.
The Cupertino-based giant is notorious for its secrecy surrounding new product launches, particularly iPhones. However, Cook teased us with a rare bit of insight when quizzed by a Barclay analyst.
Asked whether rumours and speculations about the new iPhone have hurt sales, Cook replied: "It's difficult to sort out. I am fairly convinced that there's an incredible anticipation out there for a future product. And as you would expect given what we would be able to deliver in the past...it's a reasonable amount.”
Alas, Cook didn't reveal anything else, like when exactly we can expect the new iPhone, which has been consistently tipped to be unveiled sometime in September or October.
Rumours that the company might also be readying a smaller, more affordable version of its tablet, unofficially dubbed ‘iPad mini’, remain unanswered, for now at least.