Tim Cook recently spoke at the WSJDLive Tech Conference hosted by the Wall Street Journal. The full-length interview video is not yet available, but The Verge did a live blog of the entire event. Tim Cook said that Apple as a business today generates around $18 billion in annual revenue. All of Apple’s products and services make up for it.
Tim Cook also talked about the Apple Watch and mentioned that it would require daily charging as people may use it a lot. Apple is extremely dedicated towards making Apple Pay work and believes it would create a whole new revenue stream for the company and also add value for its customers. Cook also hinted at a potential partnership between Apple and the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to bring Apple Pay in China.
When asked if Tim Cook would own the Macintosh business or any of the Windows OEMs, he replied – “I’d rather own a business that’s innovative, that’s pushing the envelope, that people are using.”
For Apple’s plan of a television – Cook as always simply said – “it’s an area of a lot of interest.”. We will update this blog post once the entire video is released by WSJDLive. Until then, you can check out the live blog by The Verge.