Apple CEO Tim Cook is defending the decision to discontinue the iPhone in favor of the iPad Pro and iPad mini in a wide-ranging interview with The Hill published Monday.
“I don, I don’t believe it’s going to be changing anything,” Cook told The Hill in an exclusive interview.
We’re in a very different time in the history of computing.”
Cook added that Apple’s move was driven by two reasons: first, it was necessary to bring new features to the iPad, including a new camera, a faster processor and better graphics, and second, Apple needed to focus on its own products, like its wearable tech.
“The idea that it was going to take us out of the space where we were making devices for the iPad was very important,” Cook said.
“But I don, and I don [believe] the new features we were adding were enough to really, really drive a change.
We had the opportunity to deliver a new device with the new technologies and we did it.”
Cook’s comment that the iPad didn’t need the new hardware is the latest indication of Apple’s focus on the iPad’s future.
Apple announced last week that it would be dropping support for the original iPad, the only device on the market that was not built entirely with the latest Apple technology.
Cook, meanwhile, has repeatedly emphasized the importance of Apple products.
Apple is now offering a range of devices from the iPad Air to the Retina MacBook Pro.
The company has also launched a new product line called the iPad Mini with Retina Display, but those devices are also now limited to a limited run of 10,000 units.
Apple has also begun offering the iPad mini without Retina display, and the company has recently announced that it will soon begin selling a new iPad mini with Retinoic Display.
Apple has also said that it plans to offer a new version of the MacBook Pro with Retinas display, though the company didn’t provide details on that device at the time.
Cook, who recently became the highest-paid chief executive of the world, said that he had no idea what was in store for Apple in the coming years, but that he hoped the iPad would be an important part of the company’s future as a result of his comments.
“If I had known then what I know now, I would have never sold that device,” Cook added.
“In a lot of ways, this is just another example of how hard it is to have a long-term strategy,” Cook continued.
“It’s a long, long process.
There are some things that we’ll do that will be better.
There’s some things we’ll not do that we can be sure of.”