Apple had an amazing third quarter and the company was never going to lay out its plans for the next iPhone or iPad but it did release a nugget of information by saying that it will be having a “product transition” soon which would impact its next quarter.
“We have a future product transition that we’re not going to talk about today …” Peter Oppenheimer, Apple CFO, said during today’s conference call in reference to its next quarter’s guidance.
What does this mean for you and me? Well, this product transition is likely the move to the next iPhone, which has widely been expected to debut by the Fall. This doesn’t necessarily confirm that, as the transition could also be the new line of iPods which generally are introduced in September but we all know a new iPhone will be coming in the not-too-distant future.
The rest of the conference call was pretty standard stuff, as Apple again said that it sold every iPad it could make for the quarter but it is working hard to alleviate any supply issues. In a bit that probably made RIM cry, Apple made a specific point to talk about the uptake of the iPad in enterprises. Sorry PlayBook.
As for the iPhone, the company is seeing tremendous growth in the Asia Pacific region, as sales have nearly quadrupled from the same period last year. When you combine the iPhone, iPod touch and iPads, Apple has sold more than 220 million users.