Apple just bought Beats, but that doesn't mean it's not carefully planning the launch of its own products, and according to Apple SVP Eddy Cue, the company has some very exciting ones in the works.
“We’ve got the best product pipeline that I’ve seen in my 25 years at Apple,” Cue told Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg Wednesday at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
No specifics were given, and it could just be Apple's standard pre-launch hype. However, 2014 really could be an interesting year for Apple.
We know that the company's upcoming product lineup includes an iPhone — the question is, how many iPhones, and what will be their screen sizes? A rumor from May claimed the iPhone 6 might have a 4.7-inch screen and a very thin profile, and we've also heard talk about Apple launching more than one iPhone this year.
We can also expect Mac upgrades on all fronts (an ultrathin 12-inch MacBook Air is one of the most exciting rumors we've heard), and probably a new iPad Air and iPad mini.
Most importantly, we've heard talk about several completely new product categories, including a smartwatch and a smart home system.
We'll know a little bit more about Apple's plans at this year's WWDC conference, which runs from June 2 - 6 at Moscone West in San Francisco. For the rest, we'll probably have to wait until August or September.