Apple CEO Tim Cook has said in a letter to employees that the Apple has "never been stronger" and that he is "extremely proud" of the company and its staff.

Following Apple's Q4 2013 financial results, Cook sent out a company-wide email to congratulate employees on the quarter, during which Apple generated $7.5 billion profit on $37.5 billion in revenue and sold a record number of iPhones.

"I am happy to report that Apple's business has never been stronger," Cook wrote. "We're heading into the holiday with an amazing lineup led by the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, the stunning iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display."

"I am extremely proud of the collaboration going on across the company and everything we've accomplished as a result of this great team effort," Cook continued, presumably referring to the new collaboration between the design and engineering teams that began with an executive shakeup in October 2012 and has already resulted in iOS 7, thanks to designer Jony Ive's new software and hardware leadership.

In addition to the email, Cook also spoke to investors directly following the earnings report this week. He said that, looking ahead, Apple has got off to a great start in fiscal year 2014 and that he is "very confident in Apple's future."

Hinting at new products, perhaps the rumoured iWatch and Apple television, he also said that Apple sees "significant opportunities ahead… both in current product categories and new ones."

For all of the highlights of Tim Cook's talk, visit This is Tim: Apple's CEO on new categories, China growth and free updates.

[Via 9To5Mac]

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