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Cook: iPhone 6 month ‘for the record books,’ extended days off awarded to Apple staff

Published Sep 24th, 2014 7:15PM EDT
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Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday morning sent a memo to all Apple employees, 9to5Mac reports, praising their work that lead to the huge iPhone 6 launch that made September “one for the record books.” The exec also revealed that all Apple employees will receive more days off during Thanksgiving than they normally get in most years.

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In the memo, Cook talked about the recently announced iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iOS 8, Apple Pay and Apple Watch, but also about upcoming products such as OS X Yosemite that’s supposed to launch in the coming months and Apple’s renewed interest in protecting the user’s privacy.

“Just two weeks ago, we launched the biggest advancements in iPhone history with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which our customers absolutely love,” the exec said. “We introduced Apple Pay, a new service which will make mobile payments easier, more secure and more private. And we previewed the next chapter in Apple’s story with Apple Watch, our most personal device ever and one which has already captured the world’s imagination.”

“Each of these introductions represents years of innovation and hard work by teams all across Apple,” Cook said. “Many of you have put the best work of your lives into these amazing new products, which bring together world-class hardware, software and services in the way only Apple can. This is what we do best, and the result transforms people’s lives. It’s simply inspiring.”

The full memo is available at the source link.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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