Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Tuesday that the iPhone maker will not go through “the same challenges” as competitors and said he’s confident the software is up to the task.
Cook was speaking at a tech conference in San Francisco where he reiterated that Apple won.
The company, which last week unveiled the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, has been under pressure to improve the technical aspects of the iOS operating system, which is designed to be used for smartphones.
It has also been working to get its software up to speed with new Apple hardware.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a session at the ‘The World Beyond Tech: The Next 50 Years of Mobile Technology’ conference at the Hotel du Luxembourg in Brussels, Belgium, November 25, 2018.
The company has been accused of slowdowns in the development of iOS 6, which has not been released yet for the iPhone 6, and has been criticized for its lack of transparency.
Apple’s iOS 6 software is based on a “next-generation platform” that runs on hardware from Apple, and Cook said he expects it to be ready in time for the fall.
He also said the iPhone 5S will remain on the market and that the 6 is a “very compelling” device.
Cook did not mention a potential price point for the new phone.
The iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s are priced at $650 and $649, respectively.
Apple said it will launch the iPhone 7 next month.