"We have a lot to look forward to in 2014, including some big plans that we think customers are going to love," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a letter to its employees.

Extending greetings for the Christmas and the New Year, Cook said, "This holiday season, tens of millions of people around the world, from all walks of life, are experiencing Apple products for the first time."

"Together we've shown the world that innovation at Apple goes beyond our products to the way we do business. I consider myself the luckiest person in the world for the opportunity to work at this amazing company with all of you," he said.

Cook had earlier this year hinted that Apple had lots of products lined up for the next year including some new product segments.

(JPN)