After a D: All Things Digital conference Tuesday evening will be like a walk in the park for Tim Cook. Cook's chat will kick off the conference and starts at 6 p.m. PT.Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations about Apple's tax practices last week, an interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at
The Apple CEO will likely address questions about his views on tax policy and the growth of the mobile market, as well as Apple's competitive battles with Samsung, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and others. Samsung, with its broad array of Android mobile devices, and Google, with its wearable Glass, are starting to take some of shine off of Apple.
But, we aren't likely to hear from Cook any specifics on what Apple is introducing in the coming months. It's been more than seven months since Apple introduced a major product, the iPad mini, and the natives are getting restless with rumors about an iWatch, Apple TV, iOS 7, iRadio and new iPhones and iPads.
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Nor will Cook have much to say about theover alleged e-book price fixing. Apple is slated to testify in the case if it goes to trial, which is scheduled to start June 3.
Still, you can expect Cook to get grilled on all of these subjects and more. Check back in with CNET a little before 6 p.m. Tuesday, when we will use ScribbleLive to bring you live text and photos.
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