Cook says Apple has some great stuff coming. He now is recapping the year in product announcements.
"It has been an incredible year of innovation," at Apple, he said.
Last fiscal year "We grew by about $48 billion" more than Google, Microsoft, Dell, HP, RIM, Nokia combined," he said.
Touts retail stores as the face of Apple.
Customers are sending more than 2 billion messages per day.
"We are in markets that are fast growing," Cook said referring to smartphones and tablets.
Apple sales in China: $24 billion: "This is larger than any technology company in the United States that we're aware of."
"Obviously we're looking at new categories -- we don't talk about them, but we're looking at them," Cook said.
Over 50 percent of iPad buyers in China and Brazil are first-time Apple customers; Cook confident of halo effect