Apple CEO Tim Cook was just on the phone with analysts talking about Apple's monster Q1 2012 results, and he had some interesting words to say about Microsoft: asked if the phone market was now a two-horse race between iOS and Android, Cook said that "There's a horse in Redmond that always suits up and always runs, and will keep running."

Cook also said that Apple couldn't predict the emergence of other players, and that he's more focused on innovating and making great products. "We'll ignore how many other horses there are — we just want to be the lead one." Seems like it's easy to be gracious when you're posting the biggest numbers in the game.