CUPERTINO, Calif. ( TheStreet) -- Apple ( AAPL) CEO Tim Cook took center stage at the Goldman Sachs ( GS) Technology and Internet conference in San Francisco Tuesday, offering investors a brief glimpse into the tech giant's long-term strategy. Cook, who took over from Steve Jobs last year, has hinted that investors can expect a new era of transparency from the tech giant. Apple, for example, recently released its supplier list, an intriguing move by the notoriously secretive gadget maker.
Apple CEO Tim Cook
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company also said earlier this week that the Fair Labor Association will conduct audits of its Chinese supplier network, including Foxconn factories in Shenzhen and Chengdu. The audits come after allegations that Apple suppliers committed labor abuses. "Apple takes working conditions very, very seriously," said Cook, during the Goldman event. "We care about every worker - we believe that every worker has a right to a fair and safe work environment." Furthermore, investors were closely monitoring Cook's comments for signs that the company may start paying a dividend again. Speaking during the event, Cook acknowledged that Apple is now discussing a dividend "in greater detail." Check out our blog recap for more details from Cook's keynote. -- Written by James Rogers in New York. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/jamesjrogers. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.