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Nsanity said:

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Apple's latest quarter once again beat Wall Street expectations in both revenue and earnings, sending its shares up 4% after the close of the market. Apple's revenue for their fiscal second quarter was $39.2 billion, up from $24.67 billion in the same quarter last year. Apple's profit was $11.6 billion, which works out to $12.30 per share, up from $6.40 per share in last year's Q2.

Analysts had expected Apple's earnings to be $10.04 a share on $36.81 billion in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.

This is all driven primarily by iOS; Macintosh unit sales grew by 7% compared to last year, while iPod unit sales declined 15%. Looking at the specific hardware numbers, Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones during the quarter, an increase of 88%. The company also sold 11.8 million iPads, an increase of 151%.

Putting the numbers in perspective, Microsoft sold about 16 million Xbox 360s worldwide in 2011, and Sony is expected to sell about 15 million PS3s worldwide for their fiscal year (which ended in March). Nintendo's total 3DS sales from March 2011 to March 2012 will probably end up at about 12 million units worldwide.

Apple is currently selling almost 12 million iPhones every month, and about 4 million iPads every month. Apple is selling about 10 times as many iPhones every month as Microsoft sells Xbox 360s, and about 4 times as many iPads (and 12 times as many iPhones) as Nintendo sells 3DS units every month.

Given Apple's track record for the past several years, we should expect their sales to continue to improve, with new versions of hardware and their operating systems arriving every year. It's easy to see from those numbers why game publishers are paying very close attention to the iOS smartphone and tablet markets.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-04-24-apple-fy-q2-revenue-earnings-beat-estimates-again

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sad.man.loves.vgc said:


Wow. How many iPhones have been sold so far? I really didn't think the latest model was gonna boost sales but boy was I wrong.

this is the chart before this quarter:





Face the future.. Gamecenter ID: nikkom_nl (oh no he didn't!!)

just look at the pic i posted, it seems like the wall street analysts have absolutely no clue compared to the independend analysts who were much closer to reality. reminds me on pachter, the most reputable person has the worst predictions^^



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Those numbers are mindblowing. To think that the first time I saw an iPad I thought it only was a big iPod, and now I use it everyday for work... It's incredible what Apple has done in the last 5-7 years.

Kynes said:
Those numbers are mindblowing. To think that the first time I saw an iPad I thought it only was a big iPod, and now I use it everyday for work... It's incredible what Apple has done in the last 5-7 years.

What kind of work?



apple our new overlord in the wild digital world, i would hope this would drive their competitors to be more bold, but they do not seem to take the initiative to do so, if only MS or google would force software updates through.


MS looks to be moving boldly in a unification/design direction with the next iteration of their hardware & software, but they are unwilling to force the issue of distribution, and make take the necessary cost hit to force their new ecosystem on the world.


its strange i find my self pulling away more and more from apple, i was and am still a diehard fan, but the hardware i need is no longer offered or updated in a somewhat timely manner, its been almost 3 years for the mac pros, and the gpus/ram on the 17inch macbook pros has not been where it should be i find my self looking outside apple (i built my own tower to replace my aging g5 tower from 03 that had served me well, its a file server now) and as come time to replace my macbook pro now 6 years old i hope to see a refresh that will grab me, as i don't mind paying an apple tax if i can get the right hardware


the moves in the OS area have bothered me to the locking down of the in 10.8 OS, the unnecessary forced obsolescence of hardware from the OS. OSX was from the start vey open and very mod able the use of terminal and access to its unix core, i fear this is headed away as IOS is integrated into OSX, while the move to intel should be celebrated for allowing growth and application porting simplicity. the move form 32-64 in lion to make some intel cpus unable to run the OS was unnecessary OSX had been hybrid 32/64 since 10.2 with the introduction of a special build for the g5, and by its nature was cpu agnostic and could quickly be modified to switch cpus weather it be arm/powerpc/intel i know its well within their rights to restrict this but it would be nice if they maintained publicly the open base (i would place a large bet internally they keep builds going for powerpc)

sorry for my ranting here, just someone who enjoys tech and looks at where the future is leading and for the first time does not seem to agree with a large arch of it, …. and vie been dreaming of touch screen laptops, and desktop setups since 2000 when i played with my first one



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Nsanity said:
Kynes said:
Those numbers are mindblowing. To think that the first time I saw an iPad I thought it only was a big iPod, and now I use it everyday for work... It's incredible what Apple has done in the last 5-7 years.

What kind of work?



Silly you.. Learn to read between the lines: he uses it everyday for p0rn..



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Nsanity said:
Kynes said:
Those numbers are mindblowing. To think that the first time I saw an iPad I thought it only was a big iPod, and now I use it everyday for work... It's incredible what Apple has done in the last 5-7 years.

What kind of work?

Stock management/doing some proforma invoices on the go/customer relationships... Our CRM and B2B softwares are web based, so I can use an iPad to do most of the work that I used to do with a laptop.

 

NiKKoM said:

Silly you.. Learn to read between the lines: he uses it everyday for p0rn..


Tsk, don't tell anyone. :D