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Apple continues to add to its war chest, sells record numbers of iPhones

It's beginning to become a broken record when reporting on Apple's quarterly earnings, but the boys from Cupertino have done it again. Apple today announced its earnings for fiscal Q1 2012 and the results are as usual very impressive.
The company reported net profit of $13.06 billion on revenue of $46.33 billion ($13.87 per diluted share). Profit for fiscal Q1 2012 was more than double that of fiscal Q1 2011, while gross margins came in at 44.7 percent compared to 38.5 percent a year ago.
“We’re thrilled with our outstanding results and record-breaking sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “Apple’s momentum is incredibly strong, and we have some amazing new products in the pipeline.”

As for product sales numbers, Apple sold 37.04 million iPhones during the quarter (a 128 percent increase) and 15.43 million iPads (a 111 percent increase). The company's Mac sales also saw an increase, but "only" saw a 24 percent increase year-over-year to 5.2 million units.
Apple iPods, however, continue their downward spiral in this age of digital convergence. Sales of the portable music players were down 21 percent to 15.4 million units.

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RE: Apple are doomed :)
By sprockkets on 1/24/2012 11:44:08 PM , Rating: 2
In case you didn't know, melgross is a forum moderator at

Does that post make more sense now?

Look, apple is doing great, and they have a great ecosystem. And if there is any other company that comes to mind that acts just like them, it is Disney, specifically their theme parks. I bring them up because a tech writer sumed up how I feel about apple nicely: "I like Disney World, but I wouldn't want to live there." :-)

RE: Apple are doomed :)
By tayb on 1/25/2012 1:34:03 PM , Rating: 2
No, it doesn't. It doesn't explain why the original post was voted down to a -1 and the subsequent post, which presented nothing but erroneous circle jerk material for Android fanboys, was voted up to a 5.

This is what has become of the Anandtech user base.

RE: Apple are doomed :)
By ClownPuncher on 1/25/2012 2:03:56 PM , Rating: 2
Because Tony Swash posted it. Check his posting history and you will see the light.

RE: Apple are doomed :)
By Tony Swash on 1/25/2012 6:44:31 PM , Rating: 2
Because Tony Swash posted it. Check his posting history and you will see the light.

I am posting this just for you - have a nice day :)

• Apple reclaimed the title of the world’s most valuable company $415B vs Exxon Mobil’s $413B

• The $97.6 billion in cash that $AAPL has is higher than the market value of $448 of the companies in the S&P 500. (Capital IQ)

• This was the 2nd highest profit quarter of any company ever. ExxonMobil’s Q3 08 profit of $14.8 billion needed $147 barrel oil and $140 billion in revenue. (WSJ)

• Sales rose 73% to $46.3 billion — so much for the law of big numbers working against them (Golson)

• In 2009, Apple sold more iPhones than it did in 2007 and 2008 combined. In 2010, Apple sold more iPhones than it did in 2007, 2008, and 2009 combined. Last year, Apple sold 93.1 million iPhones, slightly more than it did in in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 combined (Matt Richman)

• Apple’s profit of $13.1 billion was equal to their revenue in Q4 2010

• If Apple was a country, its market cap would make it 29th biggest nation, its annual revenue would make it the 52nd, its cash position 66th, and its earnings 79th, in terms of GDP (Global Macro Monitor)

• Apple’s profits ($13 billion) exceeded Google’s entire revenue ($10.6 billion) (Manjoo)

• Google would activate 59,653,187 Android-based devices during Apple’s fourth calendar quarter. Apple has said that iPod touch sales make up more than half of all iPod sales. That means Apple sold at least 7.7 million iPod touches. And that number, plus 37.04 million iPhones and 15.43 million iPads, means iOS outsold Android last quarter. (Matt Richman)

• Apple sold three times as many iPads as Amazon sold Kindle Fires (Tech Crunch)

RE: Apple are doomed :)
By trajan24 on 2/17/2012 9:21:59 PM , Rating: 2
Apple makes far more PROFITS than ANY smartphone maker. They are above 50% of the profits for the whole INDUSTRY.

RE: Apple are doomed :)
By sprockkets on 1/25/2012 2:05:40 PM , Rating: 3
If you don't want to be butt hurt over your -1 ratings, apple insider is just a click away. There, you will find all the apple fanatics/cultists/sj worshipers and those who fap all day to Daniel Dildo's articles.

In other words, this site's readers don't tolerate apple asholes gloating over their success, anymore that apple sites don't like the fact that apple lost their lawsuits against the world.

RE: Apple are doomed :)
By tayb on 1/25/12, Rating: 0
"This week I got an iPhone. This weekend I got four chargers so I can keep it charged everywhere I go and a land line so I can actually make phone calls." -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
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