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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 1/25/2012 8:36:05 AM , Rating: 3
The majority of your post is denial, particularly when it comes to app selection. Android development has stalled over the last year and has completely flatlined on tablets while it continues to accelerate on iOS. Here are some hard statistics:

And that means what when it comes to finding what I need in their 350k+ selection? Absolutely nothing.

There's a world outside flurry you know.

Another interesting statistic: Crossplatform mobile developers make $0.24 on Android for every dollar they make on iOS. This is before we get into issues of OS, marketplace, and hardware fragmentation.

Neither are problems with iOS or WP7, and it's why the person I know who hates Android the most works for a major mobile developer. The Android platform is a headache given the return.

Which still has nothing to do with me. But if you must know, Google has addressed this by making it easier to spend money on the market by adding a cc.

Microsoft, the largest software company in the world, has nearly two dozen full featured applications for iOS. In just the last month they released Skydrive and an official XBox Live application for iOS. Microsoft Office for iPad will be out this year. The best you can get from them for Android are simple front ends for Bing and MSN.

And since I don't own an xbox I could care less, not withstanding the Xbox and their ecosystem is getting worse all the time, like killing 1080p support for user files.

Oh, I can't get the cable tv app for android. Now I'm all sad.

Then there of course is the issue of having applications that actually take advantage of this faster hardware, but we already addressed that above. One more hurdle.

The platform just doesn't present a good value, not unless they're $200 like the Kindle Fire. I also understand wanting a larger screen or keyboard in a phone, but for me personally it isn't worth the tradeoff in performance, developer support, and manufacturer support with updates.

Yes, you can have an opinion, no issue there.

Haha, you think that just because I believe Android is a second rate platform? Ok, cool bro.

Off to play more of the DOTA 2 beta with some friends. Bye.

- Posted from my self-assembled Windows 7 i7 desktop with 256GB SSD and SLI video.

Well if you enjoy doing that as I do I enjoy it also on my phone.

There's a set of developers Android has that iOS and WP7 never will, ones that actually work on the OS itself. Can't do that without source code.

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