During the Q4 Apple earnings call, Cook addressed words spoken by Steve Jobs in the past regarding a 7-inch tablet
On comments that Steve made before about 7 inch tablets, let me be clear, we would not make one of the 7 inch tablets, we don’t think they’re good products, we’d never make one. → Read More
On the Apple Q4 conference call, both CFO Peter Oppenheimer and CEO Tim Cook took a moment to defend the iPad’s pricing in response to a question about what they think about comments it’s too high. Not surprisingly, both defended the pricing decision and talked quality. Cook argued that they didn’t want to create a device that gets users to buy, but then doesn’t get used. → Read More
During the Q4 2012 earnings call today, Tim Cook fielded a question regarding the upcoming strong financial push that Apple will be making this holiday season. As you know, Apple had a strong Q4 and has just re-launched its complete lineup of products. It’s before Christmas, so someone is getting goodies in their stockings their year.
Cook said that customers are delighted with Apple products… → Read More
The iPad mini’s gross margin is “significantly below” the rest of Apple’s product line at $329, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said on the company’s conference call today. He said that’s driving lower guidance for the upcoming quarter despite a number of new products just-launched across its lineup of offerings. → Read More
Apple’s Q4 results mean we also now have the total hardware sales the company managed for the 2012 financial year. The company sold an amazing 125.04 million iPhones, 58.23 million iPads, 18.1 million Macs and 35.2 million iPods. To put that in perspective, it sold only 72 million iPhones across all of FY 2011. → Read More
Apple managed to sell a lot of iOS devices over the last three months. But iPad sales are still declining. They are down 17.6 percent to 14 million compared to 17 million in Q3 — a bit more than expected. Analysts expected at least 15.55 million units, and sometimes more. Apple missed on those sales. → Read More
Today, as we check out Apple’s Q4 2012 earnings, we learned that the company did an amazing $4.2B in sales in its retail stores alone. In Q3, that number was about $4B.
People lining up at its retail stores for an iPhone 5 certainly helped Apple march towards an impressive quarter, and things are slowing down. It’s clear that the iPad also had something to do with that, as the company announced… → Read More
Apple had another solid quarter for hardware sales, with iOS device sales leading the charge. iPhone sales were up from last quarter, and increased 58% year over year thanks to the iPhone 5, which was on sale for a little while ahead of the end of the quarter on September 30, but in the end sales disappointed analyst expectations across the board. → Read More