Jim and Dan discuss the Úll conference, Apple's Q2 earnings, secret new products, the iWatch, the Mac Pro, the iMac's missed opportunity, the WWDC announcement (and the hidden meanings in the image), how to attend WWDC, the state of Windows, and more.
Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 second quarter ended March 30, 2013. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $43.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $39.2 billion and net profit of $11.6 billion, or $12.30 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 37.5 percent compared to 47.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 66 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
Apple revealed on its Q2 2013 quarterly earnings call that it has seen 45 billion App Store downloads and had paid out $9 billion to developers, with $4.5 billion alone coming in recent quarters.
During Apple's Q2 investor call, CEO Tim Cook teased "the potential of exciting new product categories," and suggested that the company will announce new products in the fall. "We've got a lot more surprises in the works," Cook said. "Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software, and services that we can't wait to introduce in the fall and into 2014. We continue to be very confident in our future product plans." Cook said that there will be "really great stuff coming in the fall and across all of 2014."When asked about the new product categories, Cook declined to provide a specific timeframe, suggesting a new category may not appear this year. "The reality is that the work we do to produce truly innovative products is very hard," Cook said. "I assure you that we're working very closely with manufacturing partners to achieve a very exciting roadmap."
It’s been whispered about for a while now, but the above image allegedly shows the never before seen, rear shell of the rumoured budget iPhone. What do you think of this fantactus find? Could it really be the real deal?
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Apple has reportedly stopped placing component orders for its Mac series products recently and related upstream suppliers so far have not yet received any word about when the US-based vendor will resume its orders, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.The suppliers originally expected to finish digesting their Mac inventories in April, but are now stranded waiting for further instructions from Apple.The sources revealed that Apple's Mac orders to the supply chain dropped to almost nothing after the Lunar New Year holidays. Apple had high hopes for its Mac product lines and placed aggressive orders at the end of 2012
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has on a number of occasions offered accurate information on Apple's product plans, recently published a new research note outlining his expectations for Apple's fifth-generation iPad. Kuo expects mass production and shipments of the new iPad to ramp up in the August-September timeframe, with the device registering roughly 15% thinner and 25% lighter than the current full-size iPad.
Over the past quarter, Google Play has achieved higher growth rates than the iOS App Store for both downloads and revenues. While Google Play reached close to 90% of the iOS App Store downloads in Q1 2013, the iOS App Store maintained its strong lead in monetization, earning about 2.6x the app revenue of Google Play.
On April 28, 2013 Apple will celebrate the anniversary of its iTunes Store, and even after 10 years the company continues to lead the market in digital music downloads. According to the latest information from The NPD Group, a global information company, with a fourth quarter (Q4) 2012 unit share of the paid music download market reaching 63 percent, Apple dominated the market for paid music downloads, followed by AmazonMP3 at 22 percent. Eight out of ten digital music buyers downloaded their tracks and albums from Apple’s iTunes store in Q4 2012.
Apple Inc's shares fell below $400 on Wednesday for the first time since December 2011 after a chip supplier's disappointing revenue forecast fanned fears about weakening demand for the iPhone and iPad as competition intensifies.
The stock dropped below $400 briefly before bouncing back to end 5.5 percent lower at $402.80, losing more than $22 billion of market value in a single day.
Cirrus Logic, which makes analog and audio chips for the iPhone and iPad, on Tuesday warned of a reduced product forecast from one customer - which it did not name. But 90 percent or more of its business comes from Apple, making it a key indicator of demand for iPhones and iPads.
This 7-port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hub offers the freedom to choose which USB devices you want active. Compact and travel friendly, it's equipped with a selectable power switch for each individual port. There's no need to unplug any unused USB peripherals, such as flash drives or scanners... instead, just select which devices you want active. Includes AC adapter and 2 ft. USB 3.0 extension cable.
Microsoft may recant its Windows 8 design theology, bloggers reported Tuesday, by offering Windows 8 users an option to bypass the "Modern" UI and by restoring the Start button and menu to the beleaguered operating system.
Verizon just announced its Q1 2013 financial results, which reveal positive subscriber numbers and record smartphone penetration. America's largest wireless carrier added 677,000 net new postpaid subscribers between January 1st and March 31st, up 35 percent year-over-year, and now has 98.9 million retail customers in total (including prepaid and postpaid). That works out to 34.9 retail postpaid accounts, with an average of 2.7 connections per account. Verizon also revealed that 30 percent of its accounts are on a "share everything" plan that the company introduced last July. From a financial perspective, Verizon's postpaid ARPA (average revenue per account) for the quarter was $150.27, up 6.9 percent year-over-year. Total revenue of $29.4 billion represented a 4.2 percent increase year-over-year.
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