iPhone and Mac boost Apple by 94%
'Extraordinary' Jobsian products promised
The Apple juggernaut continues to pick up speed.
Cupertino today announced its financial results for its second fiscal quarter of 2010, which ended March 27. During that quarter, revenues were $13.5bn, up from $9.1bn during the same period last year, a 49 per cent jump. Quarterly net profit also soared from $1.6bn in last year's second quarter to $3.1bn in the just-finished quarter - that's a jump of 94 per cent.
Mac sales increased, as well, totaling 2.94 million units, which was up 33 per cent from the same period last year. The iPhone also continued to be strong, with Apple selling 8.75 million phones - an increase of 131 per cent over last year's second quarter. Only the iPod slowed - its sales of 10.89 million units slipped one per cent year-on-year.
Apple's press release announcing the results made no mention of sales figures for the iPad, but in a canned statement Steve Jobs said "users are loving it". He also noted that his company has "several more extraordinary products in the pipeline for this year".
One undoubtedly being the recently outed iPhone 4G. ®
apple is only good for the printing industry and are useless.
the ipod will be a flop, the battery cannot be replace. what were they thinking?
OS X is a joke OS copied entirely from microsoft and has no real apps to run on.
the iPhone will fail and fail badly.
the iPhone has virtual keyboard, so awkward and without future.
Macbook air without an ethernet port and optical drive is just stupid.
those who buy macs are stupid fanbois who don't think.
the ipad is a stupid tool that no one will buy except fanbois.
isn't it entertaining to read posts from "know it all wannabes"? keep them coming please cause some on here like to be amused.
There was no down
Except Apple was not down last year, or the year before, or the year before that either...4.36 -> 5.25 -> 7.51 -> 9.08 -> 13.5.
Y o y o y
Why oh why oh why didn't steve jobs listen to some of the wise commenters on the reg who have consistantly pointed out failings in his business plan. It will never work...