Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 21:01 UTC
Apple Apple sold 1.1 million iPhones during its fourth quarter, the company said in its results statement on Monday. This brought total sales of the iPhone to 1.39 million since its launch and pushed the company's revenue to USD 6.22m (GBP 3.04m) for the quarter. The good news was not solely to do with the iPhone, however, as the company also reported shipping 2.1 million Mac computers, representing 34 percent growth over the fourth quarter of 2006. Apple 'exceeded the previous quarterly record for Mac shipments by 400,000', the company said in the statement. Additionally, News.com tries to look beyond the marketing.
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Well Done
by siraf72 on Thu 25th Oct 2007 01:14 UTC
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2006-02-22

Self proclaimed apple fan saying : well done ladies and gents at Apple. - SPOILER WARNING- rest of post is about how great Apple is-

I've been a multi-platform user since my uni days. After 8.6 I switched to linux (on my mac hardware.... I hated system 9). I switched back after 10.0 (as crappy as it was). haven't regretted a day since. I still dabble in the MS and linux world every now and again though.

These financial results make perfect sense to me as I have seen it in the real world. in the last year alone i've converted a third of my workplace to apple (much to the detriment of our CTO. No amount of TCO conversations seemed to help, but hey, I'm just the biz dev guy). Over the last two decades I managed to convince non-computer savvy relatives to switch but there has been a real change over the last two years where i've seen everyone from java developers to CCIE's switch. The irony is that one of the biggest Tipping_Points (TM?) seems to have been vista. . ;)

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