Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jan 2012 22:08 UTC
Apple Apple reported its quarterly results, and thanks to the iPhone 4S and the iPad, Apple is putting out bizarre figures - 37 million iPhones, 15.5 million iPads. "The Company sold 37.04 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 128 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 15.43 million iPads during the quarter, a 111 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 5.2 million Macs during the quarter, a 26 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 15.4 million iPods, a 21 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter." Is this the end of Android's dominance, or just a single uberquarter due to the new iPhone?
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RE: stop the nonsense
by rhavyn on Thu 26th Jan 2012 06:59 UTC in reply to "stop the nonsense"
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If Apple are so brilliant at business maybe they should try running supermarkets, processing food, making TVs or refrigerators and discover what a truly competitive industry is like.

Apple runs a retail chain that has the highest revenue per square foot of any retail chain in the world (revenue per square foot being the standard for measuring this stuff). Higher than high end jewelry stores like Tiffany's, higher than large department stores, higher than supermarkets. But I'm sure that doesn't count either.

Cause, you know, Apple just competes with stupid consumer electronics companies. Everyone knows that growing from 10 billion in revenue 5 quarters ago to 40 billion revenue today is totally easy in that market.

Edited 2012-01-26 07:00 UTC

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