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[3]: Color me unimpressed
by steve_s on Wed 25th Jan 2012 19:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Color me unimpressed"
steve_s
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Jeez, don't be a jerk man.

Sure, there's going to be some stock in the supply chain, but you don't see resellers cutting prices of Apple devices to move inventory. There are no indications at all that resellers are sitting on Apple devices they can't shift.

There will also have been some stock sitting at resellers and in warehouses at the beginning of the quarter too, which they will have sold during the quarter.

If resellers weren't selling the devices, they wouldn't be buying more of them from Apple to resell. The difference between Apple's figures and sales to end-users is going to be minimal - probably well under 1%.

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