Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Apr 2012 20:56 UTC
Apple Another solid quarter for Apple. "The Company sold 35.1 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 88 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 11.8 million iPads during the quarter, a 151 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4 million Macs during the quarter, a 7 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 7.7 million iPods, a 15 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter." The official Apple Money Pile: $110 billion. That's where those 47% profit margins you pay go to!
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RE: Sales?
by testman on Wed 25th Apr 2012 05:39 UTC in reply to "Sales?"
testman
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2007-10-15

People are looking at them on display, but are signing up for the new HTC OneXs' and Samsung Notes.

Cool story bro. Here's another anecdote for you: I visited China for business less than a week ago. I more brand-spanking new iPhones and iPads than anything else. Nearly everyone from managers to staff had one; even the courier had one!

From New York Times, April 24, 2012:

Mr. Cook said that Apple’s quarterly revenue from China was $7.9 billion, about 20 percent of total company revenue. Furthermore, that was triple Apple’s China sales in the same period a year ago.

That's a lot of shipped units for a country that is supposedly more interested in HTCs and Samsung Notes.

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RE[2]: Sales?
by kwan_e on Wed 25th Apr 2012 07:03 in reply to "RE: Sales?"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"Mr. Cook said that Apple’s quarterly revenue from China was $7.9 billion, about 20 percent of total company revenue. Furthermore, that was triple Apple’s China sales in the same period a year ago.

That's a lot of shipped units for a country that is supposedly more interested in HTCs and Samsung Notes.
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The interesting figures would be how much of them were first time purchases, and how many of them were switches from one to the other. I find it highly amusing with all the voodoo reasoning surrounding sales figures. The numbers are too opaque (we don't know what different kinds of sales they are composed of) to make any meaningful prediction about how these quarterly sales figures would contribute to the next quarter, or even the next two years.

Unlike the West, the Chinese don't have any concept of brand loyalty. Value for money is the only thing that matters to the average Chinese. Let's wait until Apple's customer service reputation becomes properly embedded in people's minds and watch their decisions when they make their next purchase.

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RE[3]: Sales?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 25th Apr 2012 08:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Sales?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Android is obliterating iOS in China.

Google Inc's Android mobile operating system (OS) was the top smartphone platform in China last year, growing its market share by about 35 percent in the world's largest market for mobile phones, a Chinese technology research firm said.

At the end of 2011, Android had 68.4 percent of the smartphone OS market by the number of smartphones sold, up from 33.6 percent at the end of the first quarter of last year, Beijing-based research firm Analysys International said in a report on Tuesday.

The cementing of Android's dominance in China came at the expense of Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia whose Symbian OS saw its market share more than halve to 18.7 percent last year.

Apple Inc, whose iPhones are seeing strong demand from wealthier Chinese cities, posted a modest growth in 2011, with the market share of its iOs operating system rising from 4.1 percent in the first quarter to 5.7 percent at the end of the fourth quarter.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/10/net-us-android-apple-idUS...

Edited 2012-04-25 08:17 UTC

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