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Apple earns record $13B on sales of 37M iPhones, 15M iPads and 5.2M Macs

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Apple announced Tuesday the best quarter in its corporate history where earnings rose more than 117% to $13.06 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share, on record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion.

The results compare to revenue of $26.74 billion and net quarterly profit of $6 billion, or $6.43 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 44.7 percent compared to 38.5 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 58 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

“We are very happy to have generated over $17.5 billion in cash flow from operations during the December quarter,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the second fiscal quarter of 2012, which will span 13 weeks, we expect revenue of about $32.5 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share of about $8.50.”

Apple sold an all-time high 37.04 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 128 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter, in addition to a record 15.43 million iPads -- a 111 percent unit increase.

The Cupertino-based company also sold 5.2 million Macs during the quarter, a 26 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter, and another record benchmark. Meanwhile, iPod sales came in at 15.4 million units, a 21 percent unit decline.

“We’re thrilled with our outstanding results and record-breaking sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Apple’s momentum is incredibly strong, and we have some amazing new products in the pipeline.”

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q1 2012 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PST. AppleInsider will provide full coverage.
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First!

The numbers are OFF THE HOOK!!
post #3 of 89
Apple is done because Android is killing it in the market........
post #4 of 89
What?! Slapppy's theory of shrinking market = doom and gloom isn't working?!?
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Any comments, Microsoft ?



post #6 of 89
Well, it wasn't 38 million iPhones, so we'd better start selling the stock.
post #7 of 89
Not too bad...
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post #8 of 89
Slapppy... Slapppy... Slapppy... Is that you... I can hardly hear you... Speak up and be counted!
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post #9 of 89
Smash Volley.

What's that? Almost 100 Billion in the bank?

Lemon Bon Bon.

You know, for a company that specializes in the video-graphics market, you'd think that they would offer top-of-the-line GPUs...

 

WITH THE NEW MAC PRO THEY FINALLY DID!  (But you bend over for it.)

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You know, for a company that specializes in the video-graphics market, you'd think that they would offer top-of-the-line GPUs...

 

WITH THE NEW MAC PRO THEY FINALLY DID!  (But you bend over for it.)

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AAPL trading around $460 after hours
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5.2 million Macs?

That's over 20 million a year. When does the userbase crack 100 million Macs? It's game on..?

Lemon Bon Bon.

You know, for a company that specializes in the video-graphics market, you'd think that they would offer top-of-the-line GPUs...

 

WITH THE NEW MAC PRO THEY FINALLY DID!  (But you bend over for it.)

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You know, for a company that specializes in the video-graphics market, you'd think that they would offer top-of-the-line GPUs...

 

WITH THE NEW MAC PRO THEY FINALLY DID!  (But you bend over for it.)

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post #12 of 89
Amazing numbers! Go Apple!

Apple is Doomed!™
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WHERE THE HATERS AT NOW??!!

Great job, great Company! Hopefully the stupid manipulators and BS'ers can be pacified for a while.
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Jesus jumped up! NO ONE saw these numbers...
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Why are iPods still mentioned? The world has moved on, and it's upgraded to the iPhone.
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That's what's up! Go Apple!
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"With some great exciting stuff in the pipeline???"

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post #18 of 89
Breathtakingly impressive.
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You all are just brainwashed iSheep, and Apple just has good advertising. That's the only reason that people buy Apple products. It's not because they are the best products.

Can your iPad do what my Kindle Fire and my other Android tablets can do? I don't think so.

The fact of the matter is that the iPad is too smooth and too responsive. I'm a recovering Alcoholic (it's been 13 days since my last bottle of whiskey) and I happen to love the lag inherently built into Android. I see it as a useful feature for somebody such as myself who happens to have slow reflexes and a damaged nervous system. When I press an icon, I like that it sometimes take a while to register, it gives me time to think. Everything happens too quickly and too smoothly on the iPad.

37 million iPhones isn't really that impressive. 37 million Android phones are probably given away every month for free! And that 3.5" screen size is too puny compared to my 5" Android phone with an extra battery which I lug around in my knapsack. With that extra bulky battery, I get a total of 2.2 hours of usage. That's not too bad, don't you think?

I'd love to write more about how wonderful Android is, but I have to go now. It's time to root my phone again. Cya!
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You all are just brainwashed iSheep, and Apple just has good advertising. That's the only reason that people buy Apple products. It's not because they are the best products.

Can your iPad do what my Kindle Fire and my other Android tablets can do? I don't think so.

The fact of the matter is that the iPad is too smooth and too responsive. I'm a recovering Alcoholic (it's been 13 days since my last bottle of whiskey) and I happen to love the lag inherently built into Android. I see it as a useful feature for somebody such as myself who happens to have slow reflexes and a damaged nervous system. When I press an icon, I like that it sometimes take a while to register, it gives me time to think. Everything happens too quickly and too smoothly on the iPad.

37 million iPhones isn't really that impressive. 37 million Android phones are probably given away every month for free! And that 3.5" screen size is too puny compared to my 5" Android phone with an extra battery which I lug around in my knapsack. With that extra bulky battery, I get a total of 2.2 hours of usage. That's not too bad, don't you think?

I'd love to write more about how wonderful Android is, but I have to go now. It's time to root my phone again. Cya!

Holy crap! Slapppy hacked Apple ]['s account!
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You all are just brainwashed iSheep, and Apple just has good advertising. That's the only reason that people buy Apple products. It's not because they are the best products.

Can your iPad do what my Kindle Fire and my other Android tablets can do? I don't think so.

The fact of the matter is that the iPad is too smooth and too responsive. I'm a recovering Alcoholic (it's been 13 days since my last bottle of whiskey) and I happen to love the lag inherently built into Android. I see it as a useful feature for somebody such as myself who happens to have slow reflexes and a damaged nervous system. When I press an icon, I like that it sometimes take a while to register, it gives me time to think. Everything happens too quickly and too smoothly on the iPad.

37 million iPhones isn't really that impressive. 37 million Android phones are probably given away every month for free! And that 3.5" screen size is too puny compared to my 5" Android phone with an extra battery which I lug around in my knapsack. With that extra bulky battery, I get a total of 2.2 hours of usage. That's not too bad, don't you think?

I'd love to write more about how wonderful Android is, but I have to go now. It's time to root my phone again. Cya!

I think the 15+ million iPads may have been the biggest surprise - especially given all the talk about how Kindle Fire was eating Apple's lunch.

Can't wait for Amazon to release actual numbers this week. It will be fun to watch their stock plummet.
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Why are iPods still mentioned? The world has moved on, and it's upgraded to the iPhone.

While the iPod market is declining, the iPod product line is more popular with a younger demographic, the 13-24 year old group that often can't afford a smartphone cellular contract. There will always be some kids who need to start with a relatively inexpensive device.

A lot of iPhone users will also have a shuffle or nano around anyhow for exercising (running, cycling, the gym).

Note that over half of Apple's iPod sales are the iPod touch. Steve Jobs said that the iPod touch was training wheels for the iPhone. The kid with the iPod touch today is next year's iPhone user.
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Can't wait for Amazon to release actual numbers this week. It will be fun to watch their stock plummet.

Will they actually do that? Amazon hasn't ever released numbers before
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Apple's swiming in money
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The rate of increase of the rate of increase is falling!!! Apple is DOOMED.
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I knew the analysts were full of shit when they lowered their iPad numbers. They started saying 13 to 13.5 million but a few of us kept saying 15 million.

Way to go Apple!
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post #27 of 89
After-hours trading has given me a few heart-attacks.

It's a really good feeling to be an AAPL owner. My office colleagues got out ages ago because they didn't have thick-enough skin. It's funny watching them right now kicking each other.

I had an opportunity to buy more a couple months ago when it was in the $380 range but even I got a little conservative. My current holdings definitely has me being a happy camper!!

Go APPLE!! It's quite relishing to see Slappy and all the other iHaters getting b!tch-slapped yet again.

Oh, and by the way.... Apple is doomed.
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I just made 30 000 $ in one day. WoW.
and this is my first week trading options.

Go Apple
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Why are iPods still mentioned? The world has moved on, and it's upgraded to the iPhone.

They have to give Slappy a place to hang his hat. He'll be all over that iPod number.
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post #30 of 89
I wish Steve lived to see these numbers.

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post #31 of 89
No doubt this has to be one of the best blowout quarters ever seen by anyone. Well done.

A few things that did jump out at me personally,

- Nearly 60% of the business this quarter was not in the US. Interesting.
- Comparing YoY for the quarter doesn't make sense since they moved the iPhone launch this year.
- The sub $9 target for Q2 suggests to me on wild speculation there won't be an iPad 3 until Q3 or at the earliest very end of Q2.
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post #32 of 89
Still laughing, Monkey Boy!

After this announcement the board at MS might be taking some ideas from RIM...
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post #33 of 89
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Why are iPods still mentioned? The world has moved on, and it's upgraded to the iPhone.

I hope Apple continues with the iPod line. My car has an iPod interface and I bought an iPod nano simply to plug it in my car and leave it in there. I certainly don't want to use a more expensive iPhone or iPod Touch that I will never really handle since I can control it from my dashboard.

Can't beat the nano/shuffle for true portability if you're jogging or at the gym.

There's a market for these kind of devices. Selling tens of million units is still nothing to cry about. There is still a huge market for a non-touch iPod.

Go APPLE!
post #34 of 89
If I could I would quit the stock buying club I quit 19 years ago because they voted down my choice of Apple for a tech stock. $10,000 in Apple stock would have gone a long way when it was trading around $30. Instead we bought some lame-o company that tanked the following year. I was so pissed and am reminded each time Apple breaks records.
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http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...ry.html&page=2

Andy Zaky and Horace Dediu called it almost right on the money over a month ago
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I knew the analysts were full of shit when they lowered their iPad numbers. They started saying 13 to 13.5 million but a few of us kept saying 15 million.

Way to go Apple!

In previous quarters, the non-professional analysts were closer to final results in almost all cases (with Q4 2011 being one of the few exceptions). In this case, even the non-pros greatly underestimated the results and the pros were WAY off.

http://www.technobuffalo.com/compani...2012-earnings/

It's really funny how far off most of the 'expert' analysts were. Just like every quarter but one for the past 2-3 years.
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I wish Steve lived to see these numbers.

As do all of us Alumni who know what he'd say. To Steve this would just be the start of the conversation and how more resources will go into Apple reinventing and inventing new markets for years to come.
post #38 of 89
So why can't other company do what apple does, they proven that a tech company can make money without have to figure out how to make it for less.

SO what does wallstreet start hamming Exxon for losing their number one position in the world. Apple just made Oil company profits.
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Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of the rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
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post #40 of 89
Apple revenues more than double Microsoft's. Ten years ago nobody would have predicted this.
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