This is truly amazing. You can find out more from the DigiTech Trio Web page.
This is a surprisingly heartwarming look at the people who make their living crafting footballs that will be used in the Superbowl.
OK, now I want to test drive a Tesla.
Here’s a link to Apple’s official sales numbers. The first column shows the quarter that we’re interested in, labeled Q1’15. Note that total iPhone sales went from 51 million units from Q1’14 (a year ago) to 74 million units this last quarter. That’s a 45.9% increase.
Here’s Tim Cook, responding to an analyst question:
You can see from the March guidance that we’ve given that we’re incredibly bullish about iPhone going forward. We believe it’s the best smartphone in the world, our customers are telling us that, the market is telling us that. We’re doing well in virtually every corner of the world, and so we’re very bullish that it does have legs. I would point out that only a small fraction of the installed base has upgraded, so there’s a lot more people within the installed base, but I would also point out that we had the highest number of customers new to iPhone last quarter than in any prior launch. And also that the current iPhone lineup experienced the highest Android switcher rate in any of the last three launches in any of the three previous years. We didn’t look back to the other years, I don’t know about those.
First, “only a small fraction of the installed base has upgraded”. Not sure what that small fraction is, but this is followed by, “we had the highest number of customers new to iPhone last quarter than in any prior launch” and “the current iPhone lineup experienced the highest Android switcher rate in any of the last three launches in any of the three previous years”.
These are solid indicators all the way around. There is still lots of room for growth within the installed base, and the potential market for iPhones continues to grow outside the installed base. Some of that growth is coming at the expense of Android cannibalism in existing markets. But we also know that Apple is making headway in establishing new markets, especially in China.
These are remarkable results. Apple might just survive.
Apple on Tuesday recorded a record first quarter profit of $18 billion on $74.6 billion in revenue. These results compare to revenue of $57.6 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Apple said iPhone unit sales of 74.5 million also set a new record. Apple also sold 5.5 million Macs and 21.4 million iPads in the quarter.
International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue, according to Apple.
“We’d like to thank our customers for an incredible quarter, which saw demand for Apple products soar to an all-time high,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Our revenue grew 30 percent over last year to $74.6 billion, and the execution by our teams to achieve these results was simply phenomenal.”
Looking forward to the second fiscal quarter, Apple said it expects revenue between $52 billion and $55 billion.
A new iOS update is available for download. Apple lists five bugs that have been fixed, including reducing the amount of storage needed to do an update. iOS 8.1.3 is a 247MB download that you can get by going to Settings > General > Software Update on your iOS device.