Following yesterday’s Q3 2010 profit and revenue news here are some important points and numbers from the conference call.
The following chart shows the revenue from Apple’s major products:
From The Mac Observer:
â€¢ Appleâ€™s Mac unit sales increased 33% year over year to 3.47 million units, well ahead of IDCâ€™s numbers for the overall PC market, which grew 22% year-over-year.
â€¢ Apple wasnâ€™t specific, but said that both desktop and laptop Mac sales beat the overall market.
â€¢ iPod touch sales 48% year over year
â€¢ iPod revenue grew 4%, even while unit sales decreased 8%….
From World of Apple:
â€¢ Passed 5 billion App downloads.
â€¢ Apple will defer $175 million to buy cases which will be recognised upon delivery to customers.
â€¢ iPhone 4 demand is unprecedented. Tim Cook: â€œWe are selling every unit we can make currently.â€
â€¢ $2.17bn made on sales of iPad and accessories. iPad sales alone was about $2.1bn….
From The Apple Blog:
â€¢ On the issue of the iPad cannibalizing the Mac, it was suggested instead that a kind of â€œsynergyâ€ could happen. Looking at the iPod, it was â€œfelt the iPod created a halo for the Mac,â€ as â€œiPod volumes took off, you see a dramatic change in Mac sales back in time.â€ And people thought Apple forcing the iPad to be tethered to a computer was a mistake.
From Edible Apple:
â€¢ iTunes Store Revenue checked in at $1billion+ during the quarter
â€¢ Retail revenue is up 74%
â€¢ Cash on hand is an astounding $45.8 billion
â€¢ North Carolina data center should be operational by the end of the year
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