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October 4, 2011

Apple Unveils iPhone 4S, New Voice Search and iOS 5






So  !! Its not a iPhone 5 after all. Its the iPhone 4s . Apple is following the  dictum .It ain't broke, don't fix it.That seems to be Apple's motto with the latest iPhone, the iPhone 4S.

Why did it take Apple this long to release the iPhone 4S?erhaps it's the new software. iOS 5 has a lot of neat features. None cooler than the Siri feature, which allows users to talk to their phone ( Business insider )

So  after all those hype and hoopla about the iphone 5 , Apple has launched  the iPhone 4S which will run on the same chip as iPad, that is A5.  Some details emerging out  as of now are

  • The iPhone 4S is said to have a battery life of 8 hours 3G talk time and can run 10 hours of video. 
  • The outside of the device is all the same, with a new A5 chip inside – that’s dual-core graphics for “7 time faster [performance] than in the previous iPhone.” 
  • To show off this new device, Mike Capps of Epic Games was called on stage to show off one of the most awesome games of all time: Infinity Blade. Here they show the newest installment, Infinity Blade 2 as played on the iPhone 4S. 
  • The new iPhone is expected to have a number of changes, the biggest of which will likely be under the hood: the inclusion of Apple's latest iOS mobile software, iOS 5, which has been slated for release this fall. 
  • iOS 5 will include things such as wireless device setup and content syncing, and beefed-up camera, email and Web-browsing apps.
  •  A new service called iMessage will allow iOS 5 users to send text messages to each other over Wi-Fi or wireless carriers' data networks, while a folder called Newsstand will corral newspaper and magazine app subscriptions in one place to make it easier to find them. 
  • Another new feature  at  iPhone event today was a built-in voice recognition app — a "personal assistant" as they call it — named Siri. You can do things like ask about the weather or search Yelp for a nearby restaurant listing.






April 21, 2011

Apple's revenues grow by 83% YoY,while iPhone sales increase 113%

Apple reported a fantastic earning season with  $5.99 billion, or $6.40 a share, on revenue of $24.67 billion, representing 83% year-over-year growth , an acceleration over Apple's 71% growth during the December quarter.

This  has exceeded Wall Street 's expectation which was looking for Apple to report earnings of $5.37 a share on revenue of $23.38 billion. 

Now for all of us who has seen Apple's iPhone almost take over the smartphone market since the launch of iphone , digest this.According to Apple’s latest earning report, an entire half of Apple’s quarterly revenue that is 50%  is coming in from the iPhone and iPhone-related products. 

For context, Apple’s revenue a year ago was only $13.5 billion.
  • Apple sold 18.65 million iPhones in the March quarter, up 113 percent a year ago.The additional distribution by Verizon seems to have helped Apple increase their  volumes.. apart from AT and T sales channels

  • In fiscal Q4 2010, the iPhone accounted for roughly 33%. In Q1 2011, it was 39%.

  • This works out to roughly 12.3 billion dollars in revenue — or 50% — for the iPhone division alone.
  • Apple sold 3.76 million Macs in the March quarter, which was in increase of  28% year-over-year growth.
  • iPods: Apple sold 9.02 iPods in the quarter. Analysts were looking for about 10 million.

  • Apple sold 4.69 million iPads in the March quarter while  while 9.02  million iPod  were sold.
Apple's overall revenue for the quarter was $24.67 billion,For a company this size to grow this fast, and even accelerate growth, is astounding.
Key points from  CFO  Oppenheimer:
  • Mac sales have outperformed PC growth for 20 consecutive quarters. with MacBook Air and MacBook Pro  ramping  up sales . Mac channel inventory was between 3 and 5 weeks.
  • Americas and Asia iPhone sales doubled year over year. Apple has 186 carriers in 90 countries. iPhone channel inventory was 4 to 6 weeks
  • 88 percent of large enterprises deploying or testing iPhone.
  •  iPad, currently had distribution in 59 countries. “We sold every iPad 2 we could make in the quarter,” he said. He said CIOs continue to embrace the iPad.
  • Apple will open 40 new retail stores in 2011. Three quarters of those stores will be outside the U.S.