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March 2, 2012

The Apple Economy is driving half million US Jobs

Ten years ago a share in Apple would have set you back $12.50. Yesterday, thanks partly to recent news of record profits for the final quarter of 2011, the technology giant’s share price rose above $500 for the first time. A hundred dollars invested in Apple in February 2002, around the time it unveiled its redesigned iMac, would have swelled to almost $4,000 today. The same investment in Sberbank, Russia’s biggest state-owned bank, would now be worth more than $3,700.
Many people are concerned about the labor that supports the creation of Apple products overseas, for instance at the enormous Foxconn facility in China. What about US Jobs, how much has the Apple economy contributing to " American Job opportunities.  Apple  which has been smarting under  the  controversies over Chinese Labor conditions at Foxcon, which supplies hardware equipments for the iPhone and iPad  released an  report on the Contribution of Mac economy on the US state of Employment , Apple said today. Among manufacturing, transportation, app development and Apple’s own workforce, Apple estimated it supports 514,000 jobs in the United States. 

The numbers at a glance

  • 210,000 iOS app economy jobs in the U.S.
  • 248,000 registered iOS developers in the U.S.
  • 5000+ iOS developer jobs available now on job search aggregator
  • $4 billion paid to Apple developers from App Store sales

The numbers at a glance

304,000 current U.S. jobs supported by Apple:
  • 47,000 jobs at Apple
  • 257,000 jobs at other companies, in fields that include:
    • the development and manufacturing of components, materials, and equipment
    • professional, scientific, and technical services
    • consumer sales
    • transportation
    • business sales
    • healthcare

February 15, 2012

January 27, 2012

With 37 million iPhones and 15 million iPads,Apple sales rise 73%

Apple reported quarterly profit that more than doubled as holiday purchases of the iPhone catapulted sales to a record. Apple sales  rose 73%, to $46.3 billion. Apple sold about 37 million iPhones; the previous record was 20.34 million. Customers snapped up the 4S, which went on sale in October, a week after the death of co-founder Steve Jobs. The results mark the first time the company's quarterly revenue topped Hewlett-Packard Co.'s
In December, about 45% of U.S. shoppers who bought a smartphone in the previous three months said they purchased an iPhone, up from 25% in a study done two months earlier, 

Apple sold 15.4 million iPads, topping the 13.5 million projected by analysts. iPhone sales on average were predicted to reach 30.2 million.

Apple as as of  Jan,2012 controls  62% of the tablet market in the third quarter, according to researcher IDC.The popularity of the iPad and iPhone has also buoyed Apple 's line of Mac computers. The company sold 5.2 million Macs in the first quarter, vs. 4.9 million in the previous quarter.