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Jump in Apple iPhone sales leads Apple to report higher Q3 earnings

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Jump in Apple iPhone sales leads Apple to report higher Q3 earnings
Apple sold 35.2 million units of the Apple iPhone during its fiscal third quarter, up from 31.2 million units sold in the same quarter last year. This led the tech titan to report earnings of $7.7 billion for the period, or $1.28 a share. That compares to the $1.23 a share that Wall Street was expecting. Revenue for the period came in at $37.4 billion, slightly less than the $38 billion that analysts were looking for.

Apple iPad sales continued its downward path. For the recently ended three month period, Apple sold 13.2 million tablets vs.14.6 million last year, and 17 million the year before that.

For the current quarter that ends in September, Apple forecasts sales of $37 billion to $40 billion, slightly less than what Wall Street is expecting ($40.44 billion). Apple is estimating margins of 37% to 38%. The company also announced a dividend of 47 cents a share.

Overall, it is a mixed report for Apple. While iPhone sales rose, they still came in under the 35.9 million that analysts were looking for. After hours, the stock is down 25 cents to 94.47.

source: CNET

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posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:13 17

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 1659; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


But but that Fandroid guy said that apple is dead :( I'm so confused right now...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:18 9

3. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 383; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


I am confident that Apple will even top that with the next Gen iPhone. iPhone 6 is going to be an Android profit margin killer.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:26 5

8. tedkord (Posts: 4942; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Haven't heard that every year since 2009.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:32 5

9. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 383; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


You also haven't experienced the situation before that Samsung is attacking a next Gen iPhone before it even got announced. Some managers in South Korea really start to panic.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-to-iPhone-users-the-thing-youve-been-waiting-on-for-years-is-already-here-and-its-the-Galaxy-S5_id58445

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:54 4

21. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Obvious threatened Samsung is obvious xD

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 17:44 1

44. tedkord (Posts: 4942; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Oh, well that proves your original point. Oh wait, it has nothing to do with it....

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 17:46

46. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 383; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


You might have noticed the word "also" in my comment referring to your comment and not my first comment.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 19:21

63. techperson211 (Posts: 678; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


http://bgr.com/2014/07/22/apple-ios-backdoor-spying/

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 00:38

77. kryme (Posts: 141; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


lol remember the millions of people who went with apple just because android phones r too big.... apple should have went with 4.4inch screent and play it safe

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 21:15

93. marcski07 (Posts: 418; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


4.7 is safe. :) IMO. :)

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:20 6

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2956; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Apple is rotten. Not dead.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:38 7

11. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 488; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


you hate so much , dont you ?

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:48 4

16. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2956; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I do. I really do and I'm not afraid to admit it. They don't deserve to be the best anymore. What have they done in the past few years? Nothing.

Apple completely lost it after Steve Jobs. The thing just is, that they were able to create such a huge and valuable brand so they're in a point where it's almost impossible just to fall as long as they play it safe. And that's exactly what they have been doing. They play it safe, make sure they don't change too much and the fans will love it. No risks, no innovation, no progression.

Jobs had that amazing passion to change the world. He wanted to create something amazing. He did it. He will be remembered forever. Unfortunately Apple's current leadership has no intension to make a change. Just make sure that the dollars, euros, yens fall into their pockets ina steady flow.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:53

19. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2956; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


*intention

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:54 2

20. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 488; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


you were apple user once ?

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:56

24. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2956; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Nope.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:58 7

25. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 488; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


good for you never go to apple

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 17:03 2

28. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2956; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I'm kinda disappointed that that's all you have to say after all the huge effort I put into my comment lol :p

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 02:50

83. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 488; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


bcuze there was an only thing to say

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:54 4

22. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 383; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


As one could already see at WWDC 2014, Apple did not stand still over the last 4 years. They were executing a well worked out plan. For example they worked for 4 years on their programming language Swift. Tim Cook said that there won't be larger screens for iPhones until the technology for that would be ready. Apparently this year the technology is ready. Lets see what Apple has to offer for 2014. My feeling tells me that this year the world will learn what Apple has worked on over the last 4 years and that this won't be good news for the Android world.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 17:45 3

45. tedkord (Posts: 4942; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The technology for larger screened phones has been ready for several years, as evidenced by all the larger screened phones that existed.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 17:58 2

49. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 383; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Obviously not for the way Apple wants to implement it. Super slim design means low capacity battery. This combo won't work with traditional larger sized screens. That is why Apple will go for Quantum Dot Screens. They don't need LED Backlight, therewith comsume only half the energy current IPS LED panels consume. This kind of screen also requires less space making an even slimmer device possible.That is state of the art technology. Apple already owns patents for Quantum Dot Screens. Such screens also feature much better color accuracy and a larger color range.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/The-next-iPhone-could-have-an-impressive-display-with-Quantum-Dot-technology_id53109

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_dot_display

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 03:31

86. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1019; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Lol I read an article on this on BGR and this line catched my attention:

The Quantum Dot technology may come from Nanosys, a company that has more than 300 patents on QD displays, with Samsung being one of its major investors

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 00:42

78. kryme (Posts: 141; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


they still living in jobs 10years plan...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 19:28

64. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6581; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Note IV will CRUSH the IPH6

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 20:07 2

71. Ninetysix (Posts: 1659; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Almost choked on my bbq chicken when I read this. You better not be talking about sales :)

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 21:16

72. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Probably in capability, Idk.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:21 1

6. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 488; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


dont mind the fanboys let them live in their little world

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:26 11

7. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 383; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Please shut up and enjoy your device.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:36 5

10. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 488; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


please shut up and enjoy my comment

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 17:14 2

32. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1611; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Please shutup and go on a diet. You look like you're about to die from all that heavy breathing

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:39 1

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5482; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Try to troll harder.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:56 1

23. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 488; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


y u wanted hard trolling ?

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 19:11

59. BobbyDigital (Posts: 454; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Apparently you like hard trolls.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 19:42

66. meanestgenius (Posts: 1528; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Says the super-troll of PA that likes hard trolls.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 09:00

90. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5482; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


BobbyDigital and meanestgenius two different account but the same poor troll.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 13:31

91. BobbyDigital (Posts: 454; Member since: 29 May 2014)


You wish we were the same person. Then you'd only have one person calling you out on your trolling ways instead of two. You're the one that has that multiple account thing on lock dude.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 14:53

92. meanestgenius (Posts: 1528; Member since: 28 May 2014)


You meant to say that you and WahooWaheho are the same poor troll with two different accounts. And judging by the HORRID ENGLISH on both your accounts PhoneArenaUser, I'd say that's true.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 19:33

65. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3418; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Your jokes are getting old, you've used this comment atleast 5 times.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:15 2

2. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 383; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Impressive sales figures. I guess it is because of such numbers why so many companies attack Apple through their advertisement. They are jealous on Apple.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:59

26. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Watch out. Your truthful and obvious comment will attract all oblivious fandroids that claim to be open minded tech users!

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 18:49 2

57. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


They are mostly nothing else than half-baked techie wannabes with a knowledge basis from somewhere on the web.
They all say almost the same BS over and over without knowing what's really happening in this industry.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 19:14 1

60. BobbyDigital (Posts: 454; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Open minded tech users coming from an iFanboyz mouth is an oxymoron. There are no such thing as open minded iFanboyz. Just ask PhonearenaUser as he trolls every BlackBerry article and just ask Mxy as he trolls everything not iPhone related.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:19

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2956; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Meanwhile Nokia's phone business has eaten 700 000$ from MS.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:43

13. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Brilliant to buy high just before new model that leaves their historically preferred size behind.

+1 Kool, aid.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:52 3

17. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 822; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Y-on-Y the iPhone is becoming more and more Apple's main source of income, in a way it's worrying for such a huge company like Apple.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 16:52 1

18. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 822; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Y-on-Y the iPhone is becoming more and more Apple's main source of income, in a way it's worrying for such a huge company like Apple.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 17:15 2

34. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1611; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Apple can have the #1 selling phone for the rest of time for all I care. I'll take the #1 Mobile OS any day

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 17:18 1

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 11937; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thanx for that insightful post lol.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 17:16 5

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 11937; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Man, you guys are hitting hard today. I'm just gonna lay back, and enjoy the show. Arte, you got anything to...oh nevermind lol.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 17:22 2

37. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Few less WP fans around too as of late it seems.

Its just not the same, again lol.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 17:33 1

39. darkkjedii (Posts: 11937; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The have been kinda quiet, other than NokiaFTW. He's not a hater though. +1

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 17:37

41. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1019; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Agreed, one of few people that respect other people's opinion and preferences.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 17:42 1

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 11937; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


True that bro. You and I would be in that group too. +1

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 18:09 1

52. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I don't think SEN would agree with that assessment.
Not sure I buy it either, but no one said your not entitled to say it or think it.
Nor am I sure that shoes fits you either Dark, not picking at you just saying though.
I'm not going to suggest I'm an angel either for the record, but that post was hard to read and not chuckle over, Dark☝

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 18:34

54. darkkjedii (Posts: 11937; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Shock, I have zero issue with people's preference. Can you honestly name, or remember one time I've harped on someone over what they choose?

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 19:58

69. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


No, but can you say you're squeaky clean honestly?
Been in a lot of rows with posters since I've been here posting hehe... But i give you credit for being yourself an trying to keep it real here most of the time.
Sorry, shouldn't have waded in,
Please disregard.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 06:03

87. darkkjedii (Posts: 11937; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It's all good bro.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 19:45 1

68. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8665; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You never gave rebel his +1 darkk lol.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 03:10

84. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1019; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Lol thanks for noticing, cried myself to sleep over this

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