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Apple announces it sold more than 500 million iOS devices so far

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Apple announces it sold more than 500 million iOS devices so far
Apple announced another record quarter a few hours ago with a whopping $13.1 billion in profits in the Holiday quarter and nearly 48 million iPhones sold. With great iPad sales pushed further by the popularity of the iPad mini, in this quarter last alone Apple sold almost 71 million iOS devices.

And at the conference call right after announcing the results, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook had some impressive numbers to share with us - iOS sales have reached 500 million in total.

It was June 2012 when Apple lastly updated us on its iOS device sales and then the figure stood at 400 million. In the last quarter alone, Apple sold a whopping 10 iOS devices each second.

Despite that impressive growth, however, analysts saw sales of 47.8 million iPhones in the past quarter as disappointing and Apple shares fell catastrophically in pre-market trade, down by 10%. Analysts and investors of course have all rights to wonder about what the future will be and they are clearly worried by the thinning profit margins for the world’s largest company. Still, in the present, it’s hard to see a solid reason for those concerns as with over $50 billion in quarterly revenue, Apple looks definitely healthy.

source: Apple via Engadget

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posted on 24 Jan 2013, 04:04 7

1. devildlm1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

Next quarter is going to be extremely rough for Apple. Sales will most likely be about the same or slightly lower but I have a feeling the profit margin is going to continue to decrease..... Oh well, its about time their products got knocked down to a reasonable value.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 05:03 5

4. MeoCao (unregistered)

US carriers' business model helps Apple. The users don't pay full price for phones so iPhone has the same price as other phones. In fact iPhones are much more expensive and that's very unfair to Android.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 04:20 7

2. martinlosha (unregistered)

Apple will learn the lesson THE HARD WAY.
They will keep falling like dominoes.

They need to realize the costumers make the rules not them, if they don't lower their prices plus make IOS more user friendly they will end up like Nokia and RIM

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 05:02 4

3. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

If its really analysised a lot of these sales are Ifans buying the iPod touch,iPhone and also iPad. They might be essentially the same device but Ifans will buying apple items over and over. IPhone rebuying rate worldwide is also high. In Europe for example a 2 yr warranty is a legal free right but the iPhone only comes with one,and by god from day to day experience I've seen those iphones have an innate ability to suddenly go faulty after he 12 months have expired. I've seen many Ifan say "sure if I have to pay so much for the repair I might as well buy the "new" iPhone instead ",thus creating a yearly purchase turn over for apple

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 08:00 1

5. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Tim is enjoying his sour grapes.. People, let him have it. Then we let him wallow...

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 09:19 1

6. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

Say what you want... Or hate all you want.. Apple is here to stay...

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:07

7. Fruitpoop (Posts: 34; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)

Pfft. That's how many devices Samsung expects to sell this year.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 22:55

8. Lakuta1978 (Posts: 64; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

apple is the best.....

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