Apple announcing Q2 2012 results tonight: expectations

Apple announcing Q2 2012 results tonight: expectations
Apple is announcing its quarterly results today after the market closes and with all eyes on iPhone and iPad sales now, hours before the unveiling and the conference call, we can take a final look at the expectations. This quarter is particularly interesting as for the first time in recent history there is a negative sentiment about iPhone sales as more and more people are said to be holding off purchases anticipating the next-gen device.

Are those rumors true? We don’t know - so far we’ve got data from Verizon where iPhone sales dropped only slightly to 2.7 million and AT&T where the iPhone continues to dominate with 3.7 million iPhones sold. If we extrapolate this data alone, the number of iPhone sold this quarter shouldn’t stray too much from the first three months of the year.

Now, analysts are bullish and the Street expects Apple to announce it sold somewhere around 29 million iPhones. The iPhone is the biggest driver of Apple’s profits so that’s where most eyes are on.

Second most important, though, is the iPad, and it seems that here Apple has the potential to shine. Analysts project an average of 16 million iPads sold this quarter.

Do you have any expectations or observations? Will Apple sell more or less iPhones this quarter? Chime in with your thoughts below.

source: Business Insider

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21 Comments

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I hope Apple is going down...

3. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

hope that too, but i can't see them sinking too soon......

5. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I think Apple will always be around but the days of people scrambling for an iPhone because it's the best thing since high speed internet are over. See what I did there? Who cares about sliced bread. High speed internet on the other hand... ;P

10. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

but what in the world will you do with yourself when you dont have apple articles to troll all day?

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And what are you doing now? Not trolling? Oh! I already see answer in your second comment: Comment #9 Lucas777: "im not hating on apple because i like them as a company..."

18. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

actually no i am not-- i am responding to your judgmental post in the reply section-- not wasting the first comment on some useless hate that really provides no insight and is fishing for an argument, which you have achieved and how is my comment even applicable? i am saying that apple, although a fantastic company, should not be viewed as something that can never fall-- nokia was and look where they are now … is not hating apple considering trolling now? my gosh

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...i am responding to your judgmental post..." Where do you see judgmental post? I just say that I hope that Apple will go down. Or I maybe I can't say that ? Also I'm not 'fishing' for any arguments, no one forecast you to reply! "… is not hating apple considering trolling now? my gosh" No, but comment # 10 is pure trolling.

20. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

nobody is saying you can't say that-- but when you make such a statement, yes, you are fishing for a reply as it says nothing of value just a highly debatable opinion and yes, nobody predicted my comment, but there is no way you can put that as the first comment and not expect a reply and no, comment 10 is not pure trolling… check the thumbs up/down if you do not believe me-- looks like all your posts in this article have more down than up (ie trolling if u didnt get that)

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"and no, comment 10 is not pure trolling…" Yes, it is.

12. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

f this s**t i sneezed and i seriously clicked dislike sorry about that but i agree with ya down with overpriced lawsuit apple

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It is ok. :) It is just my opinion, I don't have anything against iPhone, iPad, Mac, iOS... I just don't like Apple as a company.

2. belatukadro

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Despite my perosnal feelings regarding their current business strategy, Apple will continue to be a top-selling smarphone manufacturer for years, assuming they don't hit some kind of out-of-left-field roadblock, which at current is highly unlikely. Their sales will be steady, I think, even when the new iPhone and possible iPad Mini launch, as the competition is really surging forward. People are uprading to a new smartphone, not necessarily a new iPhone. iPad Mini will pull some sales from iPad, but not likely too much.

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Well lets see what these numbers will be like. I think they will be a bit lower because of the anticipation of the new Apple iPhone 5. This is usually what happens when Apple starts to get ready for a new launch.

6. topbabas

Posts: 6; Member since: May 15, 2012

Well i think that this quarter is going to be more or less +ve for Apple .... Though profits remain a concern ... Its going to be a important for Apple (this quarter and next quarter results ) .... Its important for them not to loose investors trust ..... Keeping fingers crossed ....

7. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

we all know that they will never go down.....they will remain the most valuable for a long time.....apple shareholders are so lucky

9. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

thats what nokia thought too… they had like 5% of the swedish economy… im not hating on apple because i like them as a company, but you can never assume something will not fail

8. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

i think android bit a piece of apple's logo i barely noticed that, i always thought it was whole apple lol

14. disneydad

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Apple will announce that they have patented Quarterly Results and are suing all US corporations immediately. They will then seek an injunction against all companies from announcing their own Quarterly Results by any form of electronic communication. All future companies' quarterly results will be required to be hand written on McDonald's napkins and distributed by carrier pigeons.

15. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Apple will be in decline until SG III, SG IV sales fall. The leading phone in Asia for the 1st time in years was the SG III. I have said this before the SG III is eating apples lunch, and based on the Apple stock market high, Apple will fail. Lets see if it hits 57 or holds 525 or even 485.00. Trust me I printed a stock scenario of this happening here a few months ago, and we are back for round 2. Apple is the be it all end all to what a smart phone was and is, and changed the game forever period. But now instead of innovating like when they 1st invented the iPhone they spend too much resources and time trying to block competition from Samsung and other competition. To win they need to start innovating and lead as they once did....Siri iPhone 4s was a rip off. Instead of leading they now are following the trend. They took too long to acknowledge the 4 screen was a great screen size, now the 4.8-4.7" phones are becoming the norm while they try to invite the 4 screen iPhone.....I like the innovation that they had in the past but it seems as if it went out the door to kill worthy competitors. Wait until windows phone 8 launches in the future Apple ill not be a dominate force like in the past!

17. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

That should be 570 not 57 rofl, and it also should read while they now try to invent the 4" iPhone rofl

16. marchels14 unregistered

that white apple looks clean and welcoming for costumers but what i have recently read,its relay full of s*it. white shell and brown stinky inside.

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