Apple's Tim Cook on the Note 7 incident: "We welcome all switchers"

Apple's Tim Cook on the Note 7 incident: "We welcome all switchers"
Yesterday, Apple announced its results for its fiscal fourth quarter. With 45.4 million units sold, the company is slightly below last year's number of 48.04 million phones sold in Q4, but still topped Wall Street analysts' expectations of 44.8 million.

Of course, the iPhone is a hot device and everyone expected it would do much better than many of its competitors this year. But it's no stretch to assume that Apple has enjoyed a slight boost in sales due to the recent flop of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The Sammy phablet's explosive nature did cause a number of people to turn away from the South Korean giant's products and look for alternatives. It's no surprise that many of them went straight for an iPhone.

In a report call, CEO Tim Cook outlined that Apple Pay transactions have grown 500% thanks to international growth of the servicelocations, and that Apple will be looking forward to delving into the IoT and smarthome solutions.

Cook did say that the Note 7 ordeal has most probably resulted in a boost of sales for the iPhones, though, he didn't linger or gloat with the statement. All he mentioned was that the opportunity presented by the Samsung incident is hard to estimate, but Apple is happy to welcome all the switchers.

Demand for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus still far outweighs the supply, Cook added, and the company's current focus is to catch up. Whether that's going to happen soon is anyone's guess, but if the past has taught us anything, it's that it may take a couple of months.


source: CNBC

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63 Comments

63. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 657; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

"We welcome all switchers" - words not surprising coming from a switch hitter...

62. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

I bet he does...but are we talking about phone platforms here?

45. Ironboned

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I would rather to use no phone to buy a bulls**t Apple junk

44. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Lol, with all these conspiracy with Apple. Why not say it was US Goverment that was behind exploding Note 7 for helping a US company instead for a foreign company. Guess Trump must have a finger in it with his anti foreign policy. :p

42. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 657; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

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41. benzb

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

I must add that I personally had the Note 7 and with the whole recall mess, T-Mobile worked with me and gave me a good deal on the iPhone 7 Plus. At first I was skeptical because I was always an Android guy. I really thought I will miss the freedom that Android provides and the stylus capabilities on the Note 7, but I must honestly say that I am really enjoying the new iPhone. Apple has taken a lot of the "features" that Samsung has on their phones, polished and improved them, and put them on the iPhone. What I enjoy THE MOST is the lag-free experience. I have 7 pages worth of apps installed already as well as a ton of music and there is ZERO lag. Plus the camera on the new iPhone is great (comporable to the Note 7) I am not trying to sell you on the iPhone and I am not no fanboy (so please don't even go there). I am just sharing my experience. I now understand why people with iPhones are so loyal.

61. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Compared to Samsung ofcourse its lag free.. Good for you to be happy but i think you would had better experience on the pixel xl like most of my note 7 customer choosen to switch to.

34. Fona13A unregistered

Does PhoneArena ever get tired of celebrating literally nothing?

28. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Except "almost" nobody switched. Samsung had already reported that 90% of the original Note 7 buyers, took a Note 7 as a replacement. The fact that Samsung has increase production of the S7 Edge, shows that the vast majority of Note 7 owners, chose to go with the S7 edge, since its features match the Note 7 99.9% with it only missing the Iris Scanner, which it no lose, because I don't even use it. I am sure some people; bought i Phones. But for the best 100% compatibility from the Note 7, the Galaxy S7 is the more smarter option. And the vast majority have proven to be smart.

40. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

These are some links that I found brosephine. There are a lot more. The 90% number is after the 1st recall. You do know that they messed up again and had to recall the recall and stop production completely. This can change a company's brand image. http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2474123/almost-a-third-of-galaxy-note-7-users-plan-to-switch-to-an-iphone http://bgr.com/2016/10/12/galaxy-note-7-vs-iphone-7-explosions/ http://www.phonearena.com/news/Which-phone-maker-is-likely-to-benefit-most-from-the-Note-7-saga_id86533 Nobody switched alright. What world do you live in?

60. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Beleive biased tech new website or reality humm i choose reality. out of 18 note 7 sold at the store i work at only 1 switched to iPhone 7+ So if you live in media world its your choice but real life is different.

27. jhonqseven

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

Apple needs to Samsung customers, to disguise its financial results, which incidentally iphonearena are the worst in the history of apple

37. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

SamsungArena. You people kill me with that crap. Or both actually. The other OEM'S get less coverage.

59. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Agreed.. its 60-70% apple and 25% Samsung in here lol.

23. Foxgabanna unregistered

You guys sound like a bunch of pussies. Getting upset at a man for running one of the most profitable companies in the world and the product he sells because you like a JANKY, low class, explosive product? It's not that serious and i'm glass atleast TIm Cook can show some class and not bad mouth samsung or throw dirt on the situation.

25. NicAngel unregistered

When a douchebag say 'we welcome all switchers', that's called bad mouthing and throwing dirt on the situation. Steve Job would have never said that.

26. Fona13A unregistered

If you're made of glass you shouldn't be calling other's pussies.

21. Fona13A unregistered

In other news so is anyone else?

18. NicAngel unregistered

Tim Cook is just an assh*le who think he's as good as Steve Job, but he's not and he'll never be! No one likes him or take him seriously, not even apple fanboys.

57. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Tim Crook you mean?

14. whatev

Posts: 2459; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Omg, Sammy fanboys are beyond logic, most delusional beings ever. Go see the shrink, seriously

33. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Apple fanboys are one to talk lol

67. whatev

Posts: 2459; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Not wasting my time with a virgin teenager or a 40 year old loser nerd, your situation is tragic and must look for help. Go see the shrink. Bye

12. monoke

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Now with the unleashing of the beastly mi mix, you'd be out your mind to go for iPhone. It's makes it look like a toy side by side!

56. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

All others phone look outdated compated to thats mi mix. even S7 edge look outdated. Thats mi mix is SEXY as hell. Sad its not officialy sold world wide.

11. NicAngel unregistered

Of course, iPhoneArena is very happy with this news.

15. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

If you don't like reading about positive apple stories maybe you should go to android authority or Android central. 2 good source that only write positive stories about android devices

32. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

But when and that is a BIG when iphonearena does wright something positive about Samsung apple fans do the same. Now to you Timmy boy, it would be a cold day in hell before you get my money.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've been waiting to read his thoughts, cool that he took the high road.

35. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

High road. I BEG to differ All Apple had to do was pay 12.5% essentially on all NON US earnings It did NOT it paid 12.5% tax on sales in Eire. The rest is untaxed so virtually world wide sales are UNTAXED Now it is holding the money abroad on banks as it will pay 35% corporation tax when the cash come to the USA [ACTUALLY 22.5% 35 MINUS 12.5 due to double taxtation] Essentially it has EVADED tax in many countries and has the audacity to appeal. . if say it wins the appeal it doesn't pay the $14Bn to Eire but the countries it has evaded tax can claim Apple are NOT poor and the maximum corpration tax it would pay would be 35% so if say Country XZY had a 40% taxation rate Apple could claim a rebate of 5% for items sold in XYZ It may have been a questionable policy if Apple had paid 12.5% on the NON US, NON EIRE part buT APPLE would have paid taxation and NOT liable to the claim of being a tax evader. Be under no allusion Apple has NOT paid tax in many countries with the help and assistance of Eire TAX AUTHORITIES High road in NOT when you pay corporation tax €50 on €1,000,000 I don't earn a €1million can I pay just €50 I have not seen the exact figures but if they represent 12.5% Apple has NOT paid corporation tax on €120 billion PROFIT €120 billion profit tax paid NIL Apple are appealing

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