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Apple Still Healthy, Macs Not a Thing of Past

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Apple Still Healthy, Macs Not a Thing of Past

Post by Stephen Hart » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:10 pm

The Company sold 35.1 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 88 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 11.8 million iPads during the quarter, a 151 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4 million Macs during the quarter, a 7 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 7.7 million iPods, a 15 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.
Note that the only decline is iPods. My prediction: only the nano will be left, as it fills a particular niche.

But of course, the media got it wrong: "Apple Profit Rises on Higher iPhone and iPad Sales"

That headline, from the New York Times, should read "Apple Profit Rises, led by iPhone and iPad Sales."

BTW, keep those numbers in mind when you read about a few disgruntled customers. 35.1 million iPhones in one quarter. If Apple fully satisfied 99 and 44/100% of all iPhone customers, there would still be 196,000 unhappy customers every three months.

Imagine the cost of dealing with 196,000 unhappy customers per quarter.
And that doesn't even begin to address the problems satisfying potential customers who want a Mac Pro, in a smaller package, for less than an iMac. (This is a frequent demand on Macintouch.) Or those that demand that Apple jailbreak all iPhones. Or those that want Apple to make a deal with Adobe to distribute Flash (and therefore take responsibility for Flash security).
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
Steve Jobs

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