Apple sold over 35 million Iphones during the first quarter 2012
25 April 2012 by Olav Hellesø-Knutsen
35 million Iphones was sold during the first three months of 2012 and almost 12 million Ipads sold during the same quarter
Apple is increasing the lead as the worlds most profitable mobile phone manufacturer. During the three first months in 2012, Apple sold impressive 35 million Iphones. As we can see from the chart above, number of sold Iphones was doubled in fiscal Q1 (Oct, Nov, Dec 2011) when the Iphone 4S was announced and released.
The Iphone and related products and services now accounts for 56% of the company's revenue. That is $22,690 million from the mobile phone division. As a comparison, the sales of Mac computers drove in $5,073 million during the same period. If we look at the sales of Ipad and related products, Apple sold 11 million Ipads during the quarter. Of those, Ipad 3 sold over 3 million units during the first weekend alone.
In after-hours trading, the Apple share rose 7.7% after the release of the quarterly results, and an Apple share is now being sold for $603 which is lower than the all-time-high $643 per share from earlier this month.
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Considering the queue in the apple store in Bluewater, Kent on Monday a few have gone back...
I was in the apple store in Birmingham on
Monday they were very busy I couldn't get any
Assistance so I went on a iPad and booked a Staff member
To come over lol and within mins I got assistance pretty
Awesome way to get help
Btw seems quite a lot sold by big boys at apple
Well Done ur a great brand I adore my iPhone
A lot !!!
Too much hype, still an overpriced gadget.
I actually don't think there overpriced its just that countries like EU
wack aload of VAT on if you went to USA there alot cheaper to buy there the,
64GB iPhone is Approx £200 cheaper to buy then say then the UK which tops of at £699
I guess everyone has there virtues when it come to Apple though
that chart above now explains why it took me ages to get my hands on my 4S
On 2012-04-25 23:56:58, tranced wrote:
Repair and replacement Since the last update both my stepsons have had issues with their iPhone 4 and a colleague at work has had issues with his 4S.....
On 2012-04-26 16:41:37, Miss UK wrote:
I actually don't think there overpriced its just that countries like EU wack aload of VAT on if you went to USA there alot cheaper to buy there the, 64GB iPhone is Approx £200 cheaper to buy then say then the UK which tops of at £699
It's probably because you, as a consumer, are protected by laws that requires Apple to do repairs to the phone if anything goes wrong because of a manufacture fault.
In the US, I think they have a 1-year warranty where Apple guarantees that the Iphone will be free from defects.
I believe that most European consumers can repair the Iphone for free within 2 years if it is the Iphone breaks down. Apple is of course charging for this service by increasing the price of the phone.
Here in Norway, the seller of an electronic product which are meant to last longer than 5 years (such as a mobile phone) must repair the device for free if it is broken and the damage not was caused by the owner. The store, and not the customer, will have to prove that the customer was responsible for the damage if the store want's to avoid the warranty rules. I think you have something similar in the UK. The retailer must proof that the product was misused by the buyer for six months, and after 6 months the burden of proof switches to the buyer.
And of course the added VAT can explain some of the price difference. US 0-13%, UK 20% and Norway 25%.
[ This Message was edited by: laffen on 2012-04-27 01:43 ]
In the US I think there phone is covered
For 12 months plus 90 days like UK
But looking at the AppleCare+ plan it's
Slightly better then the Europe one!
The VAT for the US is incredibley low
So I guess Europe is abit of a Rip Off
Just like Rip Off Britain is at the present!
I know that food prices are lower here
In the UK compared to the US I guess
I'd rather eat then worry about fancy