Report: iPhone Sales Overtake Android Again

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Is the iPhone back on the upswing? Despite being by far the most popular individual handset on the market, Android has generally had a larger market share — thanks in part to the huge number of different models available. One analytics company believes that the current iPhone 5 is doing so well, that it has bumped Android out of the top spot. … [Read more...]

Apple Passes LG For Number 3 Cellphone Spot

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Analytics group IDC released an analysis of Q4 cellphone shipments today, and according to their research, Apple has nocked LG out of the number 3 spot for cellphones. What's astonishing is that this isn't just for smartphones, but for feature phones too, which still make up the majority of sales worldwide. While still a very long way from the number 1 spot — an order of magnitude even — Apple's growth is meteoric from last year. With more than twice as many shipments as in Q4 2010, it showed far greater growth than any other company. … [Read more...]

Analyst Eight Ball: Apple To Sell 48 Million iPads in 2012

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When it comes to tablets, there is the iPad and then you have the rest of the pack. Amazon's Kindle Fire, Samsung's Galaxy Tab and the like have all seen what could be termed as minimal sales when compared to the iPad. When Apple releases the iPad 3 later this year, the bar will be raised yet again and analysts are weighing in on what that might mean for sales in 2012. … [Read more...]

Analyst Eightball: iPhone 5 /iPhone 4S Sales To “Shatter” Single Day Records

We're now just a hair's breadth away from Apple's announcement of the next iPhone — be it iPhone 4S or iPhone 5. In just a shade over 24 hours, Tim Cook will take the stage at the Apple Campus in Cupertino and announce something...and in no time at all, we'll crash Apple's servers in order to buy it. Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White thinks that the demand here is so high that it's going to be absolutely huge. With 18 months of buildup and excitement instead of the 12 of previous launches, he thinks "pent up demand" will shatter the 1.7 million sales record of previous iPhones. Here's his full statement: We expect the iPhone 5 to get a makeover with a sleek, aluminum unibody enclosure that more closely resembles the MacBook Air … [Read more...]

Apple Again Breaks Own Records, Sells 18.6M iPhones In Q2

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Apple has just reported their second quarter numbers, and yet again they've broken their own records. This quarter saw the company gather $24.67 billion in revenue and $5.99 billion profit, or $6.40 per diluted share, that's their highest ever Q2 results — last year was $13.50 billion revenue and net quarterly profit of $3.07 billion. That's right, almost double, with the most impressive numbers coming from sales of iPhones. … [Read more...]

Apple Reports $3.25 Billion Profit This Quarter [UPDATED]

Apple has just announced had their quarterly earnings discussion, and unsurprisingly, they did pretty freaking well. Their revenue was a record high of $15.7 billion, with a Q3 profit of $3.25 billion, or $3.51 per diluted share. This time last year, they had revenue of $9.73 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.83 billion, or $2.01 per diluted share. They sold: 3.47 million Macs (up 33%) 8.4 million iPhones — of which we assume 3 million were iPhone 4s (up 61%) 9.41 million iPods (down 8%) 3.27 million iPads Given that this was the first quarter that Apple sold ipads, they're already almost up to Mac sale levels — even though this was a record quarter for their computer division. There are already fears that Apple is … [Read more...]

How to Sell Your iPhone Safely and Quickly

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Are you gearing up to get the new iPhone 4 that will be available starting June 24 and planning on selling your old iPhone to clear the way for it? That's a great idea to help raise some funds for your next iPhone, but where can you sell that old iPhone? And how do you prepare it for its new owner while ensuring that none of your personal data is still on it? We've got some tips for you on how to sell your iPhone quickly and safely so you can get that shiny new iPhone 4 in your hands, perhaps with even a little extra cash to spare in your pocket. … [Read more...]

First Day Pre-Sales Lead To Security Issues, Mammoth Sale Predictions, Suspended Sales

We all understand that yesterday broke the bank for AT&T and Apple, sending servers down faster than Glass Joe. The immense success — and failures — of yesterday's pre-sales have led to some interesting side effects. By far the most worrying consequence has been the possible security breaches that arose from the bruised servers. Reports have arisen that users were getting other people's credit card and shipping information appearing while attempting to order. AT&T has responded by saying: We have received reports of customers inadvertently seeing the wrong account information during the iPhone 4 purchasing process. We have been unable to replicate the issue, but the information displayed did not include call-detail records, … [Read more...]

Analyst Eightball: Wall Street Responds To iPhone 4

Yesterday's announcement of the iPhone 4 has caused the expected ripples among analysts around Wall Street. Anxious to stick their oar in on how this phone will influence Apple and the market in general, a number of prominent analysts have offered their opinions. Piper Jaffrey's Gene Munster believes the iPhone 4 to be a major advancement over the previous generation, and expects the current quarterly sales estimate of 8.7 million to substantially increase. He thinks that hardware boost is substantial enough that more users will opt to upgrade than they did with the 3GS last year. Oppenheimer's Yair Reiner said the iPhone "catapults the smartphone category forward along every axis of relevance to consumers: OS sophistication, speed, … [Read more...]