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Apple Reports Results for Q3 2012: $8.8 Billion Profit on $35 Billion in Revenue

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Apple today announced financial results for the second calendar quarter and third fiscal quarter of 2012. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $35.0 billion and net quarterly profit of $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $28.57 billion and net quarterly profit of $7.31 billion,...
Apple Reports Results for Q3 2012: $8.8 Billion Profit on $35 Billion in Revenue

iPad propels Apple to top of PC market as growth stalls without tablets

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Apple is the king of the PC heap, as long as you consider the iPad among those devices. Research firm Canalys does, and its most recent look at client PC sales, focusing on the fourth calendar quarter of 2011, shows the PC market growing, but mostly as a result of...
iPad propels Apple to top of PC market as growth stalls without tablets
RIM reiterates BlackBerry 10 hardware plan: fewer models, QWERTY and full touch versions around the same time

Apple rumored to launch Retina iPad mini in Q3 2013

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A new report claims Apple is gearing up to launch a second-generation iPad mini with Retina display in the third calendar quarter of this year, with a redesigned 9.7-inch iPad also in the works....
Apple rumored to launch Retina iPad mini in Q3 2013

PC Sales Show Biggest Q1 Decline Ever

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Sales of personal computers were very nearly twice as bad as previously expected and experienced their worst year-on-year decline ever in the first quarter of 2013, according to the market research firm IDC, in a report released this afternoon. Worldwide PC shipments came in at 76.3 million units in the...
PC Sales Show Biggest Q1 Decline Ever

iMac Update to Haswell Expected in June or July as Shipments Sink

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a brief research note today highlighting the status of the iMac, which he says will see shipments fall to roughly 650,000 units this quarter from 1.75 million units in the first calendar quarter. The drop is due in part to seasonality and in...
iMac Update to Haswell Expected in June or July as Shipments Sink

Analyst Estimates Peg Total Nexus 7 Sales In 2012 At Around 4.6M, Compared To Roughly 10M iPad Minis

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Mobile industry analyst Benedict Evans has crunched the numbers on newly-released tablet sales figures from Asus and arrived at an approximate estimate of total Nexus 7 tablet sales for 2012, which clock in at between 4.5 and 4.8 million units per his math. Google doesn’t release sales figures for its...
Analyst Estimates Peg Total Nexus 7 Sales In 2012 At Around 4.6M, Compared To Roughly 10M iPad Minis

Apple's Mac U.S. sales grew 7.4% (Gartner) or fell 7.5% (IDC)

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In a dismal quarter for PC sales, is Apple's Mac a rare bright spot or isn't it? FORTUNE -- The two leading high tech market research firms have done it again. They issued their preliminary PC sales estimates for the first calendar quarter of 2013 Wednesday, and while they agree that...
Apple's Mac U.S. sales grew 7.4% (Gartner) or fell 7.5% (IDC)

iPhone Again Represents Over Half of Verizon's Smartphone Sales in 1Q 2012

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Marking the first significant piece of data to help build a picture of Apple's quarterly iPhone sales numbers ahead of next week's earnings release, Verizon today announced its own earnings results for the first quarter of 2012, revealing during the associated conference call that it activated 3.2 million iPhones during...
iPhone Again Represents Over Half of Verizon's Smartphone Sales in 1Q 2012
iPad mini demand to help offset seasonal sales decline in Q1 2013

Samsung probably sold the most smartphones in 2011

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Trying to count who sold the most smartphones is a difficult business. That’s mostly due to Samsung’s decision to stop releasing unit sales figures for its smartphone sales. The company has taken to releasing sales growth percentages, and market research firms are basing projections of how many phones Samsung shipped...
Samsung probably sold the most smartphones in 2011

IDC release tablet 'shipment share,' claims Android topping Apple

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Research firm IDC has posted the results of a questionable study on tablet "market share" that makes the claim -- not supported by sales evidence -- that Android has outgunned Apple in the tablet market, with 56.5 percent share in the first calendar quarter of the year, leaving Apple with...
IDC release tablet 'shipment share,' claims Android topping Apple

Roundup of Analyst Expectations Ahead of Q2 2013 Earnings Call

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt has assembled his quarterly list of analyst predictions ahead of Apple's earnings report this afternoon. The list includes estimates from 67 analysts: 26 "independent" and 41 "institutional" who work for large investment houses or research organizations. This is one of the most important earnings calls of Apple CEO...
Roundup of Analyst Expectations Ahead of Q2 2013 Earnings Call
Has the iPhone peaked? Apple's iPhone 4S seen outselling iPhone 5

Could iPad lift Apple revenues above Microsoft?

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By Joe Wilcox, Betanews In late April, I posted a long analysis about how Apple revenue and profits had closed in on Microsoft -- to within $1 billion. Judging from pageviews, comments and e-mail responses, few people seemed to get it. I saw the trend as being much more important than...
Could iPad lift Apple revenues above Microsoft?

Sony to purge 10,000 employees in attempt to stem losses

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Sony Corp. is planning on cutting loose 10,000 of its employees in an effort to bring the company back to profitability, according to reports by the Japanese business newspaper Nikkei and the Associated Press. The job cuts would amount to a global workforce reduction of six percent. Half of...
Sony to purge 10,000 employees in attempt to stem losses

Apple claimed a staggering 80% of mobile profit in Q4

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Impressive data points from Apple’s record-setting holiday quarter continue to trickle out, and new estimates suggest that the company accounted for a staggering share of mobile profits in the fourth quarter of 2011. Morgan Keegan analyst Tavis McCourt wrote in a research note on Tuesday that Apple took in...
Apple claimed a staggering 80% of mobile profit in Q4

Apple reportedly cuts iPhone 5 component orders from Japan by 'almost half' on weak demand

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Things don’t look positive for Apple according to reports out of Asia this morning. First, sources close to the Wall Street Journal suggested that Apple had asked its part suppliers to cut their output due to weak sales forecasts. Now, there’s more color from a report from Japan’s Nikkei which...
Apple reportedly cuts iPhone 5 component orders from Japan by 'almost half' on weak demand

Roundup of Analyst Expectations Ahead of Q4 2012 Earnings Call

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt has put together his list of analyst predictions ahead of Apple's quarterly earnings report this afternoon. The list includes estimates from 36 analysts: 16 "independent" and 20 "institutional" who work for large investment houses or research organizations. As usual, the independents are much more bullish than the institutional...
Roundup of Analyst Expectations Ahead of Q4 2012 Earnings Call

Canaccord: Apple dominates smartphone profits, Samsung second

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Samsung is steadily improving its profitability in the smartphone area, but Apple continues to be the dominant player when it comes to making money on smartphones sales according to the latest report from Canaccord Genuity. Apple's lower profit margin on smartphones in the first calendar quarter of the year led...
Canaccord: Apple dominates smartphone profits, Samsung second

Samsung sees profit doubling in early 2012 via smartphones

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Samsung late Thursday gave upbeat early estimates of its first calendar quarter results that showed a possible breakthrough in smartphone sales. Its pure operating profit would be 5.8 trillion won (nearly $5.2 billion), or almost twice as much as from a year earlier. Pure revenue would sit at $39.8 billion.......
Samsung sees profit doubling in early 2012 via smartphones

This week at Microsoft: Earnings, Azure, and 7″ tablets

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It was a busy week in the realm of Microsoft – thank god that isn’t an MMORPG – so we shall have to be summary in our notes today. Check your coffee mug, is it full? We have some ground to cover. Before we dive in, double check that you...
This week at Microsoft: Earnings, Azure, and 7″ tablets

Android devices have already been found to infringe 17 valid Apple and Microsoft patents

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Roughly three months ago I listed 11 Apple and Microsoft patents that courts in different countries had deemed valid and infringed by Android-based devices. This list has grown by more than 50% during this calendar quarter, so I wanted to update it.With respect to each patent-in-suit, my list reflects the...
Android devices have already been found to infringe 17 valid Apple and Microsoft patents

Apple Planning 'All-New' iPod Touch and iPod Nano for September Launch?

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Cho, who has in the past offered remarkably accurate information on Apple's product plans, today released a new report addressing Apple's upcoming release plans, indicating that the company is planning for a very busy September-October schedule. Kicking off the schedule of launches are said to be...
Apple Planning 'All-New' iPod Touch and iPod Nano for September Launch?
RIM refutes reports of subscriber losses, says people are still buying BlackBerry phones

Stats: Apple's Mac lineup not immune to iPad effect

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Apple will report its quarterly earnings Tuesday afternoon, providing the latest glimpse into the sales of the company’s main iPhone, iPad and Mac product lines. One underlying question: How much will the iPad cut into Mac sales? The shift in consumer spending toward the iPad and other tablets has been...
Stats: Apple's Mac lineup not immune to iPad effect

How Will PCs Sales Grow in 2012? Sloooooowly.

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The worldwide business of PCs is still going up but it’s still a lot slower than it used to be, says the market research firm Garnter in a forecast out today. While 368 million units — the the number Gartner reckons will be sold this year — seems like an...
How Will PCs Sales Grow in 2012? Sloooooowly.
The iPad is losing market share. Can the new iPad stop the bleeding? (infographic)

Apple to Announce 1Q 2013 Earnings on January 23

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Apple today updated its investor relations page to note that it will announce its earnings for the first fiscal quarter (fourth calendar quarter) of 2013 on Wednesday, January 23. The earnings release typically occurs just after 4:30 PM Eastern Time following the close of regular stock trading, and the conference...
Apple to Announce 1Q 2013 Earnings on January 23
Apple owns 8.8% of cell phone market, 73% of cell phone profits
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