Apple TV may hold a tiny fraction of overall quarterly sales, but adding an app store directly in a user's living room could mean a significant profit boost for the iPhone and iPad maker.
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Apple cuts iPhone 5c orders, but not by much. Is that so bad? The more Apple's iPhone mix skews to the iPhone 5s over iPhone 5c, the more money it makes with better profit margins.
Wall Street really wanted Apple to go downmarket with an iPhone and grow volume at the expense of profit margins. Apple refrained and whining over the iPhone 5C ensued.
Chinese carrier saw its second quarter profit rise 21 percent as subscribers on its recently launched iPhone lifted data usage and average revenue per user.
Taiwanese manufacturer's second quarter net profit rose to US$564 million from last year, due to strong iPhone sales and lowered costs from building factories in China.
Despite generating more than $36 billion in overseas profit in 2012, the iPhone and iPad maker paid less than 2 percent tax on that figure, adding Apple firmly to the burgeoning list of companies employing tax avoidance schemes.
Country's smallest telco sees bottomline dragged down due to higher handset subsidies after it started selling Apple's iPhone, bucking trend of profit growth by its two rivals.
Verizon Wireless posted strong growth for the fourth quarter, but margins were hit in the short-term due to the iPhone.
Apple announced another quarter of record results for Q2 2011, ending March 26, 2011 with revenue growth of 83 percent, profit growth of 95 percent and record iPhone sales.
Apple shipped more than seven million iPads in its last quarter...
Apple Q2'2010 financial results - Record March quarter revenue and profit, iPhone sales more than double
Lost iPhone aside, it's all smiles over at Apple HQ as the company posts stunning results for the last quarter.
Singapore mobile operator MobileOne counting on iPhone and mobile broadband to drive new services growth this year; raked in US$108 million profit in 2009.
Following an iSuppli teardown, it is revealed that Apple makes over $400 profit on every 16GB iPhone 3G S, and a whopping $500 on every 32GB iPhone 3G S. It's not so much iPhone 3G S as iPhone 3G $$$!
ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan says charging a mere $199 for the 8GB version and $299 for the 16GB version is a good strategy to drive adoption of the second-generation iPhone. AT&T's big plan is to offer a subsidy on the phone and charge an extra $10 on the data plan. Dignan believes, if the math adds up, AT&T's profit margins will take a small hit now but will rake in the dough later.
iPhoneDevCamp 2 will be held 1-3 August 2008 at Adobe Systems headquarters in San Francisco (601 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103). iPhoneDevCamp 2 is a not-for-profit gathering to develop applications for iPhone and iPod touch using both the native SDK and Web standards.
Last week's Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco was pretty intense, all things considered. It's therefore lucky that this week is the Half Term school holiday in this particular corner of the UK, and peppered with days off to do various non-work things.During the conference (sorry, 'summit') I managed to live-blog most of the sessions I attended, and the corpus can be found here. O'Reilly/CMP are also doing a great job of getting session videos up.Now I've had time to reflect without the need to type and listen and keep an eye on the office, what were the trends and highlights for me?I noticed two big switches since 2005 when I last attended this particular gathering. Firstly, although I didn't see much evidence of a credible alternative, there was far less of an assumption that Google AdWords were the business model of choice. And secondly the lobby conversations just seemed much less desperate than last time, when everyone and everything was frenetically for sale.The iPhone was everywhere. I saw lots of people using Apple's latest, but don't think I saw anyone actually talking into the thing, which means that Nokia's phone-less (?) alternative may do well. We get iPhones in the UK in a couple of weeks, and Talis will be raffling one at our conference the week before that launch. Something tells me that my chances of winning that iPhone are about as high as those for Nokia to send me an N810.There seemed less of an emphasis upon scheduled evening entertainment than previously. Richard MacManus comments on this, too. From my perspective it was a good thing, as it made my packed schedule of dinner engagements (and a trip to a real San Francisco home) so much easier to manage. In many ways, these (including one with Mr MacManus) were the highlight of the trip.The main auditorium was a truly unpleasant place to spend time; way too crowded. The overflow room upstairs was a far better bet, complete with comfy sofas, power, wifi (which you could also get downstairs, if your battery was up to the job), and easy access to food and drink. It would have been nice to be able to ask questions with a video link to the sweatshopauditorium downstairs that was bi-directional, though. A second display showing the whole stage would also have been good. The main monitor kept zooming in to provide detail on faces/slides etc; it wasn't always focussed on the thing I considered important.So what about the meat?Well, in case you hadn't noticed, Facebook is going to be big. I don't just mean suggestions that Zuckerberg may be 'selling himself short' at a mere $15bn, or evidence that Facebook's platform is delivering profit for third party developers. More than both of those, there was an underlying - often implicit - recognition that growth opportunities lie in pushing content and functionality off our individual websites and into the cloud. Although I've argued before that Facebook is a very long way from being open, it's 'Platform' remains a compelling example of ways in which external content can be aggregated and consumed elsewhere. Imagine what would be possible in a more open ecosystem, an ecosystem of which Facebook could be a part? Were others (MySpace, anyone?) to seed such an ecosystem whilst Facebook remained off to one side, would the rate of fall in Facebook numbers equal or exceed their recent growth?'Semantic' has arrived; the Metaweb/ Radar Networks/ Powerset pow wow with Tim O'Reilly (pictured) on the final afternoon was great, and was just beginning to go places when they ran out of time. More debate and analysis would have been nice, with (a lot) less demo. This was followed up by John Doerr recognising the whole space as a compelling investment opportunity, echoing trends that Brad Feld highlighted in his recent podcast with me. I found Danny Hillis' explicit distancing of himself from the Semantic Web odd (Shelley just found it funny...); I'll admit that I've done a little of the same, but more to demonstrate that there is plenty that the Semantic Web's building blocks (RDF, GRDDL, etc) can do right now, without needing to await the arrival of The Semantic Web. We do need to find better ways to describe this space, though; 'Web 3.0' can be unnecessarily confrontational/epochal, and 'Semantic Web' carries way too much baggage...Jonathan Zittrain had some interesting things to say, and they're not nearly as contrarian as they might at first have appeared.Mary Meeker was good value, as always... although impossible to blog! I was surprised by the lack of reaction to her figures illustrating the fall in US growth, relative to competitors to the east.The Launch Pad, that gathering of exemplary startups, was hugely disappointing. I can't believe that was the cream of the crop.Gene sequencing needs to be watched... very closely.Real people don't think (quite) like geeks and venture capitalists! Craigslist, rejoice...(Almost) everyone had a Platform, with some more black hole sucking-ish than others. It does appear, all too often, that the web is actually becoming less open than it has been of late. All these Platforms are sucking data and users and developers to themselves, and letting very little flow back out. It certainly fulfils short-term goals around eyeballs, advertisers, and the like. But it's bad for the web and, in the long term, it's got to be bad for (most of?) the guilty.(Almost) everyone was recognising the power of intention/attention, and seeking ways to implicitly or explicitly harness both. Social and semantic graphs have something to say, here.Photograph © James Duncan Davidson/O'Reilly Media
I don’t see anything terribly revolutionary in the iPhone, other than the fact that it comes from the Steve Jobs godhead. There’s no doubt that Apple does great design, does a great marketing, and does a great zeitgeist. They made a splash with the Newton and look what happened there. What in the iPhone is not already being used in corporate environments in a major way? People are carrying their iPods into the office and using them to listen to podcasts, or using their cell phones. They’ve already got mobile messaging and mobile browsers in a variety of devices that they’re using.
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