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Despite 25 million App Store downloads Mac and iPod still Apple's cornerstones

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 22 Jul 2008 14:17 User comments (5)

Despite 25 million App Store downloads Mac and iPod still Apple's cornerstones Apple has just issued their financial report for the quarter that runs through the end of June - the 3rd fiscal quarter for the company - and it's a record setter. Revenue is up 38% from the same quarter last year and 40% for January through June of 2008 comared to 2007.
Despite the amount of press the iPhone and iPod get Macs are still the star of the Apple lineup. Over 2.5 million Macs were shipped during the quarter, increasing Apple's share of personal computer shares to nearly 20% from just over 15% in the June quarter last year.

iPods and iTunes also helped significantly, accounting for a third of revenue growth. Although revenue from iPod sales was up just 7% from a year ago, the number of units sold was up 12% worldwide, including a 15% gain outside the US. Currently the iPod enjoys a market share of more than 70% in both the US and Australia, greater than 60% in Canada, and better than 50% in the UK, Japan, and Switzerland.

Since the iPhone 3G wasn't realeased until July there was little information given about units sold or revenue, although Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer did mention that just 717,000 first generation iPhones were sold between April and June.

Oppenheimer did mention that over 25 million programs for the new iPhone and iPod Touch software had been downloaded in the first 10 days of operation for the iTunes App Store, he didn't say how many of those downloads were free vs. paid. That would seem to indicate that free software, which accounts for 20% of App Store offerings, were significant.

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5 user comments

122.7.2008 16:15
varnull
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Their pc market share was always going to rise when the only off the shelf alternative is drm riddled fista machines.

I can see the scenario, and watched a similar one last week in PC World when I was after some clearance junk (as usual with me)

customer: "I want to buy a new desktop pc, my old one can't be upgraded any more and it runs xp"

shop monkey: "Well have a look at these quad cores, 4 gigs of ram and pre installed with windows vista"

customer: "But I don't want fista, I have checked and it isn't compatible with the software I need to run for work.. can't I buy that machine with XP on it?"

shop monkey: "Oh no.. we only sell that model with vista"

customer: "Then can I buy it without a drive and fit my own. I own a perfectly good copy of XP and I can install it myself"

shop monkey: "No you have to have vista, it comes in the price as part of the package"

customer: "Forget it.. How much is a Mac?"

I gave the guy the thumbs up and a copy of puppy linux as he went past to the mac section ;) Victory is ours !!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Jul 2008 @ 16:17

222.7.2008 16:29

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Since the iPod 3G wasnt released until July

i think you mean iPhone 3G :P

Good catch. Fixed now.

323.7.2008 2:54

Originally posted by varnull:
Their pc market share was always going to rise when the only off the shelf alternative is drm riddled fista machines.

I can see the scenario, and watched a similar one last week in PC World when I was after some clearance junk (as usual with me)

customer: "I want to buy a new desktop pc, my old one can't be upgraded any more and it runs xp"

shop monkey: "Well have a look at these quad cores, 4 gigs of ram and pre installed with windows vista"

customer: "But I don't want fista, I have checked and it isn't compatible with the software I need to run for work.. can't I buy that machine with XP on it?"

shop monkey: "Oh no.. we only sell that model with vista"

customer: "Then can I buy it without a drive and fit my own. I own a perfectly good copy of XP and I can install it myself"

shop monkey: "No you have to have vista, it comes in the price as part of the package"

customer: "Forget it.. How much is a Mac?"

I gave the guy the thumbs up and a copy of puppy linux as he went past to the mac section ;) Victory is ours !!

lol sorry mate buy Apple isnt much better with DRM!
Cant use MP3s as ringtones on the iPhone (every other new phone can).
cant take music off a ipod without a program (every other mp3 you can).
With the macbook air you have to buy the one cd/dvd drive that works with it and it wont work on anything else.
Etc...
So dont pretend like Apple are some kind of heroes who are always thinking of the consumer over profit. Infact they are usually worse in certain categories (like the stuff i said above).
Funny thing is, people ignore these facts but if it was Microsoft they would be abused by you Apple suckers.
Also, all that crap you wrote? stupid and not even funny.
And whats Fista? never heard anyone use that before...maybe you are refering to Flying Infrared Signature Technology Aircraft?

423.7.2008 13:01

Quote:
Originally posted by varnull:
Their pc market share was always going to rise when the only off the shelf alternative is drm riddled fista machines.

I can see the scenario, and watched a similar one last week in PC World when I was after some clearance junk (as usual with me)

customer: "I want to buy a new desktop pc, my old one can't be upgraded any more and it runs xp"

shop monkey: "Well have a look at these quad cores, 4 gigs of ram and pre installed with windows vista"

customer: "But I don't want fista, I have checked and it isn't compatible with the software I need to run for work.. can't I buy that machine with XP on it?"

shop monkey: "Oh no.. we only sell that model with vista"

customer: "Then can I buy it without a drive and fit my own. I own a perfectly good copy of XP and I can install it myself"

shop monkey: "No you have to have vista, it comes in the price as part of the package"

customer: "Forget it.. How much is a Mac?"

I gave the guy the thumbs up and a copy of puppy linux as he went past to the mac section ;) Victory is ours !!

lol sorry mate buy Apple isnt much better with DRM!
Cant use MP3s as ringtones on the iPhone (every other new phone can).
cant take music off a ipod without a program (every other mp3 you can).
With the macbook air you have to buy the one cd/dvd drive that works with it and it wont work on anything else.
Etc...
So dont pretend like Apple are some kind of heroes who are always thinking of the consumer over profit. Infact they are usually worse in certain categories (like the stuff i said above).
Funny thing is, people ignore these facts but if it was Microsoft they would be abused by you Apple suckers.
Also, all that crap you wrote? stupid and not even funny.
And whats Fista? never heard anyone use that before...maybe you are refering to Flying Infrared Signature Technology Aircraft?
Lol, and you can still get XP preloaded on new machines. I do it all the time from Dell...

523.7.2008 13:40

you can still install xp on computers, just use nlite, or download the xp black edition on torrents.

its a premodified version of xp to look similar to vista with sata drivers, and a few extras.

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