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Apple posts Q1 2011 statistics,makes $26.74 in revenue.

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Apple has just posted record earnings for Q1 2011. They have managed to sell 16.24 million iPhones, 7.33 million iPads, 19.45 million iPods, 4.13 million Macs, and made around $26.74 billion in revenue. With these statistics, Apple has broken its own previous records.

 

Full press release:

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 first quarter ended December 25, 2010. The Company posted record revenue of $26.74 billion and record net quarterly profit of $6 billion, or $6.43 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $15.68 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38.5 percent compared to 40.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

“We couldn’t be happier with the performance of our business, generating $9.8 billion in cash flow from operations during the December quarter”

Apple sold 4.13 million Macs during the quarter, a 23 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 16.24 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 86 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 19.45 million iPods during the quarter, representing a seven percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter. The Company also sold 7.33 million iPads during the quarter.

“We had a phenomenal holiday quarter with record Mac, iPhone and iPad sales,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We are firing on all cylinders and we’ve got some exciting things in the pipeline for this year including iPhone 4 on Verizon which customers can’t wait to get their hands on.”

“We couldn’t be happier with the performance of our business, generating $9.8 billion in cash flow from operations during the December quarter,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the second fiscal quarter of 2011, we expect revenue of about $22 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share of about $4.90.”

In Q4 of fiscal year 2010, Apple sold 14.1 million iPhones, 4.19 million iPads, 3.89 million Macs, and made around $20.34 billion in revenue.

In Q3 of fiscal year 2010, Apple reported a record 78 % increase in earnings, with an extraordinary $15.7 billion in revenue and a net quarterly profit of $3.35 billion.

Categories: APPLE, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac

Mac App store Cracked!!! “Kickback” brings Installous to your Mac

January 8, 2011 Leave a comment

The recently launched Mac App Store has been cracked open for piracy already,says Gizmodo.

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We don’t want to release kickback as soon as the [Mac App] Store gets released. I have a few reasons for that.

Most of the applications that go on the Mac App Store [in the first instance] will be decent, they’ll be pretty good. Apple isn’t going to put crap on the App Store as soon as it gets released. It’ll probably take months for the App Store to actually have a bunch of crappy applications and when we feel that it has a lot of crap in it, we’ll probably release Kickback.

So we’re not going to release Kickback until well after the store’s been established, well after developers have gotten their applications up. We don’t want to devalue applications and frustrate developers.

 

According to BlogsDNA, a method for defeating Mac App Store’s paid apps DRM is already floating around the web which will allow you to install paid apps for free.

Disclaimer Note:  This article is purely for informational purposes only. If you like an app, then please support the developer by buying it.

[Gizmodo]

Categories: APPLE, Mac, Mac App Store

Mac App Store hits 1 Million downloads in just one day!!!

January 7, 2011 Leave a comment

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WoW that was fast, Apple’s Mac App Store’s already hit the one million download mark on its launch day, with more than 1,000 titles — including both free and paid apps.

Can’t say we’re surprised,especially with popular apps like Angry Birds and Twitter presumably taking a good bite out of the bandwidth. In case you’re still wondering what we are taking about,please take  a look at Engagdet’s Mac App Store hands-on.

Categories: APPLE, Mac, Mac App Store

Mac App Store goes Live,Snow Leopard users only one’s to get it

January 6, 2011 Leave a comment

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Well it’s official guys– Apple’s Mac App Store is live, and available to use via a Snow Leopard update (a.k.a version 10.6.6). The OS X application market takes the company’s wildly successful iOS App Store to its logical conclusion, bringing an orderly, structured app buying experience to desktops and laptops across the globe. The Store will launch with over 1,000 titles, including Apple standards like the iLife suite broken out into separate parts (iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand) selling for $14.99 each, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for $19.99 apiece, and the bank-breaking Aperture for $79.99. Of course there’ll also be third-party apps present at launch, including Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Pixelmator, Cheetah 3D, and Flight Control HD (yes, a port of the iPad version).
The software itself will be a separate application that functions much like the App Store, providing update notifications and a universal installation process. That process, mind you, will be part of the requirements for getting your application into the store, along with Apple’s famous content policies — so we’re sure we’ll see some irate devs with painful rejection stories. Or maybe not. We know that the company is planning on getting lots of familiar developers into the Store, but we also know that some of what Apple is looking for may not gel with, say… Adobe’s installation procedures (or worse). Regardless, right now the number of apps available is small, but you can expect it to grow fast now that every Mac user will get a crack at this software. We’re going to be doing a much deeper dive on the experience and report back — until then, if you’re using it, let us know what you think in comments.

Categories: APPLE, Mac

Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 Untethered using Redsn0w 0.9.7b1(Mac OS X Required)

December 26, 2010 2 comments

The iPhone Dev-Team have just released their “backup plan” (Redsn0w 0.9.7) for untethered iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak. The just released beta version of Redsn0w will enable you to jailbreak (untethered) iPhone 4, iPad and iPod touch 4G on iOS 4.2.1.

Here’s what you will need to know before proceeding:
iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 4.2.1
iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with SHSH blobs saved for iOS 4.2 Beta 3.
Mac OS X
Access to iOS 4.2 Beta 3 firmware file.
If you rely on Ultrasn0w unlock, STAY AWAY from this version of Redsn0w.
Currently limited to iPhone 4, iPad and iPod touch 4G only.

The best thing about this “backup plan” is that it doesn’t require you to restore or re-jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Warning Note:

This is a beta tester program. Things can go very wrong, so please don’t even consider testing if you have pictures or other media on your device that you haven’t backed up!

Until we fix some sandbox issues with bluetooth, the bluetooth functionality is disabled.

Steps of Jailbreaking(Available at RedmondPie)

Stay tuned for more to come.

Categories: APPLE, iPad, iPhone, iPod, JAILBREAKING, Mac