Codebreaker

Apple’s earnings call today – let’s run through the morning bits

John Moe Jul 24, 2012
Codebreaker

Apple’s earnings call today – let’s run through the morning bits

John Moe Jul 24, 2012


We already know that the iPhone alone produces more revenue than all Microsoft products combined. That’s pretty garish for one product, especially one product from a company that some of us can remember being on life support not all that long ago. And it seems that it won’t be fading away any time soon. AT&T reported earnings yesterday and the iPhone accounted for 73% of all smartphone activations for the company.

From Tech Crunch:

Verizon revealed last week that it sold 2.7M iPhones during the second quarter, accounting for 45% of the company’s smartphone sales. This is down from 3.2M from the first quarter. The iPhone 4S might be ageing, but consumers are still buying it en mass.

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Meanwhile it’s rumors-a-go-go in Apple land. A new taller iPod is supposedly on the way, set to match the alleged new taller iPhone. 

And a new iPad Mini is said to be coming in September while the much-anticipated iPhone 5 (we call it El Cinco here at MTR) would show up the same month, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, cited in Mac Rumors.

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And Reuters is among several reporting that the new iPhone and maybe the new iPod will have 19-pin connectors to replace the current 30-pin configuration. No biggie, right? Well, if you’ve ever bought a docking station or other accessory made for the 30-pin set up, yeah, it kind of is.

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