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Apple has announced its latest financial results for its first quarter, which ended on 31st December 2011, posting record highs in terms of product sales, revenue and earnings. Quarterly revenue reached an all-time high of $46.33 billion, a staggering increase on last year’s figure of $26.74 billion. It seems that despite the gloomy economic climate, Apple is one company that’s still booming.
Net quarterly profit also more than doubled on last year’s figure of $6 billion to $13.06 billion in the latest quarter; that’s a rise from $6.43 to $13.87 per diluted share. Gross margins rose 6.2 per cent to 44.7 per cent on last year’s figures for the same period, with 58 per cent of this quarter’s revenue coming from international sales.
And sales are booming across the Apple device range, with all-time high iPhone, iPad and Mac sales reported. The iPhone range saw 128 per cent unit growth, with Apple shifting 37.04 million iPhones over the latest quarter. This despite launching the most expensive iPhone to date in October last year, the phenomenally successful iPhone 4S. iPhone sales may have been boosted by the increase in number of affordable SIM cards via specialists like giffgaff.com. By offering cheaper alternative SIM cards plans than established networks, firms like giffgaff.com have managed to significantly reduce the costs to iPhone users, even if the price of the devices themselves has risen.
While the biggest rise in sales is attributed to the iPhone range, iPads also saw a significant rise in units shifted over the Christmas period. Sales are up 111 per cent on last year, to 15.43 million over the last quarter. Macs saw a rise in sales of 26 per cent to 5.2 million, however iPod sales dropped by 21 per cent to 15.4 million.
The company was understandably thrilled with their record-breaking sales and revenue figures, and forecasts continued growth for the year ahead, with new products due for release later this year, including the much-anticipated iPhone 5. Having already generated over $17.5 billion in cash flow over the latest quarter, they predict revenue to hit around $32.5 billion over the next fiscal quarter, with diluted earnings per share of around $8.50. Although this is down on the December quarter, this is to be expected as sales tend to peak over the December quarter, which covers the major Christmas sales period.
The figures were streamed live via Apple’s QI 2012 financial results conference webcast on 24th January 2012, and the conference is still available to view online for a limited time.
You know “Lion” isn’t far away, it’s been announced, there’s video’s and knowledge on Apple’s web sites, and we have a bit of an concept what is coming to us. Exciting times ahead.
leopardtricks.com has been in service since Oct 2007, by three years now, delivering quality tips and tricks for your favorite operating system. We’ve had our up’s and down’s, and even looked at selling up the site. It’s with great satisfaction that I announce today we will be continuing the leopardtricks.com legacy with a make new fresh site, liontricks.com
Lion Tricks will be bringing you the same quality substance as Leopard Tricks, including tips, tricks, howto’s and of course video’s where possible.
We are always looking for citizens to help with the site. Those that have helped by the years with leopardtricks.com, we thank you, you know who you are, and couldn’t have published that stuff without you!
So stay [...]
Orginal post by James
So you might have an iPhone 4. You might have the facetime app for OS X. Wouldn’t it be neat whether your mac could auto-answer calls??
Picture that, your mac is at home/office, you are out and about, you facetime your mac and have an instance surveillance system!
open “terminal” and type:
defaults write com.apple.FaceTime AutoAcceptInvitesFrom -array-add +61410003111
(where the number at the end is your own cell number, inc area code)
You can plus allow it to reply from other apple-ID’s instead of cell num’s, AND auto-answer everything..
Orginal post by James
We all know or may have forgotten how at least to do a screen grab of a specific part of the screen with shift+cmd+4 but, try adding a space to the end of that
Check it out, shift+cmd+4+space = camera icon. Now go on a window or even the dock, tool bar or your icon set on the desktop. Try it now…
Pretty cool huh!
Orginal post by Chris Davis
It’s with great regret that I announce the sale of that web site and domain. I just do not have duration to work on it any more, particularly now that we’ve just added a new addition to our family (which now makes two little tikes).
During it’s peak, LeopardTricks.com had by 25,000 subscribers, and very regular updates and contributions.
Recently I’ve started adding video’s to each post (starting with the oldest) for each tip and trick. I wish I had date to continue that, it’s great fun.
The site does bring in some income through banner advertising, however not nearly as much as it was (or could) whether someone who knew what they were doing was running the site. Contact me for more data on income.
I’m asking $4,000 USD. Paid by paypal. Or by direct bank transfer whether you are in Australia. Included is the entire web site (files / database), [...]
Orginal post by James
as taken from Mactalk
I confess it, for the last fifteen years or so I’ve been nearly exclusively Windows-centric. I’m certain there’s a Mac-specific term for that but I haven’t found it yet. So, I’ll use sysprep for now.
What do I mean? In Windows there’s a set of tools available that lets you build a reference computer with all the latest updates, pre-installed drivers and software and your own configurations. thereupon you strip out all the bits that construct it a rare computer such as user profiles and their associated passwords, strange computer identifiers and so on. At the end of that you have a reference install of Windows that you can take an image of and deploy to other computers. The first duration you boot on a new computer it goes through some basic setup stuff and away you go.
Because I run a computer business that [...]
Orginal post by James
I received an attachment via E-mail and wanted to print it straight away.
1. So, I saved the document.
2. Selected it in Finder (not opened it) in Space 2
3. thereupon used the “File > Print” in Finder
4. The document was opened and printed
5. My word processor closed automatically again
In the meanwhile I was working on a document in a different Space.
Orginal post by Hans@Tricks