“Bendgate” has got the success of the new smartphones no harm done: First of all thanks to the new mobile celebrated Apple last quarter all-time record profits. In addition, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the launch of the computer clock Apple Watch known.
The success of the iPhone 6 has brought record numbers during the Christmas sales Apple. The profit last quarter reached $ 18 billion – much has still no company earns in a quarter. For Apple, it was a jump of over 38 percent year over year.
The highest quarterly profit was presented to the Russian gas giant Gazprom in the first quarter of 2011. The 468 billion rubles at that time corresponded to 16.4 billion dollars. Profits in the tens of billions achieved so far besides Apple only energy companies.
Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones – by 51 million a year ago, as the company announced after US market close on Tuesday. Sales in the end of December completed first quarter grew mainly characterized by almost 30 percent to 74.6 billion dollars. The numbers exceeded analysts’ expectations clearly, the stock jumped after trading up by over 5 percent.
iPhone as the most important Apple product
This holiday season has been for years the best time for Apple The iPhone is fresh generous on the market and the buyers. The smartphone is the most important Apple product and now accounts for more than two-thirds of the business from. Apple had long locked against the trend toward large screens.
Now, the two met models of the iPhone 6 with significantly larger displays than before on a huge pent-up demand. Apple have so many iPhones sold as one could produce, CEO Tim Cook told the CNBC.
Apple Watch comes in April
The iPad tablet, however, was weak even at Christmas. The sales fell year on year by 18 percent to 21.42 million units. The tablet market experienced after an initially steep growth a hangover. Cook said before, he still believe in the product category
At the same time Cook was the launch for another unannounced gadget known. The first computer clock comes from Apple in April on the market. So far, Apple spoke only of “early 2015″. From the Apple Watch is expected to provide the business with computer clocks a significant boost. In the still manageable market, especially the Apple rival Samsung has been strong.
Great success in China
The Mac computer, however, were a bright spot, with sales up 14 percent year on year to around 5.52 million units – while the market continues to shrink. ” / p>
A key element for the record quarter may have been in China’s success. According to calculations by the market research firm Canalys, the iPhone was there last quarter of the best-selling smartphone. This is remarkable, because in the most favorable market instruments were in demand. China’s share of Apple’s business rose to more than 21 percent