I disagree it took aapl more than 3 months to sell 1m iPhones. 3 months to sell 2 m iPads. So 3.6m in less than 2 months is the best single product success in sales that aapl had.
Considering the fact that aapl launched in late April and saw very difficult constrains and sales only picked up in June that is so damn impressive. Look at those pathetic numbers by Samdung. AAPL watch is the best launched product in the history of aapl. Next time those ws idiots should listen to Tim Cook.
The WS idiots prefer to ignore everything
Apple isn’t going to overtake Android in terms of market share anytime soon, but the company’s upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will apparently continue to hurt Google where it hurts most. A recent study from Phoenix and SessionM’s mXP platform reveals that as many as 12% of Android users are interested in the upcoming iPhone models and are considering a switch instead of sticking with or upgrading to a new Android device.
More than 39,000 users responded to just one question “Are you planning on buying the new iPhone this fall?” on August 11th. The question was sent to more than 12 million mobile device users, with thousands of responses coming in a matter of hours. Of those who answered the question, 42% were Android users, and 58% were iOS users. Some 12% of existing Android users said they’re considering the purchase, and 46% of existing iOS users confirmed they will upgrade to a new model.
Since launching the iPhone 6, Apple has continuously said that many of its customers come from Android, and the trend might continue once the new iPhone 6s arrives this fall. Converting clients from the competition might hurt Google at least in the short term, as some seasoned smartphone owners looking to spend top dollar on new devices and associated digital goods would dump Google for Apple. Google would not lose market share, as it keeps adding new Android users, but many of them would be smartphone buyers on a budget who wouldn’t even consider an iPhone as their first purchase.
Even if Apple is converting more Android
users than ever with its iPhone 6s models, IDC said on Monday that new smartphone owners are more likely to get a much cheaper Android device at first, considering the fierce price wars between Android device makers. Android is expected to go from 1.06 billion units in 2014 to 1.16 billion this year and 1.56 billion in
Apple Watch shipments total 3.6M in Q2, IDC says
Apple (AAPL) reached the number two spot in the global wearables market, having shipped a total of 3.6M units of its Apple Watch in Q2, just 800,000 units behind Fitbit's (FIT) 4.4M units, according to the International Data Corporation's Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Total shipment volume for the quarter came to 18.1M units, up 223.2% from the 5.6M units shipped in 2Q14. "Anytime Apple enters a new market, not only does it draw attention to itself, but to the market as a whole," noted Ramon Llamas, Research Manager for IDC's Wearables team. "Its participation benefits multiple players and platforms within the wearables ecosystem, and ultimately drives total volumes higher. Apple also forces other vendors - especially those that have been part of this market for multiple quarters - to re-evaluate their products and experiences. Fairly or not, Apple will become the stick against which other wearables are measured, and competing vendors need to stay current or ahead of Apple. Now that Apple is officially a part of the wearables market, everyone will be watching to see what other wearable devices it decides to launch, such as smart glasses or hearables." Xiaomi shipped 3.1M wearable units in Q2, while Garmin (GRMN) shipped 700,000 units and Samsung (SSNLF) shipped 600,000.
Now saying that they will keep a tight control on the currency to avoid a currency war
Aug. 26, 2015 6:14 p.m. ET
Apple TV’s Time Has Arrived, Says Rosenblatt
By Tiernan Ray
Rosenblatt Securities‘s Brian Blair today reiterates a Buy rating on shares of Apple (AAPL), offering up some thoughts on what is expected to be the next Apple product debut, the week of September 7th.
Blair, without citing sources, speculates there may be a different venue this year for the traditional September product debut. The annual event, which tends to be the debut of a new iPhone model, has customarily been at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, in downtown San Francisco.
This time around, Blair muses, Apple may hold the event somewhere bigger. Indeed, a post Monday from local San Francisco publication Hoodline, authored by Andrew Dudley, noted that the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium has been reserved for a “private event” for the next month. The article speculates it could be an Apple event.
If so, Blair opines the larger space might have been chosen to afford more space for demonstration of Apple’s “HomeKit” technology for the connect home, or to have have a concert-like atmosphere for showing off Apple Music:
One of the first initial surprises could be the change of venue. Apple typically holds its Fall event at the Yerba Buena center in San Francisco, but this year they may opt for a larger theater. If this is the case, it may have something to do with a possible new product launch requiring more seats and potentially a larger than normal demo area. What could drive a change like this? We believe that it is likely to be the revamped Apple TV box, which has been expected for a number of years. One idea, which could be far-fetched, is that Apple wants additional space to create a home living room to show how HomeKit will work. Another possible reason for a larger venue is to provide a more traditional concert-like stage/crowd in an Apple Music push.
A big part of the event could be the unveiling of a new version of the Apple TV set-top, he speculates. “In our view, the recent move by HBO to launch HBO Now and not require users to have a cable subscription was a watershed moment and marked a meaningful shift away from traditional cable,” he writes, “And Apple TV has pivoted with these changes, adding numerous enhancements and UI changes and adding a number of third party streaming service.”
He sees the possibility the event will discuss three aspects of a new Apple TV:
1. An App Store: we have speculated for years that Apple would and should create an application store for the Apple TV. Amazon has done so with Fire TV, Google has done it and it seems like an obvious move for Apple. This could be a boon for developers and users alike.
2. Siri Voice Control/Potential New Remote: Whether Apple opts for a Siri-based control mechanism or opts for an iPod Touch-like remote, we see an opportunity for Apple to update its remote control, which has remained largely unchanged for a number of years. This would be also be critical if Apple TV is to effectively tie in so many disparate services into a singular hub.
3. HomeKit: Apple announced HomeKit in June of 2014 and we haven’t seen much from the company on what HomeKit can do. We believe a software framework for controlling multiple devices in a home would be a strong feature for a revamped Apple TV.
And we all get this b*****s market with this stupidity
Brett Arends check this before you even listen to this guy:
Who’s paying Brett Arends to malign Apple?
July 21st, 2009
Daniel Eran Dilger
Brett Arends, the notorious shill who filed discredited attacks on the iPhone launch in Jim Cramer’s the Street listing “Five reasons not to buy an iPhone” and attacking the new phone at its launch for supposedly costing buyers “$17,670,” is now printing his fully unsubstantiated opinions on Apple in the Wall Street Journal.
“Apple is now valued at $1345billion,” Arends claims in his “ROI” blog published by the Wall Street Journal. Well, that’s off by a factor of ten, but I’ll assume Arends just made a typo on accident. Arends says Apple’s shrinking low end iPod sales, more than accounted for by new iPhone growth, are a cause for worry, as are its 8% lower revenues from 4% greater sales of Macs, year over year. Perhaps he should look at the PC industry in general, which is shrinking in both units and revenue. Mr Arends, welcome to the global recession.
Arends also complains “Apple stock is now a mobile phone stock. And that’s a brutal business.” Yes, brutal for pretty much everyone outside of Apple and RIM, who both take away nearly 20% of the industry’s profits while only selling a few percentage points of its unit shipments. “Even if the iPhone defeats all takers,” Arends then posits, “what will happen to profit margins?” Seriously, that’s the best you can offer us Mr. Arends?
Arends got the iPhone wrong, too.Almost two years ago, Arends wrote, “let’s get one thing clear. The iPhone isn’t the future. It isn’t a revolutionary mobile device ushering in a new era.” That comment is now in the same league as Palm CEO Ed Colligan’s reaction to Apple’s iPhone, which predicted that “PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in.”
Among Arends’ stated reasons for viciously attacking the iPhone, sight unseen at its launch, was its initial lack of third party software.
19:02 EDT AAPL Buy Apple during the selloff, Barron's says
Apple's stock is trading approximately 20% lower and looks to be a deal for bargain hunters, Barron's contends in its 'Barron's Take' column.
Pe of 8 and we get some media idiots stupid ws clowns and depressed price
Wait before writing something stupid. China is volatile but from -2% now up 1%. It may close much higher. Wait before you make yourself foolish.
Better shut up. Save us from your worthless pile of words and move on. You are pathetic. To your twisted mind theory you think that aapl ex cash pe should be 4? While the pe of the sp is 16? You must be on something?
“Best Buy continued its remarkable turnaround last quarter, with a big assist from Apple,” Phil Wahba reports for Fortune. “The largest U.S. electronics retailer reported a rise in domestic comparable sales of 3.8% for the second quarter, well ahead of Wall Street’s expectations, and posted a better than expected profit.”
“While Best Buy has helped its cause by cutting costs and adding floor space to growing categories like smart homes, home theaters, and shops-within-a-shop for top brands, it has also been getting a lot of help from Apple and its roster of red-hot products,” Wahba reports. “‘Demand for Apple Watch has been so strong in the stores and online,’ Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly told Wall Street analysts on a conference call. The retailer expects to be selling the device, which hit the market in June, at all of its 1,050 big-box stores by the end of September, he added. ”
“Initially, Best Buy had planned to have watches in 300 stores by the holiday season. (It started selling the watches in early August),” Wahba reports. “Apple did not provide specific sales numbers for the watch in its second-quarter earnings last month, but Best Buy’s comments provide more evidence of the device’s success.”
Who the idiots that sell. Go to hell ws