Apple: iPhone sales have doubled, Mac sales up 33% from last year

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 first quarter ended December 26, 2009.

The results are strong with Apple announcing it has sold 3.36 million Macintosh computers during the quarter, a 33% increase from a year ago. Apple also announced it had sold 8.7 million iPhones in the quarter, a 100% increase from last year. iPod sales dipped 8% from last year with 21 million iPod sales recorded.

Apple's CEO Steve Jobs seemed up beat about the results during a conference call held for investors today. “If you annualize our quarterly revenue, it’s surprising that Apple is now a $50+ billion company,” said Jobs. Apple posted revenue of $15.68 billion and a net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share.

Jobs also hinted at future products that Apple is planning this year: “the new products we are planning to release this year are very strong, starting this week with a major new product that we’re really excited about.” It's widely expected that Apple will be introducing a tablet device, named the iPad, at an event on Wednesday January 27.

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The Apple-obsessed easily forget that Microsoft is much more complimentary to Apple than it is a competitor.

Did you forget that two of Apple's biggest selling features of their Macs are:
1. It can run Windows (= a win for Microsoft)
2. It can run Microsoft Office (=a win for Microsoft)

Microsoft isn't upset when people buy a Mac because their best-selling products run on their hardware, too. And let's get back to reality: This is one of the primary reasons sales are so strong. Apple must be grateful to Microsoft for helping it sell its hardware. And for the bailout that kept the company afloat when it was on the brink of bankruptcy.

How any Apple fan can have such an ignorant hatred for the company that has kept Apple afloat and increased their sales so much isn't just illogical it's quite sad.

Edited by C_Guy, Jan 26 2010, 4:51pm :

C_Guy said,
The Apple-obsessed easily forget that Microsoft is much more complimentary to Apple than it is a competitor.

Did you forget that two of Apple's biggest selling features of their Macs are:
1. It can run Windows (= a win for Microsoft)
2. It can run Microsoft Office (=a win for Microsoft)

Microsoft isn't upset when people buy a Mac because their best-selling products run on their hardware, too. And let's get back to reality: This is one of the primary reasons sales are so strong. Apple must be grateful to Microsoft for helping it sell its hardware. And for the bailout that kept the company afloat when it was on the brink of bankruptcy.

How any Apple fan can have such an ignorant hatred for the company that has kept Apple afloat and increased their sales so much isn't just illogical it's quite sad.

Yeah and with how much MS has helped Apple out in the past.... Apple has had some bad times

you guys all drank the kool aid. macs are definately better than pcs because OS X is better than windows and you can still run windows if you want. Microsoft is a sinking ship; especially with a moron like Ballmer in charge. Don't tell me you actually look up to someone like that ? Come on. Everyone knows. It's just the ship is so big it's gonna take forever, but decks 1-20 are already underwater.....

ev0| said,
you guys all drank the kool aid. macs are definately better than pcs because OS X is better than windows and you can still run windows if you want. Microsoft is a sinking ship; especially with a moron like Ballmer in charge. Don't tell me you actually look up to someone like that ? Come on. Everyone knows. It's just the ship is so big it's gonna take forever, but decks 1-20 are already underwater.....

An ingenious comment sir.

I don't get why you have such hateful feelings towards a product that shouldn't effect you in any way. If you use it at work or school then fair enough you can dislike it all you want, but bashing it without cause is just baffling.

On topic: Good news for Apple and the consumer. The more even the market, the better the products we're likely to see.

I wonder how long before Fujitsu sues Apple over the iPad trademark. Fujitsu has sold an iPAD device and I believe still owns the trademark in the US to the iPAD name.

rafter109 said,
I wonder how long before Fujitsu sues Apple over the iPad trademark. Fujitsu has sold an iPAD device and I believe still owns the trademark in the US to the iPAD name.

If I remember correctly iPad trademark belonged to Fujitsu, but it was marked as unused or something because of lack of information from the company and it was open for other companies take over. But Fujitsu also put request to renew it's rights. So it might be that Apple will take over of the iPad trademark. Everything depends on whose request will be granted first.

How many of those Macs sold have Windows 7 installed on them? :P

Congrats, Apple. Now let's see what you guys are bringing us next...

A little over 10 years ago they were on the brink of closing their doors and going out of business. Today their new found success in the 21st century is a major feat, no doubt.

Shadrack said,
A little over 10 years ago they were on the brink of closing their doors and going out of business. Today their new found success in the 21st century is a major feat, no doubt.

Let's not forget who infused them with millions to prevent them from crumbling (Microsoft).

And I don't think it's anything more than good marketing and simple-minded consumers that want nothing more from their device than to check email and send naked pictures to their significant other. As for the rest of the masses (business), we'll stick to what works and is flexible enough to do what we need when we need.

vaximily said,

And I don't think it's anything more than good marketing and simple-minded consumers that want nothing more from their device than to check email and send naked pictures to their significant other. As for the rest of the masses (business), we'll stick to what works and is flexible enough to do what we need when we need.

Hahaha I love the idea of someone going out of their way to call someone stupid for buying a computer. As though commenting on that decision isn't stupid and pointless.

I mean really, how stupid would someone have to be to go out of there way to comment on something like that?

Wait a minute.... Oh ****.

Edited by Axon, Jan 26 2010, 6:00am : Spelling/Grammar change.

3.3 million in sales. . .how many of those are returning customers. Stop and think about it; Apple introduced the new iMac 27" (bought one myselfâ€"upgraded) along with the 21.5", so how many of those units sold were upgrades. Would be interesting to know.

Remember the Mac has a large fan base, and there are a great many Mac fans who probably jumped on the new 27"

Pam14160 said,
3.3 million in sales. . .how many of those are returning customers. Stop and think about it; Apple introduced the new iMac 27" (bought one myself"upgraded) along with the 21.5", so how many of those units sold were upgrades. Would be interesting to know.

Remember the Mac has a large fan base, and there are a great many Mac fans who probably jumped on the new 27"

a sale is a sale...

Edited by Rudy, Jan 26 2010, 12:54am :

Rudy said,
a sale is a sale...

Just what I was thinking. Sure, it'd be great if those were new customers, but old customers coming back is just as good.

Pam14160 said,
3.3 million in sales. . .how many of those are returning customers. Stop and think about it; Apple introduced the new iMac 27" (bought one myselfâ€"upgraded) along with the 21.5", so how many of those units sold were upgrades. Would be interesting to know.
Remember the Mac has a large fan base, and there are a great many Mac fans who probably jumped on the new 27"

I doubt that half the sales were repeat customers - given the growth I have seen with the numbers going towards Mac - they are gaining new customers. Many customers are just sick and tired of the crap they have to put up with when purchasing a Windows computer from OEM's that put all the time chocking it to the gills with crapware (custom bluetooth software is crapware - use the stuff provided by the OS - no need to add more) and dealing with the horrible support of many companies.

Where I live, I like ringing up someone whose first language is English - and I'm sure those who are French like knowing that the customer service they receive are from people whose first language is French. It is called serving your customers - something Wintel OEM's fail to realise with their run to the bottom of cutting, cutting, cutting at the expense of good customer service both sales and support.

Pam14160 said,
3.3 million in sales. . .how many of those are returning customers. Stop and think about it; Apple introduced the new iMac 27" (bought one myself

It's estimated to be about 10 times cheaper to retain a customer than attract a new one. Returning customers is a GOOD thing. You can't buy loyatly, and as Apple expands its product offerings thats how it will attract new customers to its products.

They don't say they that they never crash even though they are implying it, but they have said in one of there TV ads that they never get viruses, I had an argument with a friend about it recently. I don't know exactly what TV AD it was but I saw it, and you know if Microsoft made an ad like that they would be in the court room in a matter of hours.

BigBoobLover said,
Actually, they said that they didn't get the 10's of thousands of viruses that Windows was vulnerable to.

True, instead it'll be that one single virus that takes out every Mac on the planet because all the fanboi's are too fat headed to believe that they can get one and think that somehow Mac is magically immune to the same kind of holes that plague other OS's.

Let's face it, Apple has created a community of "we're better than you" and it's just a matter of time before some hacker says they've had enough and teaches them a lesson in security.

neufuse said,
yet market share is stagnent...
And Microsoft continues their steady decline.

Alternative OSes, especially mobile, are the ones gaining.

markjensen said,
And Microsoft continues their steady decline.

Alternative OSes, especially mobile, are the ones gaining.

Steady decline where? Mobile? That's the only bump I see OS wise and the mobile market is nothing like the desktop and business PC market software wise. MS can just as quickly bounce back with WM7 later this year and gain again.

Edited by George P, Jan 26 2010, 7:45am :

GP007 said,
Steady decline where? Mobile? That's the only bump I see OS wise and the mobile market is nothing like the desktop and business PC market software wise. MS can just as quickly bounce back with WM7 later this year and gain again.

Umm, and why do you necessarily see Microsoft's market share declining a bad thing? it is a awesome thing! more competition! more innovation! more creative solutions to every day problems.

Competition is a good thing; stop being such a Microsoft fanboy.

Rudy said,
Just got my 2 iPhones about 30 minutes ago :)

Don't be mad when you find they are severly out of date as of tomorrow :p

day2die said,
Sad how Apple is making profit from those who have been lie to that Mac never crash.

You're making that assumption. They never actually say they don't crash afaik - just that Windows does.

Edited by andrew_f, Jan 25 2010, 11:57pm :

andrew_f said,

You're making that assumption. They never actually say they don't crash afaik - just that Windows does.


When Apple keep advertising that Windows keep crashing, it is implied to most that Mac somehow doesn't crash.

day2die said,

When Apple keep advertising that Windows keep crashing, it is implied to most that Mac somehow doesn't crash.

No its just implied that Windows crash more. And lets be honest we all know that's true.

I still find it amazing that those who are just against Apple, no matter what, still find time to put there blinders on to the facts. The PC as we have known it for the past decade is gone. The future of consumer access to technology has gone mobile and users want it all to be simple. The days of more features, more complexity, and more horsepower, more buttons to click on, etc….those days are over. We want to turn on our hand-held computers and have them usable in seconds, we want to easily and quickly fire up the application in a cloud that maintains itself that handles a specific function, we want it “stable enough” and we don’t want to be asked “Are you sure” 20 times. Apple came to this reality faster than Microsoft, and rather than owning up to that truth, Microsoft lovers do what any childish person will do…..Well he took a cookie too, I had it first, that’s not fair”.

I will be one of the many to say that Windows 7 puts Microsoft on that path to stability and simplicity, but it’s also fair to say that Apple is currently doing a far better job of giving the consumer what they want and the numbers show it. Haters can claim the numbers a played with, manipulated, based on lies, etc…..But in a world that operates on large groups of opinion…..Apple would not be able to pull this for the past 10 years if it was all a lie…..the consumers of America and the world have spoken once again… they want their Mac……and their iPhone….and possibly their iPad too….

The sooner Microsoft comes to this reality and decides to be a team player, the sooner their stock will stop suffering, the sooner they will stop hemorrhaging talented employees, reclaim their crown and gain the respect of future and previous consumers….all we see now is a 30 year old play book that Microsoft has been using and its not working…Out spend, sabotage, lie, cheat, steal your competition…and if that does not work….cry like a baby, file lawsuits to put gag orders on the truth and then release a product that coincidentally resembles your competitor. Is Apple un-guilty of doing some of the same…of course they have….but I don’t see them crying about it when it doesn’t work…they move on and come up with a new idea. Microsoft doesn’t seem to be willing to give up the past.

- VMware is crushing Hyper-V
- Apple is crushing Windows and Windows Mobile (Windows Server 2008 is doing better and “some” of the server world is looking at going with it)
- Office is losing popularity; users are going with online Google apps and other open apps.
- Internet Explorer is not doing so hot…..

The only two businesses I can think of that are doing well for Microsoft is X-Box and their business application servers (Exchange, SQL, etc). Perhaps they should make that their primary business and grow it strong, rather than wearing themselves thin by trying to get into every market.

day2die said,
Sad how Apple is making profit from those who have been lie to that Mac never crash.

Not as sad as the grammar in that sentence.

Honestly, why do you feel lied to? Anyone with a lick of common sense knows that the majority of crashes on Windows isn't because of the OS itself, it's due to the cheap, crappy hardware and drivers.

Edited by Dr. Gonzo, Jan 26 2010, 1:56am :

Intel008 said,
- VMware is crushing Hyper-V
- Apple is crushing Windows and Windows Mobile (Windows Server 2008 is doing better and “some” of the server world is looking at going with it)
- Office is losing popularity; users are going with online Google apps and other open apps.
- Internet Explorer is not doing so hot…..

The only two businesses I can think of that are doing well for Microsoft is X-Box and their business application servers (Exchange, SQL, etc). Perhaps they should make that their primary business and grow it strong, rather than wearing themselves thin by trying to get into every market.

There is so much pure stupidity in your comment that I won't even bother to waste my time correcting your fanboyness on most of it, but this last part just made me laugh hysterically.

1. Hyper-V is a newer product that is actually doing quite well for itself considering that VMWare has been the long-time reigning solution for Virtualization, but let's face it -- MS never intended for Hyper-V to be a replacement for VMWare. They are targeting a different market.

2. Apple is crushing Windows? Are you retarded? Look at the number of Windows 7 computers in the market (not to mention Windows Vista, XP, etc) compared to OSX. OSX is being completely decimated. Not to mention that a huge number of Mac owners are running Windows as well... what does that tell ya? Don't exactly see people chomping at the bit to get OSX on their PC's now do ya?

3. Office is losing popularity to what? OpenOffice.org? Get real, it has been the productivity application of choice for 2 decades and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Most mac users have it installed as well, so again, you FAIL.

4. Yet again, IE holds more than 60% of the total market share for web browsers... and it's the ONLY one that doesn't run on Linux & Mac. I think it's doing just fine for itself.

By the way, I'm not MS fanboy, and I can't stand IE, but you are so far off base it's not even funny. Go away.

Vice said,
No its just implied that Windows crash more. And lets be honest we all know that's true.

I don't know what version of Windows you're using (XP SP1?), but Windows 7 crashes about 1/4 as often as my iBook did, and runs 3x as fast on comparable hardware. Vista never crashed either, and ran about the same speed as OSX on the iBook, and we know how much of a resource hog it was.

day2die said,

When Apple keep advertising that Windows keep crashing, it is implied to most that Mac somehow doesn't crash.

How about backing up your statements with facts - the only thing Apple has ever stated are their products are superior in reliability - superior in reliability at no point states that their products are absolutely perfect.

Apple got there because they made a decision over 8 years ago to fix up their operating system by throwing out all the old crap. Maybe Microsoft can learn some lessons and throw out 20 years worth of junk and push people to use the awesome technologies they have included with Windows 7 such as Direct2D, DirectWrite, and Microsoft start moving their applications to use the new API's instead of holding onto old crap.

rawr_boy81 said,

How about backing up your statements with facts - the only thing Apple has ever stated are their products are superior in reliability - superior in reliability at no point states that their products are absolutely perfect.

Apple got there because they made a decision over 8 years ago to fix up their operating system by throwing out all the old crap. Maybe Microsoft can learn some lessons and throw out 20 years worth of junk and push people to use the awesome technologies they have included with Windows 7 such as Direct2D, DirectWrite, and Microsoft start moving their applications to use the new API's instead of holding onto old crap.

almost every Mac ad / Jobs comment seems to somehow say how windows crashes and say how mac is better then that... leaves the impression on the average user they don't crash or go bad...

Northgrove said,
iPad, btw? Is that the latest term for it? :D

I sure hope so, the mass confusion between it and iPod will surely be the undoing of this evile company. *Mua ha ha ha ha*

Apparently their shares dropped despite the good news. The analysts had apparently expected even greater revenues. But still very good news, of course. It's good to know Apple keep doing pretty well indeed, despite these days with the economy downturn.

Northgrove said,
Apparently their shares dropped despite the good news. The analysts had apparently expected even greater revenues. But still very good news, of course. It's good to know Apple keep doing pretty well indeed, despite these days with the economy downturn.

Actually - the more likely reason is that Apple changed the way they do accounting for those announcments and people are trying to figure out what this exactly means:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/35062164

While the accounting change might have "inflated" their numbers - they still had a great report though!