Apple releases second quarter results

Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2007 second quarter ended March 31, 2007. The Company posted revenue of $5.26 billion and net quarterly profit of $770 million, or $.87 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $4.36 billion and net quarterly profit of $410 million, or $.47 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 35.1 percent, up from 29.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 43 percent of the quarter's revenue.

Apple shipped 1,517,000 Macintosh® computers and 10,549,000 iPods during the quarter, representing 36 percent growth in Macs and 24 percent growth in iPods over the year-ago quarter. "The Mac is clearly gaining market share, with sales growing 36 percent—more than three times the industry growth rate," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We're very excited about the upcoming launch of iPhone in late June, and are also hard at work on some other amazing new products in our pipeline."

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Great! Another nice result in my opinion.
I better get ready to see my stocks tumble downhill again just like they did last time... just in case.
Gotta love the stock market

Well done Apple. Their current marketing strategy has worked and their profits are a reflection of this.

It is interesting how Apple's profits started going up as soon as they switched to Intel and x86 technology LOL. So much for RISC this, IBM G5 this. How hypocritical. Not only that, but in general Apple wouldn't be even seeing profit and market share increase if they didn't get the hacked Bootcamp running.

It's all about Windows man. As soon as you can run Windows too everything else is peachy.

I too am considering Macs now simply because of that exact reason. I need Windows to do real work and OSX to f*ck around with iPhoto, email and crap. One thing though, no matter how hard Apple tries they will never get Macs to be good gaming machines. It's simply too much hassle to maintain different gaming configurations and latest video cards. The situation is not going to get better with Vista and DX10 you can be sure.

What I think is that Microsoft should rip Apple a new one with royalty fees for being able to run Windows. I'm pretty sure there's a legal precedent but I guess MS is waiting for Apple to really start growing market share and shake Windows in order for them to pull the plug IMO.

Boz said,
What I think is that Microsoft should rip Apple a new one with royalty fees for being able to run Windows. I'm pretty sure there's a legal precedent but I guess MS is waiting for Apple to really start growing market share and shake Windows in order for them to pull the plug IMO.

MS doesnt make computers and they dont care what you run windows on as long as you buy it :)
Apple sells computers and you get OSX free with it so they care that you run it only on their hardware...

Boz said,
It's all about Windows man. As soon as you can run Windows too everything else is peachy.

Actually I think it's more to do with the iPod halo effect and the familiarity of Intel. Sure, Windows is a "safety net" for those who were already considering switching. And the iPhone will have an even bigger halo effect cos it runs OS X.

Boz said,
It is interesting how Apple's profits started going up as soon as they switched to Intel and x86 technology LOL. So much for RISC this, IBM G5 this. How hypocritical. Not only that, but in general Apple wouldn't be even seeing profit and market share increase if they didn't get the hacked Bootcamp running.

It's all about Windows man. As soon as you can run Windows too everything else is peachy.

I too am considering Macs now simply because of that exact reason. I need Windows to do real work and OSX to f*ck around with iPhoto, email and crap. One thing though, no matter how hard Apple tries they will never get Macs to be good gaming machines. It's simply too much hassle to maintain different gaming configurations and latest video cards. The situation is not going to get better with Vista and DX10 you can be sure.

What I think is that Microsoft should rip Apple a new one with royalty fees for being able to run Windows. I'm pretty sure there's a legal precedent but I guess MS is waiting for Apple to really start growing market share and shake Windows in order for them to pull the plug IMO.

Apple's profits were going up long before they switched to Intel. Running Windows has little to do with it. Most would agree that the iPod has caused the upturn.

Comparing their Mac sales to Q3 & Q4 of 2006. Seems the momentum is slowing down. Selling less then the previous quarters.

Of course... Every Mac line is outdated and most of the people are waiting for new lines, "Santa Rosa". And one more thing, ~70% of people who wanted to buy Mac, was waiting for Leopard release.

They shouldn't sell more than this Q2, maybe a bit more because they announced that Leopard will be released after a half year. The bigger boost should be after WWDC 2007, after we get new Macs.

Sequential quarter-to-quarter sales don't mean anything, due to normal seasonal variations. That's why you have to compare year-on-year, and on that score Apple is gaining share.

Umm, i'm not sure how this means apple gains marketshare. Just because they sold more from this time a year ago, so did all the other companies. HP was even able to pass dell as the largest pc company. Those numbers dont really mean much.

reidtheweed01 said,
Umm, i'm not sure how this means apple gains marketshare. Just because they sold more from this time a year ago, so did all the other companies. HP was even able to pass dell as the largest pc company. Those numbers dont really mean much.

When your growth is 3x the industry average, you are going to gain marketshare.

Chad said,

When your growth is 3x the industry average, you are going to gain marketshare.

reidtheweed01 has a point. Just because the growth is 3x the industry average, that is still per company, if every other company had even just maintained growth, the marketshare gains are not that high

iOsiris said,

reidtheweed01 has a point. Just because the growth is 3x the industry average, that is still per company, if every other company had even just maintained growth, the marketshare gains are not that high

The gains may not be that high, but there are still gains.

Chad said,
When your growth is 3x the industry average, you are going to gain marketshare.

Yeah, when you go from 6 to 18 users, that's truly a big step. :)

/troll

Megalon said,
great news i can honestly say i'll never purchase a MAC. (no matter how many stupid MAC ads they come up with)

congrats?

Megalon said,
great news i can honestly say i'll never purchase a MAC. (no matter how many stupid MAC ads they come up with)

Good for you but I don't think anybody gives a ****

Hell-In-A-Handbasket said,
MAC = Media Access Control, Unique identifier of most networking Components
Mac = Apple Computer

You'll only find people knocking on technicalities like these on a computer site.

billyea said,

You'll only find people knocking on technicalities like these on a computer site.

And you'll only find news articles such as these being given any sort of relevance on a computer site. Your point?

phantasmorph said,
And you'll only find news articles such as these being given any sort of relevance on a computer site. Your point?

I lol'd.

Yep, Apples playing their cards right lately, nice to see them getting some quality results. Vista is only going to fuel Apple more. For MS' sake I hope Windows Seven isn't too far off.

Lol..some people are so off..

Apple is being really stupid letting Vista run on a Mac, as Vista will become even more readily used, which is good for Microsoft. So if for instance Microsoft decides to make a "PCBox 360" or something, Apple will be at a huge disadvantage. And before some retard starts a flame war, please do some research before or I'll totally pwn you and make you look like a fool. :P

Swordnyx said,
Lol..some people are so off..

Apple is being really stupid letting Vista run on a Mac, as Vista will become even more readily used, which is good for Microsoft. So if for instance Microsoft decides to make a "PCBox 360" or something, Apple will be at a huge disadvantage. And before some retard starts a flame war, please do some research before or I'll totally pwn you and make you look like a fool. :P

I personally think it's pathetic that Mac users say, "My Mac can do everything your PC can do and do it better.", and then turn around and boot into Windows to play a game or use some other piece of software. A Mac can only do it too if it runs a 3rd party OS.

OT:

Apple shipped 1,517,000 Macintosh® computers

Shipped does not equal sold.

MrCobra said,

I personally think it's pathetic that Mac users say, "My Mac can do everything your PC can do and do it better.", and then turn around and boot into Windows to play a game or use some other piece of software. A Mac can only do it too if it runs a 3rd party OS.

OT:

Shipped does not equal sold.

Tell me, just what exactly can I do with...say, a Dell system with nothing but Vista installed on it, with absolutely zero 3rd party software. Well, hell, since Dell don't create or market an operating system at all, I suppose all things being equal, minus Windows on both the Mac and the PC, I'd either be staring at linux or a system disk error message on that Dell. So what precisely is your point? How exactly is Windows any more a "3rd party OS" on a Mac than it is on a PC? Lets be honest; the only reason a Mac user is going to want to boot into Windows is to play a game. Whoopdie doo.

Your logic fails.

phantasmorph: It is hypocritical that since Macs are so secure, so much "better" than a "PC" (as Apple thinks there is only one OS on a PC?). If it's so bad, there's no need to use it. Unlike Mac-fanboys, of which most people I know, during their spare time don't go on making slideshows. Also, if games are the only things on a PC, I don't think the thousands of companies using it will accomplish anything. It's really a shame that every time Apple encounters a problem, it's Microsoft's fault for having bad security. WTF? It's your company, Steve you idiot.

Look at Apple's history and you will see Microsoft in it at least 5000 times about how it sucks.

phantasmorph said,

Tell me, just what exactly can I do with...say, a Dell system with nothing but Vista installed on it, with absolutely zero 3rd party software. Well, hell, since Dell don't create or market an operating system at all, I suppose all things being equal, minus Windows on both the Mac and the PC, I'd either be staring at linux or a system disk error message on that Dell. So what precisely is your point? How exactly is Windows any more a "3rd party OS" on a Mac than it is on a PC? Lets be honest; the only reason a Mac user is going to want to boot into Windows is to play a game. Whoopdie doo.

Your logic fails.

To start, anyone with a f--king brain knows that Dell PCs are nothing but a POS. Honestly, I don't know where you got the idea that a Dell is a real PC.

Secondly, Windows does not need to emulate another OS to function. However, Apple must use another program just to EMULATE WINDOWS just to run many programs/games. The fact that Windows doesn't have to emulate any other OS to allow a game or program to function proves the point that the Mac can be somewhat of a retarded choice. Although however, there are programs for Mac that only run on a Mac, and same goes for Linux, but obviously they're not too much of a high priority to the masses.

Finally, your admitting of Mac users having to rely on Windows just to play a game, only puts the cherry on my statement. Obviously, if you need Windows, even after you spent a FORTUNE for a Mac, your OS is not superior by any means.

I guess this is the part where I say "No, your logic fails," but I think you've already figured that out now.

You have to admit the the word 'mac' is being thrown around alot lately. There's a definite buzz in the air. They're doing something right.

Also look at how excited business get when they become an "authorized Apple reseller". My local Staples replaced their Windows Vista sign with it :P . The way they market their stuff just appeals to people.

You're right, nowdays many people I know are considering buying a mac, when they would have scoffed at the idea a couple of years ago... I think I'm going to get one too, once this laptop dies!