Apple sells 43.7 million iPhones and 16.35 million iPads in Q1 2014

Apple announced today that it sold million 43.7 million iPhones and 16.35 million iPads during the first calendar quarter of 2014, which falls under Apple's fiscal second quarter of 2014. Revenues came in at $45.6 billion for the quarter, compared to $43.6 billion from the same period a year ago, and Apple got a net profit of $10.2 billion, compared to $9.5 billion for the same period a year ago.

Today's sales numbers compared to 37.4 million iPhones sold for the same time period a year ago, and 19.5 million iPads for the same quarter in 2013. In other words, Apple is selling more iPhones but has seen a dip in iPad sales. Sales of Mac products remains steady for the most part. Apple reported that it sold 4.1 million Macs last quarter, compared to 3.9 million a year ago. iPod sales were 2.76 million for the quarter, versus 5.6 million a year ago.

Apple also announced a seven-for-one stock split today, meaning that owners of Apple stock now own seven times as many shares as they did previous to today, although at much lower prices per share of course. More information about Apple's financials will be revealed during its conference call later today.

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Hmmmm... So much money and they are pushing to increase the price of an iPhone6 by an additional $100? I dont get them. So greedy!

Frank2029 said,
Hmmmm... So much money and they are pushing to increase the price of an iPhone6 by an additional $100? I dont get them. So greedy!

You believe every rumor?

That's a weird statement to make. Their own history shows how they went almost bankrupt when they stopped innovating (Steve Jobs' own words, not mine). Any company can be brought to its knees by a combination of bad moves and market forces outside its control. At least Apple is aware of the threat posed by Android as shown by their slides from the Samsung suit, but reacting by increasing the price of the iPhone even more (as rumors suggest) would be an extremely idiotic move.

My guess is that the PC market is getting a double hit from both Tablets and Macs. A lot of PC users around me are switching to mac from PCs primarily because of its superior hardware quality and ability to boot Windows 8.1. I myself was a PC user since 1996 but now I have switched to a MacBook however most of the time I use Windows 8.1 due to my familiarity and comfort with this platform. This might be a strange statement but Windows runs way better on a MAC then anything else.

Raa said,
Seems a bit pointless to buy a Mac just to run Windows though...
Not pointless at all depending on what you need. I run Windows 7 on all my Mac's using VMware Fusion. Why? For the programs that are not compatible or optimized for the Mac. I also prefer Office 2010 for Windows over Office 2011 for the Mac. However, I understand your specific response to Liaqat_ali.

Liaqat_ali said,
A lot of PC users around me are switching to mac from PCs
In all these years I've never seen anything similar where I live. Macs will likely remain in the 5-10% band worldwide. They aren't even a big focus for Apple as far as I can see, not when the iDevices are the ones bringing in the real profits.

stevan said,
Where?
Really, you haven't seen anyone claiming it's all doom and gloom for MS because apparently all their products are failing? Have you been living under a rock? Same probably goes for any large tech company in terms of predictions from armchair analysts.

Romero said,
Really, you haven't seen anyone claiming it's all doom and gloom for MS because apparently all their products are failing? Have you been living under a rock? Same probably goes for any large tech company in terms of predictions from armchair analysts.

I've seen individual criticism of WP, Surface, Xbox One or Windows 8. But not really MS as a whole company going under. I did do a search on previous Apple financials on Neowin and same people keep predicting that the company is going under. Quarter after quarter. Quite hilarious.

stevan said,
I've seen individual criticism of WP, Surface, Xbox One or Windows 8. But not really MS as a whole company going under.
Huh, you have been living under a rock (no offence) because there's no dearth of that nonsense online, even here on this very site. I guess it's but natural to focus on both news and criticism regarding the companies one likes.

stevan said,

I've seen individual criticism of WP, Surface, Xbox One or Windows 8. But not really MS as a whole company going under. I did do a search on previous Apple financials on Neowin and same people keep predicting that the company is going under. Quarter after quarter. Quite hilarious.

i think WP will be on the up now thats its caught up in specs look at this device ill be getting on contract when its released...

http://www.nokia.com/global/pr...ne/lumia930/specifications/

Lumia 930 technically more advanced than the iphone in every single way even looks better... even supports Beidou - chinas sat nav system, only useful for china for quite a while but still an advantage for them, the only thing the 930 doesnt have is the kitchen sink thrown in. I think WP may start to take off it just needs developers to start producing apps for WP along with android and the boring iphone at the same time... i do think the iphone is boring, owned a 3GS never owned one since.

Nokias apps are also really great to, move over iPhone and Android theres a new beast in town and its called WP8.1!!!

psionicinversion said,

i think WP will be on the up now thats its caught up in specs look at this device ill be getting on contract when its released...

http://www.nokia.com/global/pr...ne/lumia930/specifications/

Lumia 930 technically more advanced than the iphone in every single way even looks better... even supports Beidou - chinas sat nav system, only useful for china for quite a while but still an advantage for them, the only thing the 930 doesnt have is the kitchen sink thrown in. I think WP may start to take off it just needs developers to start producing apps for WP along with android and the boring iphone at the same time... i do think the iphone is boring, owned a 3GS never owned one since.

Nokias apps are also really great to, move over iPhone and Android theres a new beast in town and its called WP8.1!!!

Same was said about WP 7.8, then WP 8. And many devices before that. Laughable.

stevan said,

Same was said about WP 7.8, then WP 8. And many devices before that. Laughable.

Well problem has always bin the perception of more cores, more ram etc = better and WP hasnt bin able to compete on specs even though the operating system runs just as well on 1 core as it does on 4 cores... until now, apparently GDR3 bringing in 2k display and support for the latest snapdragons, the software is there, you dont have to have say just orange tiles, you can have background of sorts running through all the tiles so there not say just orange anymore (apart from a few like people and place etc)... also i think peoples perception of MS isnt particularly good with win8 and the whole Xbox fiasco.

So people prolly stay away from WP even though it is a very good OS and theres really nothing wrong with it, its all peoples perceptions. iPhone is perceived as good but its really not, they do the minimal amount and people flock in droves to buy it. No innovation (and dont call fingerprint scanner innovative cus its not), will prolly take them another 6-7 years to move on from the design of iOS7 and dont really do alot except sit there raking in billions per quarter for a substandard product... i could put a ferrari body kit on a mondeo, doesnt make it good. bare minimum upgrades, waits to see if the market accepts bigger screensizes and what not, slate the competetion then its all brilliant when they do it

Those slides even showed there worried abut the competition and things such as screen sizes, ppl will accept a 4.8-5inch display so expect the iphone 6 or the next one to be bigger cus might be to far along in the iphne 6 cycle to change it radically now

psionicinversion said,

Well problem has always bin the perception of more cores, more ram etc = better and WP hasnt bin able to compete on specs even though the operating system runs just as well on 1 core as it does on 4 cores... until now, apparently GDR3 bringing in 2k display and support for the latest snapdragons, the software is there, you dont have to have say just orange tiles, you can have background of sorts running through all the tiles so there not say just orange anymore (apart from a few like people and place etc)... also i think peoples perception of MS isnt particularly good with win8 and the whole Xbox fiasco.

So people prolly stay away from WP even though it is a very good OS and theres really nothing wrong with it, its all peoples perceptions. iPhone is perceived as good but its really not, they do the minimal amount and people flock in droves to buy it. No innovation (and dont call fingerprint scanner innovative cus its not), will prolly take them another 6-7 years to move on from the design of iOS7 and dont really do alot except sit there raking in billions per quarter for a substandard product... i could put a ferrari body kit on a mondeo, doesnt make it good. bare minimum upgrades, waits to see if the market accepts bigger screensizes and what not, slate the competetion then its all brilliant when they do it

Those slides even showed there worried abut the competition and things such as screen sizes, ppl will accept a 4.8-5inch display so expect the iphone 6 or the next one to be bigger cus might be to far along in the iphne 6 cycle to change it radically now

iPhone is built upon a successful ecosystem. Most people don't buy phones for the specs. Your whole argument is flawed.

stevan said,
iPhone is built upon a successful ecosystem.
It's successful because people bought the devices. With WP8.1 being far, far better than its predecessor and with continued release of good devices there's no reason its ecosystem won't improve similarly. I've already seen it grow and improve by leaps and bounds since I've been using it. Remember, the iOS store sucked once too (as did the Play store), and Apple initially didn't even want to open it up to third-party devs. Luckily for them they came to their senses. You can try and dismiss it all you want but WP is going nowhere, and we'll see what the future brings for all three.

Mr. Dee said,
I just can see how Google and Microsoft must looking on in amazement.

Every company has its way of making money. Apple, its hardware. MS, it software. Google, its selling ads. I am sure Google and MS respect what Apple is doing, but just another day for them probably.

Raa said,
They probably are, wondering why Apple's numbers are so low.

The Steve Ballmer in denial mentality went out the door when Mr. Nadella took over.

Mr. Dee said,

The Steve Ballmer in denial mentality went out the door when Mr. Nadella took over.


He's got the right idea about Windows 8 at least!

You mean like how before it came up with iDevices Apple spent almost 3 decades looking at MS in amazement at their desktop market share and revenues while it was the only one of the 3 companies you mentioned that flirted with bankruptcy?

neonspark said,
and the ipad beings its inevitable downfall to the hands of android.

Now let's see the the financial reports of the manufacturers of all those cheap crappy Android tablets sold around the world.

Android tablets may have the most market share... but that's not all it's cracked up to be.

Michael Scrip said,

Now let's see the the financial reports of the manufacturers of all those cheap crappy Android tablets sold around the world.

Android tablets may have the most market share... but that's not all it's cracked up to be.


So, are you saying market share is not important? It does not matter if their are selling cheaper tablets than Apple, its the numbers.

If your going to say that Apple have more people that pay for the apps, then you need to know its still the numbers. If 50% of 1000 might pay at iTunes, then 20% of 5000 might be paying Google.

Blueclub said,

So, are you saying market share is not important? It does not matter if their are selling cheaper tablets than Apple, its the numbers.

If your going to say that Apple have more people that pay for the apps, then you need to know its still the numbers. If 50% of 1000 might pay at iTunes, then 20% of 5000 might be paying Google.

Market share has its place. It's a measure of what happened over the last 3 months.

Tablets running Android have been outselling Apple's iPad for quite a while. Android's tablet share goes up... while Apple's tablet share goes down. Some developers might look at that.

But at the same time... Apple keeps adding iPads to their installed base. Developers look at that too.

Are developers really excited about all the $79 Android tablets being purchased around the world? Probably not.

But the more $399+ iPads that get added to the market... that might pique their interest.

We've seen these kinds of numbers before.

Android has 80% of the smartphone market... and yet there are some developers who solely make apps for the iPhone.

But but but... 80% market share!?!?! That's more important, right?

Clearly not.

At some point it does matter what kinds of devices those are. If 10 crappy Android devices get sold for every 1 iOS device... that's gonna have an effect of what apps are purchased. There are tons of Android phones being sold in parts of the world that barely have internet... and that are just used as feature phones. No wonder iOS' usage share is so high... despite it's low market share.

Unfortunately there is no classification for the different types of smartphones. A flagship Galaxy S5 gets counted the same as a crappy bargain Android phone sold in a developing nation. All of those phones add up to a very large number for Android.

Developers are very tuned into what's going on in the mobile industry. But Android's bigger number isn't always what you think it is.

I know what you're saying... a smaller percentage of a bigger number is better than a larger percentage of a smaller number.

I'm just not seeing that in practice, though.

Again... why on Earth would any developer make iOS-exclusive apps? Don't they know that Android is "winning" in market share?

There's obviously more to it.

Michael Scrip said,
some developers

While I respect your opinion, that ^ is what I took out of it.

There are 'some' developers that are IOS exclusive, just as there will be 'some' developers that are Android exclusive. Anyways, lets agree to disagree, I haven't slept for the past 24 hours, and need to crash for the weekend. Have a great weekend!

Blueclub said,

While I respect your opinion, that ^ is what I took out of it.

There are 'some' developers that are IOS exclusive, just as there will be 'some' developers that are Android exclusive. Anyways, lets agree to disagree.

Yes... some developers make iOS-exclusive apps.

But ALL developers are aware that Apple's App Store generates more revenue for developers than any other platform.

And that is with iOS having far less market share.

What is Android nowadays... 80% smartphone market share and 66% tablet market share? Those are incredible numbers.

Unfortunately... Android app revenue doesn't reflect those numbers.

8 out of 10 smartphones sold today run Android... and 6 out of 10 tablets sold today run Android.

But with all that... Android is not the revenue leader for developers. It boggles the mind.

Riiiiggghhhttt! I can remember certain people on this site saying that 3 years ago. Also, what tablet maker is innovating at a faster pace for you? Microsoft? Hmm, let me pull out those wonderful sales numbers.

Edited by JHBrown, Apr 24 2014, 12:09am :

The thing about crying wolf is, eventually, the wolf will show.

But until then, people will just continue to cry wolf. Apple's been, "downhill soon," for over a decade now.

JHBrown said,
Riiiiggghhhttt! I can remember certain people on this site saying that 3 years ago. Also, what tablet maker is innovating at a faster pace for you? Microsoft? Hmm, let me pull out those wonderful sales numbers.

No one needs to out innovate them for sales to slump. Tablets are getting saturated and if you already have one it's likely there is no good reason to upgrade. Thee differences between generations have already become marginal. Same thing happened with computers. You buy a new one when the old one becomes severely outdated in 5 years or if you break it.

mrp04 said,

No one needs to out innovate them for sales to slump. Tablets are getting saturated and if you already have one it's likely there is no good reason to upgrade. Thee differences between generations have already become marginal. Same thing happened with computers. You buy a new one when the old one becomes severely outdated in 5 years or if you break it.

Actually many people upgrade yearly. I can sell my last years model Apple device, break even, and buy the latest model. Tablets are no where near to computers as far as being stagnant.

JHBrown said,
Actually many people upgrade yearly. I can sell my last years model Apple device, break even, and buy the latest model. Tablets are no where near to computers as far as being stagnant.

I'm going to have to call ######## on you breaking even reselling a standard year old electronic ANYTHING. Why would anyone pay you $500 for last year's iPad when they can buy this year's iPad for $500?

mrp04 said,

I'm going to have to call ######## on you breaking even reselling a standard year old electronic ANYTHING. Why would anyone pay you $500 for last year's iPad when they can buy this year's iPad for $500?

mrp04, have a looksy on current Apple sales on eBay or Craigslist. If I had a receipt of the sale of my iPad 4 selling for $500, I'd pm you. This was a 32GB, 8 month old iPad. This is not uncommon at all. You want to know what's crazy? A buddy of mine sold his totally cracked screen, still working iPad on ebay for $300. Yes, I said that right, $300. Please note, you cannot buy a new 32GB iPad for $500. Some people would rather have the extra storage and deal with a pristine 8 month old product.

JHBrown said,
mrp04, have a looksy on current Apple sales on eBay or Craigslist. If I had a receipt of the sale of my iPad 4 selling for $500, I'd pm you. This was a 32GB, 8 month old iPad. This is not uncommon at all. You want to know what's crazy? A buddy of mine sold his totally cracked screen, still working iPad on ebay for $300. Yes, I said that right, $300. Please note, you cannot buy a new 32GB iPad for $500. Some people would rather have the extra storage and deal with a pristine 8 month old product.

So you sold a $600 32GB iPad for $500 and you didn't even consider the eBay and PayPal fees and shipping, how is that breaking even? It's not, after fees and shipping you're looking at $415 back from your $600 iPad.

mrp04 said,

So you sold a $600 32GB iPad for $500 and you didn't even consider the eBay and PayPal fees and shipping, how is that breaking even? It's not, after fees and shipping you're looking at $415 back from your $600 iPad.

My iPad 4 was sold on Craigslist. No fees. I sure did come close to breaking even. Also, I never said I broke even on that sale. However, if one was to sell their iPad at the correct time, you can break even.

JHBrown said,
My iPad 4 was sold on Craigslist. No fees. I sure did come close to breaking even. Also, I never said I broke even on that sale. However, if one was to sell their iPad at the correct time, you can break even.

No, you can't break even. Not unless someone is really stupid and pays new price for a used device. Why would anyone pay you $500 for a used $500 iPad when they can get a new one for the same price, especially if the newer model is out.

JHBrown said,
Actually many people upgrade yearly. I can sell my last years model Apple device, break even, and buy the latest model.

So why didn't you? Do you know what break even means?

Edited by mrp04, Apr 24 2014, 6:57am :

mrp04 said,

No, you can't break even. Not unless someone is really stupid and pays new price for a used device. Why would anyone pay you $500 for a used $500 iPad when they can get a new one for the same price, especially if the newer model is out.

So why didn't you? Do you know what break even means?

I sold it after the iPad Air was released. That's why "I" couldn't break even. If I would have sold it 3 months prior, then yes I could have. Many do. It's all about timing. I believe the problem here is that you refuse to accept that older "Apple" devices can have such remarkable re-sale value. I will bookmark this thread, and when I decide to sell my iPad this summer, I'll send you a receipt. You want to know something else that might knock your socks off? I sold a 2012 MacBook Air for $1050. Oh boy, guess I started something else.....

JHBrown said,
I sold it after the iPad Air was released. That's why "I" couldn't break even. If I would have sold it 3 months prior, then yes I could have. Many do. It's all about timing. I believe the problem here is that you refuse to accept that older "Apple" devices can have such remarkable re-sale value. I will bookmark this thread, and when I decide to sell my iPad this summer, I'll send you a receipt. You want to know something else that might knock your socks off? I sold a 2012 MacBook Air for $1050. Oh boy, guess I started something else.....

Oh I know that Apple things have good resale value. But no one pays full price for used electronics when they can pay the same price and get the same thing brand new. No one.

mrp04 said,

Oh I know that Apple things have good resale value. But no one pays full price for used electronics when they can pay the same price and get the same thing brand new. No one.

Except iSheeple. :p

AsherGZ said,
Except iSheeple. :p
Come on now Asher, grow up. I am a bigger Microsoft supporter than Apple. What are you? An iSofty! See how childish that sounds?

Crazy how some people still buy ipods.. I can understand it for Christmas presents or something but to buy one for yourself is kinda dumb considering they have full fledged phones now that are cheaper with more space..

I LOVE my iPod Nano 4th Gen for walking and listing to podcasts in my car. I love being able to grab it with one hand and pause it without looking.

In fact I loved it so much I bought a spare off the local Facebook Swap for $50

Edited by warwagon, Apr 23 2014, 9:44pm :

Lachlan said,
Crazy how some people still buy ipods

I still greatly enjoy using my 10-year-old iPod. I could understand buying a new iPod even today, If I didn't already own that one. Sometimes all you want is a simple music player and nothing else. There's value in *less* features on a device.

If they are like me, then having an iPhone is out of the question, or for that matter any cell phone other then a throw away.

Lachlan said,
...

Some people like dedicated media players that don't infringe upon their phone's ability to perform the functions of a phone.

My wife bought two Zune120s off ebay knowing that one day she won't be able to get another dedicated media player that isn't iBranded.

Plus the nano is a better running mate than the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S.

Yep, that's the divide. Some people prefer unified devices, others prefer specialized devices. Whatever works for you.

Lachlan said,
Crazy how some people still buy ipods.. I can understand it for Christmas presents or something but to buy one for yourself is kinda dumb considering they have full fledged phones now that are cheaper with more space..

OK .. but why not just get a sony music player for a quarter of the cost.. hmm? iTunes I guess if that's what your into.

Lachlan said,
Crazy how some people still buy ipods.. I can understand it for Christmas presents or something but to buy one for yourself is kinda dumb considering they have full fledged phones now that are cheaper with more space..
Better for exercise and such, though. Why risk your iPhone at the gym or running when a Nano or Shuffle will do? Also, an iPod Touch is better for kids than a full iPhone. Hell, can't you put Skype and such on those? Why bother with the phone if you have wifi?

An iPhone is still more expensive since that requires a plan, plus ita unsubsidized price is similar to a laptop! Pretty expensive.

Chikairo said,
Better for exercise and such, though. Why risk your iPhone at the gym or running when a Nano or Shuffle will do? Also, an iPod Touch is better for kids than a full iPhone. Hell, can't you put Skype and such on those? Why bother with the phone if you have wifi?

An iPhone is still more expensive since that requires a plan, plus ita unsubsidized price is similar to a laptop! Pretty expensive.

Your options aren't only iPhone for $700 and iPod for $200. You have other manufactures who are willing to sell you a phone for less than that iPod AND include an SD slot to hold much more music. You don't even need to use it as a phone if you don't want. If you want to take something cheap running with you it's a good option. Even if you don't move your SIM to it you can still make emergency calls.

You guys are also forgetting kids. iPods are still great for kids or even teenagers. I mean, I used to carry a flip phone and an iPod Touch a few years back as I was always near a hotspot. Why pay extraordinary amounts for a contract when $35/mo gets me unlimited talk/text, and just use my iPod for play?

I see lots of negatives in the revenue columns but I'm no financial expert. Are these signs of dropping sales as those slides from the case against Samsung showed, or something else?

Romero said,
I see lots of negatives in the revenue columns but I'm no financial expert. Are these signs of dropping sales as those slides from the case against Samsung showed, or something else?

you'll want to look at yoy change (and then draw your own conclusions)

Romero said,
I see lots of negatives in the revenue columns but I'm no financial expert. Are these signs of dropping sales as those slides from the case against Samsung showed, or something else?

Last quarter was the holiday quarter so it was larger. Mostly increases from same quarter as last year except for iPads.

Developing... as in new information still being released by Apple? You could have at least added last year's sales in the same period for comparison though. Hope you do that in an update.