Posted by Jordan Golson on Jan 23, 2013 in MacRumors, Uncategorized | Comments Off
Philip Elmer-Dewitt has assembled his quarterly list of analyst predictions ahead of Apple’s earnings report this afternoon. The list includes estimates from 67 analysts: 28 “independent” and 39 “institutional” who work for large investment houses or research organizations. As usual, the independents are much more bullish than the institutional analysts. The...
Posted by Eric Slivka on Jan 22, 2013 in MacRumors, Uncategorized | Comments Off
Verizon today became the first major U.S. iPhone carrier to announce earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012. Overall, the carrier activated 9.8 million smartphones during the quarter, and GigaOM notes that Verizon revealed on its conference call that 6.2 million, or nearly two-thirds, of those were iPhones. Perhaps most interestingly, only half of those iPhones activated during the quarter...
Posted by Eric Slivka on Jan 8, 2013 in MacRumors, Uncategorized | Comments Off
Ahead of its official earnings release for the fourth quarter of 2012 later this month, AT&T today announced that it sold over 10 million smartphones during the quarter, including “best-ever” sales of both iPhone and Android devices.
“We had another incredible quarter of smartphone sales as the mobile Internet continues to drive strong growth in wireless,” said Ralph de la...
Posted by Eric Slivka on Jan 7, 2013 in MacRumors, Uncategorized | Comments Off
Apple today announced that the App Store has reached another milestone, passing 40 billion downloads since its launch in 2008. The pace of downloads continues to accelerate, with nearly half of those downloads coming in 2012. Apple now has 500 million user accounts for the App Store, and set a record with over two billion downloads during the month of December.
“It has been an incredible year...
Posted by Jordan Golson on Jan 4, 2013 in MacRumors, Uncategorized | Comments Off
The New York Times reports on a congressional investigation into the tax policies of technology giants, including Apple. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is nearly finished with a year-long investigation into the methods that large technology companies use to avoid paying U.S. corporate income tax. Apple, for its part, allocates some 70 percent of its income to overseas...