Interesting stats from Apple’s earnings call

By , Apr 24, 2012

We just finished listening to Apple’s quarterly earnings call for Q2 of this year, and we managed to pick up some interesting statistics.

As we reported earlier, Apple had another record-breaking financial quarter over the last three months. But it also hit several other high points…

  • Apple now has $110 billion dollars in the bank
  • iOS device sales recently crossed the 365 million mark
  • There are now more than 600,000 apps in the App Store
  • 200,000 of those apps are iPad-specific
  • iCloud now has more than 125 million users
  • Apple has 363 retail stores (not counting stores within stores)
  • Retail stores saw over 85 million visitors last quarter

These numbers are particularly interesting when you consider the short amount of time in which they were achieved. For instance, iCloud has only been around since last October. And Apple’s iOS business is less than 5 years old.

Perhaps most noteworthy, however, is the fact that Apple now has $110 billion dollars in cash and assets. A year ago the company was sitting on just over $50 billion. And it’s not every day that a major corporation doubles its cash hoard in just 12 months.

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  • http://twitter.com/M0esmac Modest Noreika

    Amazing.

  • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

    I find it amazing how you are so enthusiastic about apples profits and how well they are doing when you don’t even work for them. yeah you make money through residual offshoots kinda like a remora but it’s still bewildering how one can be so happy about a company that doesn’t care about you in the remotest way at all unless you own stock but I highly doubt that you do. I was always taught never to give free advertisements away that unless a company paid you what point is it to promote them thats actually counterproductive and quite frankly pathetic I would never see the benefit of promoting a company that did not pay me to do so I mean would you work for free?

    • Junior Serrano

      Really guy?!?! You spend a whole paragraph complaining about how an Apple-centric blog is blogging about Apple? Really?!?!

      • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

        No not complaining about blogging about apple I love apple too but I’m saying I wouldn’t promote them without compensation it’s very simple would you work for Free because that’s exactly what most of this is free advertisement but I dont think you understand the point so I digress.

      • Anonymous

        How is reporting on a company’s earnings promoting it? Based on your logic, if I write a report about the increase in genocidal manslaughter in Sudan, am I suddenly doing “free advertisement” for AK-47s? That wouldn’t be very good advertising. Neither would “We have $110 billion dollars in the bank. Buy Apple.”

    • Anonymous

      Twitt more and concentrate on achieving more than 111 followers. Lol

      • Anonymous

        not everybody is a follower-whore like you

      • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

        Lol I don’t keep track of my followers that’s not what I tweet for but thanks for keeping track for me!

    • http://twitter.com/ahood81 Adam Hood

      See all these ads on this page, all the ads all over this blog. iDownloadblog is making money.

      • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

        I know how advertising works I guess you missed the point it’s not about these ads these are minuscule in the grand scheme if this blog actually worked for apple directly it would actually be extremely profitable because it would be paid directly by the company it’s promoting.

    • Anonymous

      You should be ashamed of yourself for complaining about the author writing about this. Apple is the biggest success story I’ve ever seen and I love hearing about financial news from this company. I’ve watched this company grow from nothing so when I hear about the company more than doubling their cash hoard from $50 billion to $110 billionI am just amazed.
      So keep your ignorance to yourself

    • Anonymous

      You should be ashamed of yourself for complaining about the author writing about this. Apple is the biggest success story I’ve ever seen and I love hearing about financial news from this company. I’ve watched this company grow from nothing so when I hear about the company more than doubling their cash hoard from $50 billion to $110 billionI am just amazed.
      So keep your ignorance to yourself

      • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

        And did you make any money in their success? I’ll wait for your reply?

      • Anonymous

        So if I love/like/or have an interest in something, and don’t make money from them, I should stop doing anything related to it? Thanks for the advice! Looks like it’s time for a divorce…

      • Anonymous

        Yes I did actually you moron. They jumped up from $558 to over the $600 range in after hours trading. I look forward to another bullish month for apple. Seriously you know nothing.

    • Anonymous

      Kind of curious how you know Cody doesn’t have stock in AAPL.
      Regardless, I understand your point…the free advertising FOR Apple by Cody.
      But for me, I took the article to be a bit more about the info that was disclosed today, as opposed to him trying to sell Apple to his readers. The concept of this company and it’s successes is, in an of itself, astounding, and worth acknowledging. That’s all I took it for. And I appreciate it. Anyway, just my take on it.

  • Matt Lewis

    Is there a way to save articles on here as your favorites? if not then it would be a really good idea :/

  • Anonymous

    I always wondered where all this cash goes to…
    Don’t say “investors” or “shareholders” because I specifically want to know who they are..
    Secret governments? Jews? Israel?

    • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

      Jews? What are you talking about now nobody attacks you for antisemitic remarks but I get attacked for going against the apple fanboy brigade wow!

  • Anonymous

    Troll trying to appear more clever than they are? I think you are. This is an Apple fan site, so obviously apple fans would be happy that there favorite company is doing well, and has stacks of cash that as they point out is quite impressive. It’s a sign of admiration like when people talk about bill gates fortune

    • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

      Flew right over your head and troll I doubt you know the definition I’ve enjoyed plenty of these articles and love when they inform but there is a difference between that and promoting a company for free it’s simple would you work for free I doubt it pretty much no one would but the cult mentality of fanboys is quite intriguing I’ve never seen such blind devotion so far as to the point where you defend a company that doesn’t Need your defending nor would bother paying you for it all I’m saying is if your gonna promote a company get a check from them otherwise your wasting your talents do you understand that?

      • http://twitter.com/e420kush e420Kush

        OK I will say it STFU jesus fucking fuck. Nobody cares, we all love APPLE and we are glad they are doing well! If Sombody wants to work for FREE if thats wtf your saying through all your mumbo jumbo then let them.

      • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

        Great reasoning can you come mow my lawn for free it’s made by apple lol.

  • Anonymous

    For full disclosure, and I’ve said this before, I do own shares of Apple stock. I owned them long before I started writing for this site, and will likely own them long after I’m done.

    That being said, Apple’s performance last quarter was worthy of praise whether you’re a fanboy or not. I would be just as impressed if any other company was putting up numbers like this under similar circumstances. But that’s just it, no one else is doing it. Samsung sold around 35 million smartphones last quarter, but it did so with 15+ different models running 3+ different operating systems. Apple did it with 3 and 1.

    Don’t get me wrong, if Apple posts low numbers, we’ll still write about it. They just don’t seem to be doing that very often as of late. ;op

  • Anonymous

    No it went over your head, I was defending the author/IDB for writing articles like this, even the title says it “Interesting stats about earnings” for some one who keeps talking about getting paid surely you should appreciate the impressive success of apples current earnings, 110 billion, coming from a declining company to a global leader. It’s not written like an infomercial or extolling the the virtues of apple. Back to your droid site nothing to see here.

    • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

      I only own apple.
      ignorance is bliss huh.