15 interesting points from today’s earnings call

By , Jan 23, 2013

Apple store (Nanjing East, China, exterior 001)

Apple announced its highly anticipated earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012, the first fiscal quarter of 2013, this afternoon. And although they were record-breaking, they missed Wall Street projections. But we’ll save the ‘doomed’ talk for another time.

Right now, we’re just getting finished with Apple’s earnings conference call. And as usual, Tim Cook and company made a few fascinating revelations and dropped a number of statistics. We have the 15 most interesting points for you after the break…

  • Apple now has $137.1 billion in cash
  • Over 80 million iOS devices sold last quarter
  • Averaged 11 million iPhones per week during the holidays, or 1.5 million per day
  • More than 500 million iOS devices sold to date
  • iPod share is still 70%+ of MP3 player market
  • Over 2 million Apple TVs sold last quarter, most ever
  • The App Store is now available in 155 countries
  • 775,000 apps available in App Store, 300,000 iPad-specific
  • Cumulative app downloads have passed 40 billion
  • iTunes revenue was at $2.1 billion
  • There’s now 500 million iTunes account holders in 155 countries
  • More than 250 million iCloud accounts
  • Over 2 billion iMessages set per day
  • Now 396 Apple Stores open with 150 outside of the US
  • Averaging 23,000 weekly visitors per store

Additionally, Tim Cook debunked recent rumors that the company was cutting part orders for the iPhone 5, saying ‘The supply chain is very complex and we have multiple sources for things. Yields can vary, supplier performance can vary.”

He also talked about the progress Apple has made on its Maps application, and said that his team is “working on some incredible stuff. The pipeline is chock full. We feel great about what we’ve got in store.” We’ll have more on this soon, so stay tuned.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tafk1 Taf Khan

    Well done Apple…

    Doom? What Doom, they only wish they could be like Apple, this is the biggest company in the tech industry, they will survive better than anyone.

    • Hyr3m

      Those figures are actually really bad… Just have a look at the stock market’s reaction ! AAPL just lost 10% of its value, dropping by about 50$ a share!

      • http://www.facebook.com/tafk1 Taf Khan

        When you bad is better than others best than the future still looks good..

      • Hyr3m

        I don’t think you grasp the full concept… It goes down, people loose money… In a little more than 4 months apple’s value dropped by almost 40% and it’s still going down…

  • jorith

    No shit the apple tv sold, finnaly 1080p, but im guessing the next one wont sell at all, thing is useless with out JB.
    As for the number of account, most people i know own atleast 2 accounts, to ensure being able to download all apps. So cut that number by about 20%.
    70% of mp3 market, not that amazing if you think that pretty much no one buys an mp3 player anymore. Apple naming that thing an mp3 is ridiculous anyways, its a mobile computer that happens to play music too.
    As for the 775,000 apps, not that amazing, seeing that most of those are useless “apps” (search for emoji and try to count them…. ).

    And for the amount of messages i think if they fixed it, it would be double, half the things i sent via imessege never get to there recipient….
    And now for the best part, the cash. Do something innovative with it, dont just fire all the new blood and replace it with retired ones, sounds like taking a step back, wich is never a good thing!

    So just had to get this out, i wont be reading this or any comment, so dont bother…

    • 1337lolzorz

      You’re guessing the next apple tv won’t sell at all? What a joke of an opinion.

    • therealjjohnson

      I use my Apple TV literally everyday. It’s not jail broken.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Childs/1067107105 Matthew Childs

      1 word for you….troll.

    • Obsidian71

      Is this your virtual “take a dump” …you got it out all right. Pew

    • SimonReidy

      Quite possibly the most incoherent pile of shit I’ve ever read in the iDB comments (and that’s really saying something).

    • http://twitter.com/DoctorSharath Sharath Rajagopalan

      I have never seen a comment which I disagreed with everything that was said. Congratulations, man, if you don’t want the AppleTV, go buy Samsung’s or whatever. Nobody said that Apple SELLS 70% of the market share for mp3 players, just that it’s been a cumulative effect over the last decade or so; it’s not an MP3 player but a mobile computer? Okay, I’ll let know my girlfriend that she uses an iPod shuffle that’s just been classified as a “mobile computer”. Okay, 775,000 apps aren’t interesting? Idiotic, considering even someone as amazing as you cannot have checked all of them out. Fire all the new blood? They would have fired even the oldies if they’d done the same mistakes as the “young” ones. Forstall had it coming. Oh, and how pleasant that you ask Apple to be innovative while typing in your iDevice. Have a Good Day!

    • Ben

      How long did it take you to write this pile of shit?

  • jilex

    and this is what’s needed to talk, numbers, not just guessing things, now the “cut in orders” may have another meaning, if it exist that is

  • SimonReidy

    “Apple now has $137.1 billion in cash”

    I wonder if Apple executives have a giant pool of hundred bills to swim in like McScrooge? :)

  • Daniel

    Why we have to care about these numbers? I only care about the product I want to buy. If you @jorith:disqus don’t like their products, why you talk about their numbers?