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Apple just announced its earnings for its first quarter of 2013, second fiscal quarter, and despite all of the lead-in ‘doom’ talk, the numbers are actually very impressive. The company beat Wall Street projections in nearly every metric.

We’re just finishing up the conference call, where Tim Cook and company have made several announcements and dropped a number of impressive statistics. And as usual, we’ve rounded up the 15 most interesting points for you…

  • Apple now has $145 billion in cash
  • 300 million people using iCloud. Great new features and capabilities in the pipeline.
  • Record $4.1 billion in revenue from software/services division
  • 5.6 million iPods sold last quarter, share of US market of MP3 players was more than 70% of market.
  • Cumulative unique app downloads passed the 45 billion mark
  • Apple has paid out over $9 billion to developers thus far
  • IDC says iPhone is number 1 or 2 in smartphone sales in half the countries IDC tracks.
  • Seeing 95% loyalty rate among iPhone owners, “substantially higher” than the competition.
  • 19.5 million iPads sold last quarter versus 11.8 million year-over-year
  • Tim Cook mentions “Potential of exciting new product categories.”
  • Cook also says “amazing new hardware, software and services coming this fall and throughout 2014.”
  • Music stores in 119 countries, movies in 109 countries, iBookstore in 155 countries. App Store in 155 countries
  • There’s now more than 850,000 apps in the App Store, 350,000 iPad-specific.
  • Apple has 402 retail stores, including 151 outside the US.
  • Average revenue per store is $13.1 million per week, and average 78,000 weekly visitors.

The gist of the call is that Apple had a solid Q2 is seeing strong growth in iPad sales, and its ecosystem. Initially, the company’s stock was up several points in after hours trading, but it has since fall back down due to Cook’s comments.

It sounds—again, going strictly off of Cook’s comments on the conference call—like Apple will not be releasing any new products until the fall of this year. Perhaps the company is going for another ‘all-at-once’ product release again this year.

  • Boss

    Instead of spending time and money suing Samsung and others just be creative and keep up with tech

    • Mustang5Oh

      Yeah because Samsung is soooo innovative. S-This S-That. 100% original.

      • I agree with you sir.

      • Boss

        At least they added lots of new stuff from the S3 to S4 Apple didn’t add much from the 4S to 5

      • Jesper Simonsen

        Then you have not seen the WWDC when Apple showed the world the development of the iPhone 5. Look at it on youtube and see the big difference in iPhone 4 to 5.

        Thinner phone
        world wide compatibility in one phone
        New CPU
        New GPU
        Better battery
        New touch/display technology
        New big display
        Optimized lens/camera
        Anti theft is now in the hardware, not in software
        etc etc etc…

      • Gorgonphone

        “Anti theft is now in the hardware, not in software” really ?? where?

      • Please name them and tell us how useful they are in real world.

        No matter what, there is still Android inside the Samsung, I don’t see how S4 can surprise me.

      • Lol tell us how useful the s pen is on the note? Hose camera features are pretty useless. All apple services and features are used everyday.unlike android or samsungs ones

      • Mustang5Oh

        Lol like what? A waste of a screen as the human eye can’t see pixels at that pip anyways? Samsung crap blot ware with an “S” in front of it? The major blogs even called it essentially the S3S. They didn’t add much of anything.

    • felixtaf

      You would suggest apple to release 150 phones like Samsung did so far using Galaxy lineup???

      • Kurt

        If they could be as good as the Galaxy line up I would say Apple should. Otherwise no. Apple needs to get out of the mid range smart phone business and start making better phones and OSes. Having the iphone 5 scratch, chip, and worse bent is awful.

      • felixtaf

        As good as galaxy line up??? how many phones are really good in that 150??? Ppl will kno Galaxy S, s2, s3, s4, Note, note 2, Note 8, Note 10 and few tabs.. Rest???? iPhones always have some criticism.. I have had iphones since 3g… Never had any issues… Recently upgraded to an iPhone 5… No chips n scratches… Am using 2-3 cases (switch them often), still my phone is clean… Never had a reception issue with iPhone 4, never had a battery issue with iPhone 4s… No problems so far with iPhone 5… I think, People will look for faults as soon as an Apple product is released….

      • Kurt

        Just cause you never had a chip or scratch doesn’t mean millions of others aren’t suffering. Here there is a class action lawsuit going on because of it. people have BENT phones! Youre acting like these aren’t real cases. Go on youtube and search. Be thankful you don’t have these problems. My iPhone crashes a lot. My wife’s too. We both have a problem with the screen going black. If we receive a call or sms than all is fine. Otherwise we have to turn off the phone holding down the power and home buttons and restart. Thankfully we don’t have the battery problem that so many do. Stick with iPads. Apple has too many problems with their iPhones.

      • Angie

        iphone beats any samsung phones thought u knew that kinder garden student lol

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  • Angie

    Poor samsung… LMFAO!! take it take it takeee it!!!

    • Anon

      Apple had shitty earnings… Lost revenue by A LOT. and BARELY beat earnings per share by .09. Stock will take a hit tomorrow. Not to mention Dividend hikes. Investors are not happy campers. They WILL sell their positions tomorrow. Should say … poor Apple.

      • they don’t care about stocks.

      • Anon

        $AAPL down 13 points in Pre-market 🙂 They are talking like what AAPL announced was impressive… it wasn’t. In their earnings call they pretty much said to the world their products aren’t “cool” anymore so they are losing money. But, since you don’t trade, you wouldn’t understand what they are saying anyway.

  • I’m still hoping for an iPad refresh at the WWDC. If not, there’s always iOS 7 and I am a developer. So give me that beta Apple! 😀