Apple just had its best quarter ever with net income rising 78 percent to $3.51 per share. Revenue rose 61 percent, to $15.7 billion.
On average, Wall Street analysts had expected Apple to report net income of $3.12 a share on revenue of $14.75 billion.
If this is a double dip recession, then I’ll take triple dip with sprinkles on top.
The LA Times:
The Droid X comes loaded with several nonstandard applications for Google’s Android, most of which cannot be removed. Among the phone’s so-called junkware is a Blockbuster video app and a demo for an Electronic Arts game called Need for Speed: Shift.
You can’t remove them because Android is open.
via Daring Fireball Linked List: Pre-Installed Android Apps.
Customers’ biggest complaint about the iPhone 4: They can’t buy one, because it’s sold out.
via AppleInsider | Jobs calls Bloomberg story ‘total bull,’ says NYT ‘making things up’.
This has also been my complaint and it’s a far more serious complaint than any of those that attract media attention.
We’ve sold well over 3 million since we launched it 3 weeks ago
via Live from Apple’s iPhone 4 press conference — Engadget.
Could we dare to think that implies 52 million in a year’s production?
The fact that the number of people planning to buy is more than 70 percent of those who have already bought is a good sign for a device that sells for at least $499, said Britt Beemer, America’s Research Group founder. “That shows incredible demand for the product.”
via Still plenty of demand for iPad: survey | Reuters.
And this says nothing of demand outside the US, which, in my opinion, is even higher.
The contrast between this “incredible demand” and the “incredible derision” with which the product was met by the technology media speaks volumes of the disconnect between the market’s most demanding and most vocal customers and the silent vast majority.
See also: asymco:ipad