Apple is riding the crest of another huge wave with the announcements that the iPhone sold 73.4 million iPhones and recorded the best ever quarterly profit in business history. According to Cupertino CEO Tim Cook, the huge success of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus did not come from Apple fans, but instead came from Android users.
In terms of the amount of app downloads, Google Play is well out in front, dominating Apple's App Store by a significant amount. That's hardly a major surprise considering Android is way and ahead as the most used mobile platform in the world. However, when it comes to making money, Apple's store is still the one to beat, and by a lot too.
Apple is celebrating its historic earnings call today, with the company breaking records for quarterly revenue and income. However, looking to the future, there are plenty out there who want to know when the Apple Watch will be released. After-all, it has been a long time is it was announced way back in September.
The frankly unheard of demand for the iPhone through the last quarter propelled Apple to a rare thing in business. The company managed to achieve a triple whammy of selling more products, selling them at higher prices, and increasing profit margins.
Yesterday we wrote how one KGI analyst said that Apple would announce sales of 73 million units of the iPhone through Q4, topping general predictions. As it turned out, Apple announced its earnings call last night and the company surpassed even Ming-Chi Kuo's top end prediction with a massive 74.5 million iPhones selling through the Holiday Season quarter.
It has been well documented that Apple has sold phenomenal amounts of iPhones since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launched back in September. However, the extent of sales through the Holiday Season seem to be on another level entirely according to noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
When Apple launched the original iPad back in April 2010, it was the peak of tablet technology at the time, a true alternative mobile computing solution. It was very well made and was the best that technology had at the time. However, even less than five years later the iPad's computing technology is now possible in a wearable.
When Apple launched the Apple Watch back in September, there was some pretty vocal opposition from Tag Heuer supremo Jean-Claude Biver. The head of Tag Heuer for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton said that Apple had made "some fundamental mistakes". However, time seems to be a healer as Biver is now singing the praises of Cupertino's first ever wearable.
Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been hugely successful even for a company used to smashing records through each new version. They have pushed Cupertino to new heights, especially in Asian markets where Apple has enjoyed massive growth thanks to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Former Apple Supremo Steve Jobs left a huge impact on the company and the tech world. So much so that when Apple goes against one of his ethos, the company is lambasted as if it should hang on every word Jobs said. A great example of this is the fact that Jobs was not particularly enamoured with the idea of a large screen stylus packing device, something Apple are now going to make this year.