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Friday, March 23, 2012

iPad Launches in 25 More Countries Today

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 01:00 PM

"As we originally predicted, Apple released the new iPad in 25 additional countries today, just a week after the original launch."

At 8am PST the following countries started selling:

Austria,Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.


Monday, March 19, 2012

AT&T Has Record iPad Sales

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 10:30 AM

"AT&T announced on Monday that the launch of the new iPad set a new single-day record for sales and activations of Apple's touchscreen tablet."

In the 24-hour period starting the morning of Friday, March 16, AT&T says it had the best sales period ever for an iPad. They didn't release specific numbers, but Apple confirmed that the new iPad had a record start. I am a bit curious to see the numbers though, to give it a comparison over previous models since it was the biggest launch ever, opening in 10 countries over the weekend.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Apple Edges HP by Almost 5% in Shipping Numbers

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 05:00 AM

"Apple is out-shipping traditional PC vendors by a wide margin on the back of strong iPad sales, a marketing research firm has found."

And the margin over number 2 HP was almost 5%, as Apple shipped 15 million iPads along with 5 million Macs, which made up 17% of the 120 million total shipped globally in the 4th quarter. HP total was 12.7% in comparison. Overall, if you take the iPad and other tablets out of the picture, PC sales are down 0.4%. Sounds to me like if you aren't in the tablet business, you might have cause for concern.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

iPhone Number One in U.S. Market Share, Beating Android

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:00 PM

"Following Apple's incredible sales numbers from yesterday's quarterly earnings report, the iPhone has taken the number one spot in U.S. market share from Google's Android OS, according to the researchers at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech."

Pretty impressive, especially when you consider the number of different Android phones out there in the marketplace isn't it?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday This Week, Are You Prepared?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 05:00 AM

"Online and retail stores are already starting to promote their upcoming "Black Friday" sales. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States and marks the traditional start to the holiday shopping season. The day brings early store openings and deep discounts from many retailers, and ranks as one of the busiest shopping days of the year."

I avoid Black Friday sales like the plague, but if you are a brave soul then these ads will at least help you plan out your attack for the day after Thanksgiving. I prefer to shop online, so I wait til CyberMonday, or poke around at Amazon since they will have a sale online on Black Friday. So too does Mac Mall or Mac Connection. And this year Living Social is getting in on the act with deals sent out several times a day on Friday and Cyber Monday.

Tags: sales, , black friday

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 is Now the Number Two Online Site in UK

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 03:00 AM

" has become the second most trafficked online retail site in the UK, according to a report by website tracking firm Experian Hitwise and IMRG."

July rankings showed Apple as number 8, so a bump of 6 slots in such a short time is pretty impressive! They are now just behind and

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

iPhone 3GS Outselling Android Phones at AT&T

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 11:08 AM

"'Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley says his retail checks show continued strong demand for the iPhone 3GS at AT&T and iPad 1 at Verizon, even as the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 continue to fly off the shelves.,' John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD."

According to AT&T, the Android smarphones are gaining customers from Windows 7 but not from the iPhone. Of course when you are selling a phone, any phone, for $49.00 USD, you are bound to increase sales. It's basic economics. The price of the 3GS is half of the Inspire and about 25% of the price of the Atrix, so when cost is a factor (as it certainly is these days), consumers will look closer at it, and that is even before you consider the hype factor of the iPhone.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Apple Certainly is on a Roll

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 11:00 AM

"Apple's been on a roll lately. They sold a record 18.65 million iPhones in the first quarter and for the first time zoomed past Microsoft in terms of profitability. The 49,400 Apple employees helped the company earn $14 billion annually and pull 30 percent growth in earnings per share."

Apple beat Microsoft in revenue and profit, tops Google as most valued brand and now comes this little gem that says Apple is closing in on Nokia and has reached the number two spot in global smartphone maker list. Not to be stopped there though, Apple is also now number 35 on the Fortune 500 list [link]. To hit number two, they had a 114.4% growth spurt versus the industry rate of 79.7%, achieving 18.7% of the global market versus Nokia's 24.3% share.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Verizon Releases Q1 Earnings...2.2 Million iPhones Sold

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 02:30 PM

"This morning Verizon released its quarterly earnings for Q1 2011."

That is quite the number, 2.2 million iPhones sold in Q1 of 2011 for Verizon in only six weeks. This comes in under the 3.2 million iPhones that AT&T reports selling in Q1 but still impressive. The total number sold by AT&T and Verizon come in at 5.8 million, which is about 30% of the total Apple sold in the quarter. I'm thinking this number would have been higher for Verizon had this been the iPhone 5, but then again, that is due out later this year so it will be interesting to see what the numbers are then won't it?

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Quasi-Tablet?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Laptops" @ 07:00 AM

"Apple's break-out notebook, says an analyst, may represent a new category: the quasi-tablet. With so much attention focused on the iPad, J.P. Morgan's Mark Moskowitz chose Monday to change the subject. He issued a note to clients that focused instead on the fastest growing member of Apple's Mac line: The MacBook Air."

After owning an 11-inch Macbook Air, and finding that I can indeed do pretty much everything I could do with my heavier and slower Macbook Pro (obviously not the latest model), I can totally understand why this segment is growing. I've even done some minor video editing and iPhoto processing and it is easily able to handle the tasks. And from the looks of the figures in this article, there are plenty of other people who think this and the 13-inch model are just the laptop they need. I don't know about the moniker he chooses to give it though, as it is much more than a "quasi-tablet." ONe thing is sure, you can't argue about the success of the product. What are your thoughts?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Apple Now Number One Mobile PC Maker

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple News" @ 10:30 AM

"2010 was a breakout year for Apple's iPad. When it first came out, we dared to question it, but one year later the device is undoubtedly a success. Today, statistics from DisplaySearch show that the iPad was not only a success, but also propelled Apple to the top of the list of mobile PC makers."

10.2 million units shipped by Apple in Q4 2010. These numbers include laptops and iPads, but not mobile phones. Competition is arriving on the scene, but Apple has a pretty impressive lead. This percentage is, of course, certainly bolstered by iPad sales, but according to the story, notebook shipments "widely exceed the industry average growth rate" as well. I'm looking forward to what Apple has in store over the next few months to try to keep the competition in check.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Verizon iPhone Demand Not What Was Expected

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 11:30 AM

"The day is finally upon us, when U.S. iPhone owners get a choice in which carrier to put up with. The Verizon iPhone 4 launched publicly Thursday morning to mixed lines across the country."

Mixed results indeed, as there were nowhere near the lines for the Verizon iPhone 4 that everyone expected. It could be for several reasons though, namely the pre-order sales to existing customers from week earlier, or the fact that it is so close to the iPhone 5 the smart move is to wait a few months and see what Apple is going to announce. I'm betting that it is a combination of both. The current customers gave Verizon their best ever pre-order numbers so quite a few obviously ordered the iPhone 4, and when it opened up to the general public, I'm pretty sure those AT&T customers that want to switch are going to wait until the iPhone 5 is announced. At least that is what I'm surmising since according to this survey there weren't that many switchers making the purchase. I guess we shall really find out in June when the iPhone 5 is expected to be announced won't we?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Now You Have to Wait Until February 9th to get Your Verizon iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 01:47 PM

"Verizon began accepting pre-orders for Apple's iPhone 4 at 3AM on Thursday, and by 5AM had already broken all of its first full day sales records for a single device. The company processed so many orders that it, along with Apple, stopped accepting new pre-orders before the end of the day."

Well impressive, and it appears without a glitch other than having to shut down the pre-ordering earlier than they expected, but that isn't a bad thing. Well, unless you were hoping to be one of those pre-ordering. At 8:10pm Eastern they shut the operation down, and according to Verizon Wireless President Dan Mead "in our first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history." Most impressive when you consider it was only open to existing customers and still claimed that record. No details on numbers yet, and I wonder how they will compare on February 9th and 10th when it is open to everyone. If you want to get in on this the online ordering starts at 3am on February 9th, and the stores (Verizon, Apple, Best Buy and Wal-Mart) will open up at 7am on February 10th if you want to brave the lines. 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Apple Confirms 1 Million Apple TV Units Sold

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 10:39 AM

"After taking the unprecedented step of forecasting it would sell at least 1 million Apple TV units last week, the Cupertino, Calif. company Monday confirmed it had met its goal. The milestone shatters Apple's previous high-water mark for the $99 device set it October: 250,000 units. At the time, CEO Steve Jobs remarked he was 'thrilled.'"

Bold prediction, yet success for Apple. Now if they would only expand the offerings as far as interfaces, such as adding Hulu to the mix, or perhaps some interfacing with some of the networks. Heck, throw in some of the professional sports leagues such as NFL Redzone and it would really be something! How about you? What are your thoughts on what you would like to see as far as interfaces, or do you prefer using Roku?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Apple TV is Roku's Best Friend

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 06:00 AM

"When Apple launched their second-generation Apple TV back in September many thought it change the way we viewed our media. Apple's AirPlay feature where you can stream video from an iOS device or Mac to an Apple TV just adds to the argument."

That "halo effect" that is usually mentioned when talking about Apple products and how their products generate sales of other Apple products, apparently also works with competing products. The Roku CEO Anthony Wood stated that he feels Apple generated new sales for them since they brought attention to the category. Roku sales are about to surpass $50 million this year and CEO Wood thinks they will hit $100 million in 2011. You can read his interview with Business Insider here, but it is interesting he would give credit to Apple. Well, perhaps interesting isn't the word, surprising I suppose would be better. You usually don't hear kudos when it comes to Apple from their competitors. Credit deserved.

Friday, December 17, 2010

iTunes Still Dominates Digital Music

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

"Apple's iTunes continues to dominate digital music sales, gaining three percent compared to last year and comprising 66 percent of the market, according to news reports. Amazon, Apple's closest competitor, with just 13 percent of digital music purchases, tied Walmart, which relinquished first place to the Cupertino, Calif. firm in 2008."

Amazon has been trying to undercut iTunes, offering pretty steep discounts on their music but all it has gained them is about 2%, moving from 11% to 13%. Still a gain is a gain, however is the loss they are taking worth it? I admit I will shop at periodically and just use their handy MP3 Downloader to get the music into my iTunes library, but for the most part I will just stick with iTunes. It reminds me of the punchline in that old joke where the guy is selling sandwiches at a 25 cent loss: "Yea, but I make it up in volume."

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Asia Today, Nordic Countries Tomorrow

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:58 AM

"Apple today finally let the iPad loose in Taiwan and it starts at NT $16,500. The iPad is not available at Taiwan's online Apple Store but it is available at Taiwan's fine Apple-certified retailers. It also hits the ground today on Samsung's home turf of South Korea."

And tomorrow it hits Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Monday, November 29, 2010

iPad and MacBook Air are the Winners

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:44 AM

"Apple saw a healthy demand for all of its products across the board on Black Friday, but the iPad and new MacBook Air were particularly strong sellers over the weekend, according to financial experts."

Gene Munster and his band of analysts spent some time in Apple stores on Black Friday, and noticed that the iPads and MacBook Airs were the most popular items, which goes along with recent polls. The 11-inch MBA was really moving, but overall Macs were selling about 8 per hour, roughly the same rate as last year at the same time. Typically, according to the analysts, Black Friday accounts for 10% of holiday sales. So, did you venture out on Black Friday or did you wait until today's Cyber Monday sales to make purchases?

Beatles a Success on iTunes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:45 AM

"It may not have been a day we'll never forget, but the addition of the Beatles music catalog to iTunes was no small thing. Backed by a ubiquitous marketing campaign that included billboards and prominent TV spots, sales of Beatles music on iTunes have been booming."

I was one of the people that didn't think this was that big of a deal, I was just happy that we wouldn't have to hear about any more rumors of The Beatles coming to iTunes. Apparently it was a big deal to a lot of people, since they have sold 450,000 albums and over 2 million songs worldwide since the group debuted on iTunes on November 16th of this year. In fact, Abbey Road is still a top 25 album as of this morning. I guess they do know what they are doing over at Apple.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

40,000 Windows 7 Phones Sold

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 09:00 PM

"Did a $100 million advertising budget only manage to generate 40,000 Windows Phone 7 sales on launch day?"

I must say though, the commercial is well done and I laughed out loud several times when I saw it the first time. Even now I chuckle a bit, especially when the guy drops the phone in the urinal and when the son throws the baseball and hits his dad in the head. But I liked Benny Hill too. But my entertainment isn't the question here is it? After throwing approximately $100 million in advertising at the general public, the Windows 7 Phone only sold approximately 40,000 phones on launch day. Some countries sold out however, but still, Microsoft has to be a bit disappointed. Apple's original iPhone was initially a disappointment too, however they activated almost 150,000 of them on the initial launch weekend.

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