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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, July 21, 2008


Apple Q3 Results
  • "Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results: Mac Sales Reach All-Time High" ["The Company posted revenue of $7.46 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.07 billion, or $1.19 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $5.41 billion and net quarterly profit of $818 million, or $.92 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 34.8 percent, down from 36.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 42 percent of the quarter's revenue. Apple shipped 2,496,000 Macintosh® computers during the quarter, representing 41 percent unit growth and 43 percent revenue growth over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 11,011,000 iPods during the quarter, representing 12 percent unit growth and seven percent revenue growth over the year-ago quarter. Quarterly iPhone™ units sold were 717,000 compared to 270,000 in the year-ago-quarter."]  Apple 3:41 PM
  • "Notes of interest for Apple's Q3 2008 financial results call" AppleInsider 4:34 PM
  • "Apple Q3 2008: Macs unstoppable, solid growth down the line" Ars Technica 4:34 PM
  • "Mac, iPod Demand Stays Strong" 4:48 PM
  • "Apple Q3 2008 By the Numbers" eWeek 4:07 PM
  • "Apple Announces $1.07 Billion in Profit for Q3 2008" Mac Rumors 4:06 PM
  • "Apple posts profit of $1.07B, ships nearly 2.5 million Macs" AppleInsider 3:57 PM
  • "Apple outlook below Wall St thought profit beats" Reuters 3:42 PM
  • "Apple reports $1.07 billion on strong Mac, iPhone sales" Macworld 4:02 PM
  • "Apple sells more Macs than in any previous quarter" Macsimum News 4:44 PM
  • "Apple sells over 11 million iPods in June quarter, still considers Apple TV a 'hobby" Macsimum News 4:40 PM
  • "Strong Mac, IPhone Sales Boost Apple's Earnings" 5:30 PM
  • "Mac Sales Boost Apple's Revenue Up 38%: Apple shipped 2.5 million Macs during the quarter, a 41% increase from a year ago." InformationWeek 5:31 PM
  • "Apple: iPhone coming to 20 more countries Aug. 22" Macworld 6:00 PM
  • "Apple 'New Product Transition' Shadows Stellar Quarter" ExtremeTech 6:56 PM
  • "Macs, iPods Carry Apple to Record-Setting Revenues" Wired 7:02 PM
  • "Apple shares beaten late on concerns over CEO's health, guidance" AppleInsider 7:28 PM
Apple News
  • "Apple-A-Day Talk: Investors Await Earnings & Jobs' Health Report: Industry concerns about Steve Jobs' health have not gone away more than a month after the Apple CEO appeared dramatically thinner at the firm's annual developers' conference, fighting what insiders at the time were calling a 'bug.' ... Part of the reason for the concern over Jobs' health - aside from genuine sympathy - is that Apple has no succession plan in place. A good deal of Apple's worth is tied to its leader."  New York Post 8:20 AM
  • "Investors eye health of Apple's Steve Jobs: report" Reuters 8:40 AM
  • "Apple May Say IPod, Mac Boosted Profit; IPhone Sales Deferred" ["Apple may report third-quarter sales of $7.36 billion after the market closes today, a 36 percent jump from a year earlier, according to a Bloomberg survey of 25 analysts. Profit probably climbed 19 percent to $972.1 million, or $1.08 a share, in the period ended June 28, the survey showed."]  Bloomberg 7:48 AM
  • "What iPhone? Apple earnings (still) about the Mac" CNET 8:55 AM
  • "Mac division could steal iPhone's thunder: Computer unit expected to take spotlight when Apple discloses third-quarter financial results" The Globe and Mail 3:08 PM
  • "Apple Investors Nervous as Earnings Call Approaches" Seeking Alpha 11:20 AM
  • "Apple on Tap: Mac Sales Look Good, But Jobs' Health Still an Issue" TechTicker 10:55 AM