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Q2 2011

Apple reports Q2 earnings; iPhone beats the Street, iPad misses big, profit up 95%

April 20th, 2011

Apple on Wednesday reported earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2011. Reports from Tuesday suggesting Apple might miss iPad sales estimates were accurate as Apple reported second-quarter sales of only 4.69 units compared to 7.33 million iPads last quarter. Analyst estimates fell between 6 and 8 million iPads for the March quarter. Apple’s iPhone …

Apple's Q2 iPad 2 sales may fall short of estimates

April 19th, 2011

Analyst Horace Dediu on Tuesday uncovered figures Apple provided in a recent legal complaint against Samsung that may give us a preview of iOS device performance in the second quarter of Apple’s fiscal 2011. Within Apple’s filing, the company states, “As of March 2011, more than 108 million iPhones had been sold worldwide.” It goes …

JP Morgan raises Q2 estimates ahead of Apple earnings next week

April 15th, 2011

Following RBC Capital Markets General Manager Mike Abramsky’s lead, JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz on Friday raised his revenue and EPS estimates for Apple’s 2011 fiscal second quarter. RBC upped its second-quarter revenue estimate from $23 billion to $24 billion on Tuesday, citing pent up iPad demand and strong sales of the Verizon iPhone 4 and …

NPD: Apple computer sales up 20% in January, iPod sales down 10%

February 22nd, 2011

Apple watcher Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray on Tuesday revealed NPD Group data showing estimated Apple computer shipments in the U.S. for the first month of the company’s 2011 fiscal year. According to NPD Group’s numbers, Mac sales were up 20% year-over-year in January and shipments are on pace to reach 3.6 million units in …

Microsoft reports record revenue in fiscal Q2

January 27th, 2011

Microsoft on Thursday announced its earnings for the second quarter of the company’s 2011 fiscal year. In the quarter, which ended on December 31st, 2010, Microsoft saw record revenue of $19.95 billion, up from $19 billion in the same quarter last year. Operating income slid slightly, however, from $8.51 billion in the second quarter of …

Acer announces nameless 4.8-inch Android smartphone; April 2011 launch

November 23rd, 2010

Peculiar, we’d say, that a company would announce a product before it even gives it a name, but who are we to judge? Acer announced Tuesday that it will launch an Android smartphone in the second quarter of 2011. The massive device will feature a 4.8-inch 1024 x 480-pixel touchscreen display, a 1GHz processor, an …