Apple reports best-ever quarter with $28.57 billion revenue

By Matthew · 32 replies
Jul 20, 2011
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  1. Alongside today's new product launches, Apple has announced record quarterly performance that Wall Street analysts have called "nothing short of a blowout." The company's fiscal third quarter results marked its…

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  2. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 474   +84

  3. TechM633

    TechM633 TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Boy......that one word says it all, doesn't it?
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Why is it sad? Because they charge so much for their products or because they're made in chinese sweatshops? Can't knock em for being consistently first to market with pretty cool gadgets though.

    I looked up what google and microsoft made compared to apple for the 1st quarter and google only had 1.8 bln profit, while MS was at 5.2 bln and Apple was at 5.8. Will have to wait for others to release 2nd quarter numbers to compare.

    What I really want to know is... Does Steve Jobs have teeth?
  5. I wish that Android would sew the **** out of Apple for copying Android's slide-down notifications bar! That's just sad...
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    So, did you have a certain color of thread or fabric in mind? I bet Android (which is not a company) could make Apple simply faaaabulous!
  7. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 383   +54

    Greedy-**s companies making huge profits; what else is new?
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    No, just a smug smirk.
  9. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    No, why would he? There's an app for that.
  10. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Well... it took 6 posts before someone came out calling a successful company greedy. Usually it's one of the first posts.

    I can't speak for you ddg, but I sure liked it better two years ago when those greedy companies weren't making huge profits. Back when there were layoffs, pension funds were bankrupt, and people were losing their homes. Of course all that happened because of greedy companies didn't it?

    Would you prefer they wasted their money so they had no profit, or are you just upset you're not getting any of it?
  11. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Apple must clearly be doing something right.......queue the trolls! :haha:
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,996   +2,528

    Apple has never gotten a single penny of mine, which is a source of emormous personal satisfaction.

    I hope all iPhone batteries die at the same time, the phones have to be shipped back to China, and simultaneously, somebody forgets to fill the world's food vending machines.

    That way, the rest of us would be safe driving in traffic, and most of the Apholians would simply die of starvation.
  13. Modena

    Modena TS Booster Posts: 143

    Words cannot describe how much I hate apple and it's sheep customers who time and again burn they're money on such overpriced garbage products.
  14. This just In: ' Apple reports more silly people buying our silly over priced objects that we make obsolete once every 4-6 months, Steve jobs says " thank you silly people" .'
  15. Here's for hoping Apple goes bankrupt next quarter.
  16. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Good luck. :haha:
  17. NoTTaShoT

    NoTTaShoT TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Seeing as the iphone 5 is probably going to release 4th quarter of this year It isn't likely.
  18. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    I don't quite see why iSheep get all giddy when they see these numbers. (not here maybe, but elsewhere on the interwebs)

    When Shell or BP post these numbers, they complain about the price of gas. When Apple posts them, they're proud.

    When Apple has the highest profit per device, by a huge margin, how is that good for the consumer? I could see grudgingly accepting them due to the satisfaction you get out your purchase, but to actually get happy that Apple is making such huge profits seems a bit masochistic.
  19. Way too many haters.
  20. You can't knock them for doing what all businesses want to do. Make more $$$$$$$.

    Iis sad, because it is all made in China.

    They are not alone.
    HP, Dell are all gearing up to proiduce more tablets---Just where they will be made--China.
    HP plans to spend TONS of money hiring engineers and building facilities to gear
    up for Cloud Computing. Guess where the hiring will happen and the facilities built--China.

    I wander how many American coders worked on Lion and how many workimng on Windows 8?

    My son-in-law has a small business selling utility trailer . Over the last 7 years the company that makes them (American) has shifted to all Chinese steel.

    I'm really concerned for the future of Americans.
  21. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Yeah kinda agree, i am by no means a apple fan boy would actually fall more into the hater category, but I can appreciate a business thats doing very well in sales and producing products.

    It does annoy me that more and more people keep thinking that Apple is gods gift to mankind though. Steve Jobs should write a book on how he pulled it off.
  22. I wish I had bought some Apple stock back in the 90's.
  23. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    I will join you in that unidentified Guest :)
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,996   +2,528

    Yeah well, Barack Obama better hurry up and have some more play money printed, so as we don't run short on release day.
  25. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

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