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Must-know: Analyzing Apple’s business growth in the last quarter
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 6 in September, which means its gross margins could improve even further because a new version of the iPhone tends to carry higher average selling price.
With CarPlay, Apple is trying to capture a big market of car drivers to replace their mobile phones with the iPhone—according to WardsAuto, there were more than a billion vehicles in the world in 2010.
Apple’s management mentioned that the cumulative app downloads from App Store has reached about 75 billion—the developers have earned $20 billion from the sales of their apps from App Store.
Apple sold 4.4 million Macs this year compared to 3.8 million in the same quarter last year—this growth is remarkable considering that the overall PC market is going through a structural decline.
Apple’s revenues have declined sequentially in the last two quarters, but its gross margins continue to increase—improving gross margins bodes well for Apple’s own investors, but also exchange-traded funds (or ETFs).
According to Apple, enterprises are increasingly adopting the iPhone for their employees’ use in order to improve productivity. This was the main driver of iPhone sales growth.
During the Q&A session of the company’s conference call to announce its fiscal Q3 earnings, Apple’s (AAPL) management was asked if iPhone trade-ins are cannibalizing iPhone sales.
The focus is now on Apple’s next version of the iPhone, the iPhone 6. Apple’s expected to launch the iPhone 6 in September this year.
During the company’s conference call to announce fiscal Q3 earnings, Apple’s management said that there were some unforeseen issues in Japan in fiscal Q3.
Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones. This was an increase of 4 million units or 13% over last year. This was also a record for any fiscal Q3 for Apple.
Apple (AAPL) recently announced its fiscal Q3 2014 results, which were a mixed bag. Although Apple’s profits were better than expected, its revenue growth was less than spectacular.
“Big data” is considered the new wave in the IT industry, where social media, mobile, cloud, “big data,” and virtualization have joined hands to make the IT industry break out of the domination of legacy applications.
Google and Yahoo broke large databases and distributed them across multiple servers, that led to distributed databases—which then founded advanced databases like NoSQL and new processing platforms like Hadoop.
The continuous inflow of massive data—in various formats like texts and photos—poses the biggest challenge because organizations still aren’t equipped to deal with them.
The volume and velocity of business data has changed dramatically in the last couple of years—it’s skyrocketing every day.
“Big data” analysis requires large data set analysis and the creation of advanced analytic algorithms that are designed to identify insights, patterns, and trends that aren’t understood yet.
Owing to the enormous digital data flow, there’s hardly any field that isn’t likely to be benefited by huge investments in “big data.”
“Big data” technologies are preferred because they enable organizations to handle huge data sets and generate useful information and insights from it with minimal delay time.
Big data is high volume, high velocity, and high variety information assets that require new forms of processing to enable enhanced decision making, insight, discovery, and process optimization.
Google’s share in the mobile advertising market could decline from ~53% in 2012 to 47% in 2014.