Apple just had the best quarter ever. Of anyone. EVER

Apple just had the best quarter ever. Of anyone. EVERIt’s funny to think that everyone was predicting doom and gloom for Apple throughout 2013 in particular (here, here, here), largely on account of the Californians’ inability to “innovate” and the loss of Steve Jobs. What a load of nonsense.

Hang your heads in complete and utter shame, analysts and “experts”, as Apple has just enjoyed the most successful quarter of any company in any industry ever.

The headline here is that Apple has posted an outrageous $18.04 billion in profit, not just a personal best for Apple, but a personal best for, well, anyone and everyone.

As reported on TechCrunch, Apple has dethroned Russia’s Gazprom, the world’s largest natural gas extractor. It previously set the bar at $16.2 billion, but Apple has blasted through it by a margin of almost $2 billion.

Credit goes to the insanely popular iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple’s increased presence in China, and of course the typically lucrative “Holiday Season”.

Apple shifted a whopping 74.5 million iPhones (all models), up almost 50% year-on-year from 51 million. Similarly, total revenue leapt 30% to $74.6 billion.

Needless to say, Apple expects things to calm down a fair bit in Q1 2015 (financial Q2), with predicted revenue of around $52-55 billion. Is that all?! To the "innovation" machine, Robin!

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Treab  Jan. 28, 2015 at 13:13

just goes to show just how overpriced their kit is...

TJ Skywasher  Jan. 28, 2015 at 14:31

just goes to show just how overpriced their kit is...

Why? Because they're one of the only companies that choose to make a profit out of selling their products? Look at the rest of the mobile industry where other manufacturers are losing money, breaking even or making very slim margins in a bid to compete with each other and Apple. Google don't make any money out of the Nexus range, Amazon sell hardware at a loss, is that any way to run a business?

babylon  Jan. 28, 2015 at 16:32

I think it's to late, To many people have now been brainwash by Apple, It doesn't matter how good or ground breaking Samsung's S6 is, It will never be as good as the very average, Technically retarded iPhone 6.
A work colleague got himself a new 6, And went on how it had this and this, And that it had this new thing called Apple Pay, And that's the problem, Many sites like this go on about how average Joe doesn't know or care what is in there phone, Which is true, Which is why Apple can keep selling old Tech for new Tech money.
Just think for a minute, Can you image the amount of drooling, Praising and backslapping that would have gone on from all corners of the Technology news sites if Apple had put a curved edge on the iPhone 6, It would of been the greatest smart phone leap in years, Samsung do it, And it's know big deal.

lcurdie / MOD  Jan. 28, 2015 at 16:36

just goes to show just how overpriced their kit is...
The definition of 'overpriced' is a little vague, but to me it suggests something is priced beyond its value to the extent that it actually becomes detrimental, a bit like the HTC Flyer or the Amazon Fire Phone prior to today's price drop.

That being the case, Apple has in fact set the price just right; the iPhone is expensive, but people are still buying it.

Treab  Jan. 28, 2015 at 20:35

just goes to show just how overpriced their kit is...
The definition of 'overpriced' is a little vague, but to me it suggests something is priced beyond its value to the extent that it actually becomes detrimental, a bit like the HTC Flyer or the Amazon Fire Phone prior to today's price drop.

That being the case, Apple has in fact set the price just right; the iPhone is expensive, but people are still buying it.


dammit lewis for apples number 1 cheerleader i expected better from my trolling ;)

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