Q4 2012

Sprint reports Q4 2012 results, 2.2 million iPhones sold

Sprint has announced their Q4 2012 financial results, and along with net operating revenue of $35.3 billion, including $21.7 billion from wireless, with an annual operating loss of 1.8 billion. Sprint sold 2.2 million iPhones, 38% of which went to new customers. No Q4 smartphone total was given, but Sprint also reported their 2012 full year results, which included approximately 20 million smartphones sold, more than 6.6 million of which were iPhones, 40% of which went to new customers. No iPad numbers were broken out. According to Sprint CEO Dan Hesse:

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AT&T announces Q4 2012 results, sold 10.2 million smartphones, 8.6 million of which were iPhones

AT&T has announced their Q4 2012 financial results, and out of a record 10.2 million smartphones sold, a record 8.6 million were iPhones. AT&T chairman and CEO, Randall Stephenson said:

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Verizon sells 9.8 million smartphones in Q4 2012, 6.2 million of which are iPhones

Verizon has announced their financial results for Q4, 2012, and out of 9.8 million smartphones sold, 6.2 million of them were iPhones. That's over 63%. They also announced that their 4G LTE network now reached 273 million people in 476 U.S. markets.

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Apple supposedly cuts orders for iPhone 5 components

Apple has supposedly cut orders for iPhone 5 components, including screens by roughly half. This according to two people familiar with the matter, one of whom also said other component orders had also been cut. Apple apparently notified the suppliers last month, (both?) of the people said. Juro Osawa of the Wall Street Journal claims that it's because people aren't buying enough iPhones.

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Verizon sold 9.8 million smartphones in Q4 2012, including higher mix of iPhones

AT&T teased their Q4 2012 smartphone activation numbers yesterday, and now, in an 8-K SEC filing, Verizon has done the same, reporting 9.8 million activations, including a higher mix of iPhones.

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If you are an Apple shareholder, learn to stomach the volatility. It’s not going away.

Last night Apple reported Q4 fiscal 2012 earnings. In what seems like a case of deja-vu, the stock slipped by a few percentage points in after market trading. What’s knocking Apple down this time? Well, they shipped a lower number of iPads than Wall Street expected in the quarter, and guidance for the holiday quarter is lower than expected. And the sooner we learn to ignore the short-term nature of Wall Street thinking, the better.

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Tim Cook says Microsoft Surface is compromised, confusing

During Apple's Q4 2012 conference call today, when asked about Microsoft's new Surface tablet, Tim Cook said he hadn't had a chance to play with one yet, but based on everything he'd read, he found it to be compromised and confusing.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2012 conference call

We're listening along with Apple's Q4 2012 financial results conference call and we'll be jotting down notes as we go.

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Apple Q4 2012 financial results: 26.9 million iPhones, 14 million iPads, 5.3 million iPods, 4.9 million Macs,

Apple has posted their Q4 2012 financial results, which includes revenue of $36 billion and profit of 8.2 billion. In terms of devices sold, they reported 26.9 million iPhones, 14 million iPods, 5.3 million iPods, and 4.9 million Macs.

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Apple announces conference call date for Q4 2012 earnings

Apple has announced that they will be holding their financial results conference call for Q4 on Thursday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET. This will be the first earnings call with the iPhone 5 sales numbers in them. The iPhone 5 sold 5 million units in its first weekend. It was on sale for a little over a week before the end of the quarter, so it will be interesting to see how much total sales are influenced by such a small window.

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