Apple stock surged yesterday about $14, or close to 6%. Per Marketwatch, this may be a (late?) reaction to the earnings report earlier in the week, where they handily beat analyst estimates.The highlights, from Seeking Alpha:
- Gross margins of 41.7%
- 5.3 Billion in revenue from the iPhone segment
- 8.75 million iPhones shipped this quarter, a growth rate of 141%
Online market researcher Crowd Science did a survey that shows 39% of Blackberry users wanting an iPhone as their next smartphone purchase.
Conversely, 92% of iPhone users would stay loyal to the iPhone, and 87% of Android users would stick with Android. One of the biggest reasons cited is simply the fun factor of both the iPhone and Droid phones.
The party has just begun. As we’ve said before: This isn’t an OS war. Nobody cares what OS their phone runs on. (Well, maybe Android people do ). As a developer, I DO care that I don’t have to support and QA a myriad of hardware combinations with different control schemes, screen sizes, etc.
I ALSO care that I have payroll to make, and I need to be in a market that actually makes money.
Jon Lam, CEO