The Apple Q2 2014 results are in after the usual conference call and press release published officially, including financial results for fiscal 2014 second quarter which ended on March 29, 2014. If you’re interested in figures, $ 45.6 billion ($ 43.6 billion in the same period of the previous year) is the quarterly revenue and $ 10.2 billion ($ 9.5 billion in the same period of the previous year) is the quarterly net profit.
However, if you’re more interested in units sold, Apple can brag about 43.7 million iPhones, and 16.3 million iPads sold. Tim Cook said “We’re very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services. We’re eagerly looking forward to introducing more new products and services that only Apple could bring to market“.
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Capitulation. Surrender. Submission. Pick your synonym for cowardly action and pin it on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Today came word that new draft Open Internet Rules will be submitted for review and a vote by the FCC commissioners. Coming after its last feeble and ill conceived attempt was shot down unceremoniously in Federal Court several months ago, the FCC has turned tail, battened down the hatches, and is seeking refuge in places the sun never shines. Cutting to the chase, the essence of the new rules proposal will allow for certain companies to purchase preferential broadband or “fast lane” access to customers. In other words, if you are flush enough to pay the piper, you can have a broader pipe. Say goodbye to Net Neutrality in any shape or form if these new rules pass.
The new rules proposal draft was reported today by the Wall St. Journal. Understand that nothing has been voted on yet as the proposal will be distributed to the FCC commissioners on Thursday prior to discussion and a vote. That said, what the WSJ is reporting about the draft proposal is that it contains language highly skewed towards big Internet interests rather than the consumer.
Farmville has always been a massive success. It was one of the original Facebook games that took the world by storm and has earned millions upon millions of fans as well as detractors. Farmville 2 came and only helped bolster the aging franchise. Now, we have Farmville 2 for Android. How does it stack up against current Android games and how does it stack up against the desktop version? In this review, we’ll find out. If you’d rather watch than read, the video is posted above.
Ready for episode 56 of the Droid Life Show? We don’t have a ton of topics on hand for the evening, but there are a couple really important ones. First of all, Tim and I have spent the last two weeks with the Galaxy S5, so we’ll have plenty of thoughts to share while we finish up that review. The OnePlus One is also now official, with an insanely low price tag, but no real way to purchase one. We will take reader Q&A as well, plus run through some of our favorite apps of the moment.
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Apple announced its financial results for the fiscal Q2 of 2014. The Cupertino giant beat the expectations by posting net profit of $ 10.2 billion, or $ 11.62 per diluted share from $ 45.6 billion of revenue.
The above results are higher than the $ 43.6 billion of revenue and $ 9.5 billion of profit for the same period last year. Apple’s gross margin was 39.3% – up from 37.5% a year ago. Two thirds of the company’s revenue came from international sales.
The strong financial results were achieved thanks to stellar iPhone sales. Apple moved 43.7 million smartphones in Q2 – up from 37.4 million for the same period last year.
Sales of the Apple iPad however didn’t fare so well. The company moved 16.3 million slates – down from almost 20 million sold in the same quarter in 2013. Mac and iPod sales were 4.1 million and 2.76 million respectively.