Jobs Confirms “major new product” Out This Week

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Straight from the horse’s mouth, folks. In today’s earnings report, Steve Jobs confirmed that a new product would be announced.

“If you annualize our quarterly revenue, it’s surprising that Apple is now a $50+ billion company,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “The new products we are planning to release this year are very strong, starting this week with a major new product that we’re really excited about.”

Due to a change in accounting measures, Apple posted $15.68 billion in revenue in Q1 of 2010 compared to $11.88 billion from a year-ago quarter. Despite display bugs in the 27-inch iMacs, 3.36 million Macs were sold, which is a 33 percent increase compared to previous year’s quarter. iPhone sales increased 100 percent increase from last year with 8.7 million units sold. As expected, iPod sales dipped 8 percent from a year-ago quarter with 21 million sold.

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The iTunes store now carries 8,000 movies, 11 million songs and over 50,000 TV shows.

To date, iPhone and iPod Touch owners from 77 countries have downloaded 3 billion apps from the App Store.

Half the Macs sold last quarter went to first time Mac owners.

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“AT&T is a great partner,” says Tim Cook.

CUPERTINO, California-January 25, 2010-Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 first quarter ended December 26, 2009. The Company posted revenue of $15.68 billion and a net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $11.88 billion and net quarterly profit of $2.26 billion, or $2.50 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.9 percent, up from 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 58 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

Apple sold 3.36 million Macintosh® computers during the quarter, representing a 33 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 8.7 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 100 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 21 million iPods during the quarter, representing an eight percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.

During the quarter Apple elected retrospective adoption of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s amended accounting standards* related to certain revenue recognition. Adoption of the new accounting standards significantly changes how the Company accounts for certain items, particularly sales of iPhone® and Apple TV®.

“If you annualize our quarterly revenue, it’s surprising that Apple is now a $50+ billion company,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “The new products we are planning to release this year are very strong, starting this week with a major new product that we’re really excited about.”

“We are very pleased to have generated $5.8 billion in cash during the quarter,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the second fiscal quarter of 2010, we expect revenue in the range of about $11.0 billion to $11.4 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share in the range of about $2.06 to $2.18.”

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q1 2010 financial results conference call utilizing QuickTime®, Apple’s standards-based technology for live and on-demand audio and video streaming. The live webcast will begin at 2:00 p.m. PST on January 25, 2010 at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq110/ and will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.

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