Bullet time has nothing on the iPhone
Apple reported yet another stellar quarter, increasing their stupendous cash stash to $110 billion on the back of surging Mac, iPad and, of course, iPhone sales. As with all really big numbers, size gains meaning when you consider the velocity as well as sheer volume.
For example, Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones, 11.9 million iPads and 4 million Macs in the March quarter, which can be broken down by time in order to provide a little more perspective:
• Average of 385,000 iPhones sold per day
• Carriers activated 16,000 iPhones per hour
• Consumers and businesses bought 5,400 iPads every 60 minutes
• And, somewhat less impressively, 1,830 Macs per hour
“It is mind-boggling that we could do this well,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook during Tuesday’s conference call with analysts.
How’d it happen? Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster spelled it out in saying, “Growth in China for iPhones was 500 percent year-over-year overall iPhone sales 88 percent year-over-year worldwide.”
So, bullet time? Ain’t nothing compared to iPhone time…
What’s your take?