Apple Record Q4 Figures: $51.5 Billion in Revenue, 30% of iPhone buyers were Android switchers!

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Apple on Tuesday posted its [fiscal] fourth quarter earnings for 2015, offering a look at its performance over the past 3 months. The company shattered most of its sales figures from the same year-ago quarter, but came in under Wall Street expectations in the most important category: iPhone sales.

Analysts were expecting Apple to sell 48.5 million smartphones during Q4, but it fell a bit short at 48.05 million. And although market watchers anticipated lower-than-last-year iPad numbers, the firm came in under tablet sales projections as well. Keep reading for a full breakdown of the numbers.

Q4 2015 numbers compared to figures from the same quarter in 2014.

  • Revenue: $51.5 billion versus $42.12 billion
  • iPhones: 48.05 million versus 39.3 million
  • iPads: 9.88 million versus 12.3 million
  • Macs: 5.71 million versus 5.5 million

And here are some comments on the earnings from Tim Cook and Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO:

“Fiscal 2015 was Apple’s most successful year ever, with revenue growing 28% to nearly $234 billion. This continued success is the result of our commitment to making the best, most innovative products on earth, and it’s a testament to the tremendous execution by our teams,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We are heading into the holidays with our strongest product lineup yet, including iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple Watch with an expanded lineup of cases and bands, the new iPad Pro and the all-new Apple TV which begins shipping this week.”

“Apple’s record September quarter results drove earnings per share growth of 38% and operating cash flow of $13.5 billion,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We returned $17 billion to our investors during the quarter through share repurchases and dividends, and we have now completed over $143 billion of our $200 billion capital return program.”

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Although Apple may not have impressed Wall Street in Q4, it put up some staggering numbers, and once again set itself up for a monster holiday quarter. With two new iPhones, Macs, the Apple Watch, an all-new iPad and Apple TV, the company is going to have some great options for gifts this year.

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One thought on “Apple Record Q4 Figures: $51.5 Billion in Revenue, 30% of iPhone buyers were Android switchers!

  1. NOT exactly true.
    It is not 30% of ALL iPhone sales, but only from those upgrading a SMARTPHONE, whether that be Android, Windows, BB or Apple. Not included in the calculation are upgrades from a feature phones and first time phone buyers (China wit the biggest growth anyone?).

    Now it is easy to understand why all those are not included – the percentages look bigger that way.
    Take into account how many switched from Apple to Android and you will see that any meaningful numbers are way lower than 30%. LOL.

    If 25% of ALL iPhone buyers are first time Smartphone buyers and knowing the Apple/Android market share – it is easy to calculate that not even 4% of Android users would switch to iPhone and that over 96% of them would stay with Android. That is how things look from Android’s corner.

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