RSS LinkedIn Google Plus

Call us: 0800 014 9884

iPhone sales double

iPhone_sales_double_3721

Bumper Christmas for iPhone

Mobile marketing experts may be interested to know that this Christmas saw a doubling in the number of iPhones bought.

According to Apple’s latest financial results, the company sold 8.7 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of 2009. This represents a 100 per cent hike compared to the same period of 2008.

It also seems that Apple’s hugely successful smartphone has been eating into demand for its flagship MP3 player. Sales of the iPod fell eight per cent to 21 million units in the last quarter. On a more positive note, some 3.36 million Macintosh computers were bought, which translates into a 33 per cent year-on-year hike.

Apple by numbers

Overall, Apple posted quarterly revenues of $15.68 billion (£9.72 billion). And it is gearing up to unveil the eagerly anticipated iTablet later this week and the iPhone 4G in April.

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, hailed the results. “If you annualise our quarterly revenue, it’s surprising that Apple is now a $50+ billion company,” he said. “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.”

One of the most popular characteristics of the iPhone is the huge choice of third-party apps. There are more than 100,000 apps in the official App Store including offerings from the likes of the Manchester Evening News, Shazam and Tweetdeck. Recently, the App Store notched up its three billionth download since launching less than 18 months ago.

Written by Richard Frost

Testimonials

"theEword team have been crucial to us achieving record growth in the last financial year"

~ defibshop ~

  defibshop

"theEword understand our market dynamics"

~ Lees Solicitors ~

  Lees Solicitors

"theEword are scrupulously honest and hardworking"

~ Britannia Living ~

  Britannia Living

"theEword consistently go above and beyond"

~ Merlin Entertainments ~

  Merlin Entertainments

View more of our testimonials »

Bing implements one small change and one big change Tuesday 14th of April, 2015by Dan Moores Over the past week, Bing has implemented two changes. One appears to be directly influenced by Google, while the other demonstrates independent thinking and creativity.

More on this story »

April UK search market share: Bing revival stutters again Tuesday 5th of May, 2015by James Riches Bing’s mini-revival in the UK search market appears to have stalled, with data from StatCounter Global Stats showing a second consecutive monthly loss.

More on this story »

May UK search market share: Small gain for Google Monday 1st of June, 2015by James Riches Google’s dominance of the UK search market continues, as webmasters focus on mobile and the public search for Election and Eurovision results.

More on this story »
Twitter
theEword - 2 hours ago

theEword bolsters staff to 45 with new hires > http://t.co/dWh5Wfzx8R http://t.co/wPIE8JiYjq

Twitter
theEword - 6 hours ago

What’s the best #socialmedia channel for your #retail brand? > http://t.co/SCGcXKlYdC http://t.co/efguM0gIS0

Twitter
theEword - 24 hours ago

What do retailers need to know about testing their site? > http://t.co/UZRQlbMceo http://t.co/mrarW5QLEF

Twitter
theEword - 1 day ago

Great questions from the room. Here's the link to our 'Stop obsessing over search engines' blog > http://t.co/ioGosUoIMv #TraffordExpo

Twitter
theEword - 1 day ago

'The decision stage: Social proof. Honest, transparent testimonials and feedback' #traffordexpo #contentmarketing http://t.co/uqici51SAV

Why it’s time to stop obsessing over search engine rankings Friday 12th of June, 2015by Dan Moores In this blog, we look at why the time is well past for some business owners and directors to let go of their obsession with rankings, and focus more on metrics like traffic and conversions.

More on this story »

What retailers need to know about conversion rate optimisation Monday 15th of June, 2015by Andy Williams Conversion rate optimisation (CRO) is the process increasing the number of visitors to a website into conversions. See why it's vital for retailers to use it.

More on this story »

What's the best social channel for your retail brand? Wednesday 24th of June, 2015by Dan Moores You already know how vital social media presence is. Here's how you can make the most of three very popular platforms - and not just from a brand-amplification standpoint.

More on this story »

Who loves theEword

Who loves theEword Who loves theEword