Apple's Q2 2006 Financial Conference Call Notes

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Mac business 50% of quarterly revenue.

    - Up 4% from the same quarter last year
    - Pleased with Intel transition progress, and "solidly on track" to complete the Intel transition by the end of calendar 2006.
    - "Pause" in sales due to transition anticipation. Reasons listed include: delays due to shipping delays on MacBook Pro, users awaiting Universal Apps and users awaiting upcoming Intel Macs.
    - 1,112,000 Macs sold during March; $1.572 Billion in Revenue.
    - 614,000 Desktop Macs ($833 million revenue)
    - 498,000 Portable Macs ($739 million revenue)

    Music business 50% of quarterly revenue

    - Up 79% year over year
    - Over 50 million iPods sold cumulatively
    - 8,526,000 iPods sold
    - Over 1 billion iTunes Songs sold. 87% marketshare.
    - iTunes: 2.9 million songs, 60,000 podcasts, 9000 music videos, 70+ television programs
    - iPod: 78% of MP3 player marketshare (up from 71% in December) in U.S.
    - 2000+ iPod Accessories
    - 40% of New Cars sold in U.S. will offer direct iPod integration

    - $636 Million in revenue
    - 50% of Macs sold were "new to Mac"
    - 141 Stores Open by end of Quarter

    - Still expect a pause in demand in Mac business due to transition
    - Happy with the Intel transition
    - "Very excited about the products in our pipeline"

    From Q&A
    - Software sales better than expected (iLife and iWork, particularly).
    - iPod: Plans to increase local advertising and point of sale locations in outside countries to boost marketshare.
    - Question about Intel Mac mini price increase: Apple viewed Mac mini as still an "incredible" value, wouldn't comment on future pricing plans.
    - Supply/Demand balance for Intel Macs.
    - 40 New retails stores this year, primarily in the U.S.
    - Boot Camp impact? A lot of customer requests for it. Many Windows users were considering switching to the Mac, and feel it makes it more appealing. Still gathering data. "High level of interest". Not releasing the download number for Boot Camp.
    - Again, on target to transition the entire product line to Intel by end of the year.
    - No plan to sell and support Windows.
    - Music store "above break even"
    - Don't feel the French DRM legislation is good for anyone
    - Very excited about the product pipeline including Macs
    - Nothing holding back the Intel transition
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816


    Dec 24, 2005
  3. D3LM3L macrumors regular


    Mar 31, 2005
    I wish they had asked something about Leopard...
  4. neilson31 macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2006
    great news!

    This sounds like a good time to buy more APPL stocks. :)
  5. aricher macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2004
    As a (minor) Apple shareholder I am really looking forward to seeing what the full hardware Intel transition and Boot Camp factor will do for sales. That said, I'm not making the switch to an Intel Mac until Adobe gets it act together and Apple releases 'Leopard" and iLife '07. It's astounding that the music biz has become 50% of their quarterly revenue. Keep it up Apple!
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    *sigh* Agreed. :( But otherwise, it's a good time to be Apple. :)
  7. daveL macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2003
    3RD Party Apps

    Apple's biggest Intel transition challenge. I'm a bit weirded out by the fact that Apple ditched the PowerBook so early in the game. Lots of Pros use them for field media work. On the consumer side, it's just not that big a deal. Once the Pro desktops come out (September), the full flock of Pro media apps need to be available (including 3rd party). Just my take. I really don't see it happening that quickly, read Adobe. Maybe Apple will maintain the PPC desktop line along side the new Intel desktops to fill the void until the apps are available on the Intel platform.
  8. Analog Kid macrumors 68040

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    50% of Macs sold (in retail, if I understand it) were "new to Mac"-- That is a big deal...
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Wow, those figures are better than I would have guessed (especially the growth percentages).

    Seems like Apple is getting stronger. :)
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    great news!! can't wait to see what new products are in store for us! :)
  11. treblah macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2003
    What happened to all those iPod killers? :D
  12. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    Very impressive news from Apple. Also would have liked any info about Leopard. Next year should be the big Apple year it sounds like. That would be the first true year of all Intel products, and going head-to-head with Vista.
  13. Surreal macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2004
    See, there's this device...i think it's called an ipod. i don't think it's going to catch on but...
  14. jcook793 macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    I wish everyone would follow France on this DRM thing. That would be good for everyone. I love and use iTunes because of the convenience, but I despise DRM because it means I don't own anything.
  15. Shaker macrumors member


    Apr 19, 2004

    Leopard is going kick Vista's a$$.
  16. 081440 macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2006
    New Jersey


    That's what were after... more consumers = more and better apple products
  17. Stella macrumors 604


    Apr 21, 2003
    - "Very excited about the products in our pipeline"

    What else are Apple going to say - they always are - even if nothing materialises ( or projects are cancelled that us commoners never see ).

    Anyway, despite the transition, I think Apple's performance for sales of PCs ( Personal Computers - before anyone over-reacts ) were quite impressive.
  18. mikea macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2006
    Waiting for macbook land
    I am one of the pc guys about to make the switch. I am waiting to see the new version of the ibooks. Apple has created a really cool exciting vibe and I see it everywhere. I used to laugh at Mac users..until I bought an ipod and this thing is brilliant, so i looked into the company further. Now i am hooked..I watch these boards way too much. I am hoping for a new ibook (Mac Book?) ASAP. I relaly do hope it is ready soon. It would seem to me that it is a product that could be one of there best sellers.
    ALL positive..things look good for Apple..I like it!
  19. pavetheforest macrumors regular


    Apr 2, 2006
    i'm with him, but now i'm thinking about the MBP....maybe i'll wait a week...
  20. bathysphere macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2003
    yeah i agree also. i bought a couple of things from itunes when it first came out, but then regretted it because as lenient as 'fairplay' is, i still don't really own the music. needless to say i haven't bought anything from itunes for about the last three years, and i don't know anyone else who has either. the same goes for copy protection on cd's. my girlfriend works in a record store, and they get quite a few returns everyday from people who can't copy a cd to their computer, or use a song from the cd as part of a mixtape for a friend, etc., and another significant portion of people who won't even buy the cd in the first place. while the number of people not buying (or returning) likely pale in comparison to the number of people that actually do buy, i think it's fairly significant that someone would rather go without than concede to an unjust compromise (drm).

    good for france on this one.
  21. Stella macrumors 604


    Apr 21, 2003
    I do too.

    Unfortunately, reality, DRM is a necessity, we need a unified DRM implementation that is used by all devices and all music stores.
  22. MrCrowbar macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2006
    Mikea, you are a victim of the so called halo effect. :p

    I knew G4 powerbooks before I knew iPods though. I'm still reluctant tu buy an iPod though. If I buy one, I want my library on it, so the 30GB would do. But the n I tell myself "Do you relly want to pay 300 bucks for a music player?" Now I have a shuffle and it's fine. Some dumb software problems here and there but besides that I am happy. No worries about scratching the display too. Who needs displays for listening to music anyway? :p :rolleyes:

    Now I'm waiting for a small apple laptop to replace my windows monster here. Computers do very funny things when the RAM is broken to a point where redundancy isn't enough anymore for correcting the errors. Naughty stuff :rolleyes: :mad:
    I don't know what I will do with this mashine once I mave my Macbook (Pro). I can hardly do anything on it now...

    And since there's Boot Camp and Parallel's stuff (works nice by the way, I've tried it for an hour in a store) I'm thinking of ditching my windows mashines for good. Maybe keep one around for the fun of building a computer and upgrading and taking care of it :rolleyes: . I've always liked the idea of water cooling. Hope the Intel PowerMacs will have that again, it's just "cool" :rolleyes: if you think about it.

    Is there a way of hooking 2 extra screens to an iMac? I love working with multiple screens. Great for debugging graphic heavy apps ;) , just run it on one screen and monitor the code (and system output) on the other. But 3 screens would be even cooler. Is there a Mac that can handle this? :confused:
  23. mackeeper macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2006
    I am ripping out my hair! I want a fullscreen video ipod SO BAD!!!!! I WANT IT NOW!
  24. MrCrowbar macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2006
    There you go:
    :p :D :eek: :rolleyes: :cool: :) :eek:

    Oh, you meanT fullscreen. I thought you meant widescreen ;)
  25. dr_lha macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003

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