Apple's Quarterly Spending Points to Major Product Launches, Significant Revenue Growth

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Looking at Apple's quarterly SEC quarterly filing, Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley believes Apple's revenue is poised to explode in the coming quarters. Huberty based her prediction on increases in Apple's off-balance sheet commitments, which have a historical correlation with revenue growth.

    Off-balance sheet commitments are those investments in components and services that are involved in the mass production and launch of new devices. These line items include component purchases, manufacturing process equipment investments, advertising, and other services. Huberty notes that Apple's total spending in these areas has climbed 46 percent yearly and 36 percent quarterly in fiscal Q3 2014, making last quarter's jump the largest spending increase since Apple first launched the iPhone in 2007.


    Huberty, not surprisingly, attributes this spending increase to Apple's iPhone 6 and iWatch wearable, both of which are expected to launch later this year. These new products, along with services such as mobile payments, could accelerate growth and boost margins.
    Apple is rumored to be launching its next-generation iPhone 6, refreshed iPad models and a new iWatch smartwatch later this year. The company may also update its Mac hardware to coincide with the debut of OS X Yosemite.

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  2. DrJohnnyN Suspended


    Jan 27, 2010
  3. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    dont care about the watch, gimme a new apple tv or at least a new interface
  4. taptic macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2012
    "We've got a great product pipeline and we'll start pumping 2018!"
  5. ggibson913, Jul 25, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2014

    ggibson913 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2006
    I am a much bigger fan of the old Apple staggered releases. IPad in March, iPhone in June, etc. . Not a fan of the dump in the fourth quarter.
  6. sulpfiction macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
    If it's called iTime, it's iTime to hire someone new in the naming dept.
  7. Alphabetize macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2013
    I miss the days of product announcements every few months or so!
  8. macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2014
    Porto, Portugal

    Jesus, what is wrong with all of these "analysts"? Too dumb to be real journalists? That bad at math and physics so engineering is out of the question?

    I mean, isn't a 600 billion $ valuation and the title of most value public traded company and 8 billion $ on a slow quarter good enough?

    It's so boring... All of those attempts to manipulate the stock price. Apple is fine. In fact, they are better than everybody else in the tech industry. Why focus on trying to bring them down instead of focussing on making lesser companies like Samsung Electronics, Asus, Lenovo, LG, HTC, etc. up their respective games?

    I mean, LG sells 15 million devices this quarter and makes 100 million $ in profits. What's the point, then? What's the point in selling gazilion devices and not make any money? Focus on Amazon FFS.
  9. alm99 macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2008
  10. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    Wow, those are big numbers. in the March-14 quarter the spent 20 BILLION dollars and they made almost 60 BILLION dollars (please say BILLION in the way tht Carl Sagen would say it).

    Those numbers really blow my mind. I just hope that it results in more mind blowing on annoucement day. Dont care about anything for my rist or for anything to big to fit in my hand. I do care about a phone I can use with one hand. An Apple TV that actually does not require cable service, and a tablet that can finally replace a laptop. Oh, and please clarify the mess around aperature and iphoto. and give me more power in the iworks (really just want pivot tables in numbers).

    Am I asking too much? How about if I say pretty please Tim....
  11. BenGieCruz macrumors member


    Nov 8, 2012
  12. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    I doubt it would be called that, people are only saying this because in a patient they called it itime, what people fail to realize is that they aren't going to put the name of an unreleased product in a patent.
  13. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    I don't need any chart to see that "Apple's revenue is poised to explode in the coming quarters" :rolleyes:
  14. 69Mustang macrumors 604


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    You can never ask for too much. The answer you get? Now that's where the problem enters.:) If rumors are true, you will get that thing for your wrist. You will get a phone where 1 handed use was not a consideration. No, no, no, and no for your final requests. Those no's don't generate revenue so they probably aren't high on the priority list.:(
  15. azentropy macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    Pretty sure Apple has bought the Pulsar naming rights from Seiko and we will see the iPulsar to go along with the iPod, iPhone and iPad as consumer products! :)
  16. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    Updated Macs for Yosemite? I think Intel killed that for 2014. Maybe a 200MHz processor bump here and there but that's not much to get excited about.
  17. iBlazed macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2014
    New Jersey, United States
    Looks like Apple is about to have product diarrhea.
  18. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    With respect, iTime would be a really bad name for the product. 'iTime' would connotate that the product just tells the time. Almost similar with 'iWatch' -- just sounds like it's Apple's version of a watch and doesn't hint at its functionality.

    iPhone was a good name because predominantly that's what it was at the time, and the whole app/browsing explosion kind of boomed in the 2nd/3rd gen revisions. iPad was fairly accurate because it was essentially a big pad that you touched, and rolled off the tongue easier than 'iSlate' or 'iTablet'.

    I'm still sticking with 'iWear' (iWork, iPlay, iWear), but knowing me I'll have got it completely wrong and be endlessly mocked/quoted for my guess. :D
  19. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    Everyone said the same about iPad and Macbook (and probably a bunch of other products) when they launched too.
  20. BruiserB macrumors 68000

    Aug 9, 2008
    I could actually see iPulse being a possible name. In addition to the fact that it better fits the one syllable pattern of the others you cite, it also describes the product well. Pulse could signify both the health aspect of the watch and the fact that it provides a convenient subset (takes the pulse of) the data that's on your phone.
  21. chrisbru macrumors 6502a


    May 8, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Nah, iWear will be their Google Glass competitor!

    (Get it? iWear... eyewear... badumtiss)
  22. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    Seems like 2010 again. "iPad? Way too similar too iPod!"
  23. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    One thing about MR, I know I can always get my full daily dose of passive verbs in one place, first thing in the morning.


    Or iWatch. Equally bad.


    Actually, many were totally convinced that the iPad would be called the iSlate.
  24. amirite macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2009
    Does anyone actually think iTime is a serious candidate for the name? It was just a placeholder name used for the patent.
  25. AppleInLVX macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2010
    Amen. Feels like we haven't heard anything but "it's coming" forever.

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