Against the backdrop of a stunning increase in sales of Apple iPad, the results of the next fiscal quarter of Apple do not seem too unexpected. The unprecedented demand for iPads allowed Apple to rank third in terms of sales of portable computers. Behind there are such market leaders as Dell, HP and Lenovo. The fiscal year will end only on September 1, until this point the company will still have time to sell devices for several billion more.
Last quarter, the company earned $ 15.8 billion. This is almost 2 times more than in 2009. Only Taiwanese company Acer can boast a large increase in sales - behind it is first place in the ranking. Recently launched the last fiscal quarter, during which Apple can reach the amount of $ 20 billion. In late August - early September, companies always sell more than in previous summer months.
Such unprecedented success does not give rest to Apple’s competitors, in particular, to the company's long-time rival Microsoft. Microsoft CEO Stephen Ballmer said last week that the company's main task today is to create a competitor for the iPad. The new tablet will be the first with the Windows operating system. One day Ballmer personally stopped the project of creating a tablet computer, having decided that he would not be interested in users. Now Stephen can only bite his elbows. ')
Sales of Mac laptops are also constantly growing. In the last quarter, Apple sold about 3 million laptops - as many as tablets. For comparison, last year for the same period, sales were 37% less. The only Apple products for which demand is gradually falling are iMac all-in-one PCs and iPod players.
On reached, Apple just will not stop. Until the end of 2010, the company plans to launch a modern data center in North Carolina. So, soon we should expect the launch of a new enchanting project, which will necessarily affect Apple's revenue growth.