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Apple ships 8.7 million iPods during Q4

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2006
News Categories: Apple

Along with its quarterly financial results, Apple today announced that it shipped over 8.7 million iPods during the company’s fiscal fourth quarter of 2006. Specifically, Apple said it shipped 8,729,000 iPods during the quarter, a 35 percent growth over last year’s results.

Apple’s net profit for the quarter was $546 million, or 62 cents per share, on $4.84 billion in revenue. These results compare to revenue of $3.68 billion and a net profit of $430 million, or 50 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. Apple said that its fourth quarter earnings were “preliminary” because they may need to be restated due to the company’s stock option troubles. “These preliminary results may be subject to significant adjustment as a result of a likely restatement of historical results,” the Apple said in a statement.

“This strong quarter caps an extraordinary year for Apple. Selling more than 39 million iPods and 5.3 million Macs while performing an incredibly complex architecture transition is something we are all very proud of,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Looking forward, 2007 is likely to be one of the most exciting new product years in Apple’s history.”

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1

WOW over 40 million ipods have been sold since 2001 thats alot…think about how many they have sold in 2001-2002 and that would be like 1 million.. i cant wait till they get to 100million or 1 billion like the itunes… YAH APPLE i bough about 10 ipods so it went up

Posted by Eric Lewis on October 18, 2006 at 2:38 PM (PDT)

2

Now, to make iTunes and the iPod EVEN BETTER, here are some suggestions for Apple:

Improvements that NEED to be made to iTunes:

*Instant Messenger needs to be added—Why not? Communicate with people who
        have similar musical tastes and like the same TV Shows/Movies/Podcasts/Etc,
        like Napster.
*Back-Up Feature Upgraded to include the ability to back-up to Blu-Ray Discs
        (Provided a Blu-Ray Burner is connected and appropriate drivers are installed).
*Ability to rip DVDs and all movie formats to iPod-compatible formats for your iTunes
        Library, and—ultimately—for your iPod.

Improvements that NEED to be made to the iPod:

*iPods need to be start being made to DIRECTLY off of AA and/or 9-Volt Batteries
      (Depending on the model), NOT Lithium-Ion like they use now.

Posted by Charles O. on October 18, 2006 at 4:11 PM (PDT)

3

Good luck fitting a AA in a nano.
If you want it like that, expect shorter run times a bigger iPod form factor.

Posted by Bob on October 18, 2006 at 4:17 PM (PDT)

4

i wonder what would be greater - $1 from every iPod sold, or $10 from every red iPod sold?

Posted by dustin on October 18, 2006 at 6:14 PM (PDT)

5

i’d say 1$ from every ipod sold—i’d even say 1$ from every ipod nano sold.

Posted by joe on October 18, 2006 at 7:34 PM (PDT)

6

“Looking forward, 2007 is likely to be one of the most exciting new product years in Apple’s history.”

Is that a hint of new things to come?

Posted by 3rdEye on October 18, 2006 at 7:54 PM (PDT)

7

“Now, to make iTunes and the iPod EVEN BETTER, here are some suggestions for Apple:”
How about just an update that works with the current Ipods out there, instead of all the bugs released lately.

Posted by Lone Palm on October 19, 2006 at 6:12 AM (PDT)

8

Once again another analyst makes yet another foundless incorrect statement about what they thought Q4 shipments would be:

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/analyst-q4-ipod-numbers-to-be-below-street-consensus/.

Posted by DJ on October 19, 2006 at 10:52 AM (PDT)

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