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iTunes profits continue to grow as users spend more

iTunes profits continue to grow as users spend more

No one can deny the fact that Apple is doing impressively well with its App Store and iTunes. ITunes certainly revolutionized the music industry, despite the fact that many in the music industry didn't want to change. A new report has been published by research firm Asymco looking specifically at how much money iTunes users are spending.

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Apple makes up almost half of all PC operating profit

Apple makes up almost half of all PC operating profit

It's no surprise that PC sales are tanking, thanks to what many believe is the beginning of the post-PC era, where smartphones and tablets are taking over. The last quarterly results of PC sale saw the largest decline in PC sales in 20 years. However, PCs are still selling, and Apple is leading the way when it comes to pure operating profit.

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iTunes may not be ran at breakeven anymore

iTunes may not be ran at breakeven anymore

It's hard to believe that Apple's incredibly popular iTunes Store has been around for 10 years as of next month. When Apple first launched iTunes, the technology company announced that it wanted to run the store at breakeven. During the early days of digital content when people weren't used to purchasing music and other items as digital files, running at a breakeven was an understandable goal.

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$2bn Apple life raft for Sharp rumored

$2bn Apple life raft for Sharp rumored

Apple may have quietly shored up Sharp with a $2bn display order fudge, one market analyst has suggested, in an attempt to stabilize the struggling Japanese firm and reduce reliance on arch foe Samsung. An unforeseen $2.3bn extra in Apple's capital expenditure in 2012 - the bulk of which wasn't reported as cash flow - caught the eye of Asymco's Horace Dediu, who speculates that the money could've been used to take control of an ailing Sharp production plant and pay for it by pre-purchasing displays for iPhones and iPads.

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PC to Mac sales ratio plummets

PC to Mac sales ratio plummets

This week its been calculated by the analysts at Asymco that in the world of recorded sales for PCs vs Apple's Mac computers, the ratio of the former's sales to the latter is at its lowest since 1997. What we're to understand from this situation is that there are around 16 PC computers sold- that's every other kind of computer you can think of for the home or business, essentially - for every one Mac sold. Those are current day numbers. Compare that to 2004 when that number was closer to 50 to 1 and you'll see the big difference right away - did you see this coming?

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Sales ratio of PCs versus Macs hits levels not seen since 1985

Sales ratio of PCs versus Macs hits levels not seen since 1985

Apple and Microsoft have been fighting it out in the PC industry since the early 80s. Back in 1984, the two companies were on more equal footing when it came to the sales of the individual operating systems on computers. Things changed over the 80s into the early 90s as the ratio between PCs sold versus the number of Macs sold hovered around 15 times as many PCs until around 1997.

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Apple, Samsung earn 99% of global mobile profits

Apple, Samsung earn 99% of global mobile profits

Apple and Samsung have completely dominated the global smartphone market when it comes to operating profits. According to Asymco analyst Horace Dediu, the combined profit of the two phone giants accounted for 99 percent of all global mobile phone profits in the first quarter of 2012. Dediu's report looks at the top eight phone vendors, revealing Apple, Samsung, and HTC as the only ones to have turned a profit in this last quarter.

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Google makes more on iPhone than Android

Google makes more on iPhone than Android

We're getting eerie reminders of a Microsoft-related situation from last year when we hear this analysis: it appears that Google is making more from Apple's iOS than they are from their own OS Android. It's according to Horace Dediu of Asymco that a Google smartphone revenue rise this year is derived more from iOS than it is from Android. What's more, it seems that Android isn't even nearly the same money-maker that Apple's iPhone is for Google: imagine that!

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