One billion users, financials, Wall Street’s bandaid, VideoBuffet


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Apple now has an ‘active installed base’ of one billion users — In more info about its latest financial results, Apple says its installed base drove over $31 billion in related purchases in fiscal year 2015. That’s up 23% year-over-year. The company says it has a “active installed base” of one billion users.

Apple announces record first quarter financial results — Maybe Apple’s not doomed, after all. The company has announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter that ended Dec. 26, 2015. Apple posted record quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and record quarterly net income of $18.4 billion, or $3.28 per diluted share. Apple Insider has posted some ‘notes of interest‘ from the earnings call.

Wall Street adjusts Apple expectations after Tim Cook ‘rips the Band-Aid off’ — Though Apple had a respectable December quarter, the company’s outlook for the following three months calls for iPhone sales to decline for the first time ever. Analysts on Wall Street responded by trimming their price targets, though most still believe investors should buy in.
Dr Aleksi Aaltonen, Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Warwick Business School and Apple researcher, says that some investors are starting to punish Apple for not being able to do the impossible. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve has taken note of Apple’s fortunesMac sales in China grew 27% year-over-year (and Asia-Pacific 4%). The Gartner research group puts Apple’s US market share at 12.8%, and its global PC market share at 7.5%.

VideoBuffet makes it easy to browse your videos on Mac OS X — With iMovie and QuickTime on all our Macs, plus lots of video download sites and options, most of us have a plethora of videos on our Macs. A cornucopia. A veritable buffet, if you will – and that’s where VideoBuffet comes in.

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