Apple posted a rare miss Tuesday thanks to a lull in iPhone sales. But as the following infographic shows, the company is doing quite well overall.
Statista crunched the numbers and found plenty for the folks in Cupertino to cheer about, namely overall strong growth in revenues and earnings. But consider also that Apple’s largest cash cow, the iPhone, has only been around five years. Meanwhile, the 2-year-old iPad is becoming another huge profit center for Apple. Not included in the chart, but worth mentioning is that Apple TV has quietly amassed 4 million units in sales over the last fiscal year and is no longer a “hobby” for the company.
If anything, this is a snapshot of a company in transition.
Source: Mashable.com, Statista, Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, svariophoto
July 25, 2012 in Business, Companies, Financial Markets, Infographic, Technology
Tagged Apple, Apple TV, Cash, Cash Flow, iPad, iPhone, Q3 Earnings, revenue
Music is widely free on the Internet. In seconds, web surfers can access millions of song on YouTube or an unlimited live stream with digital services such as Spotify.
With smartphone apps, free music is even available to-go. So, with free all-you-can-stream services, have people stopped paying for music? The numbers say yes.
By 2016, record stores sales are projected to drop another 77.4%, according to The Wall Street Journal. Local music shops and large national chains will not fare well.
In 2011, digital music sales surged 8% globally, accounting for $5.2 billion in legal downloads. More people may be listening to music, but physical album sales will continue to decline.
Tune in to the infographic created by Total Bankruptcy for more trends in the digital music revolution.
Source: Mashable.com, Total Bankruptcy, Image courtesy of Flickr, Kashirin Nickolai
July 25, 2012 in Business, Entertainment, Infographic, Technology
Tagged Death, Decline, Digital Music, Industry, Internet, Music, Smartphone, Spotify, Streaming, You Tube
Automobiles have transformed dramatically since the first mass-produced Ford Model T car hit the consumer market about 104 years ago. But the evolution still continues, with gas-guzzling vehicles slowly turning into energy-efficient roadsters.
UK-based company Car Loan 4U has released an infographic highlighting the history of the car and it’s transformation into what we see in vehicles today.
The infographic highlights some of the most fuel-efficient cars in production, from the 2012 Chevrolet Volt to the Ford Focus E (76 miles) and the Renault Fluence Z.E. (115).
It also hints at the industry ahead: “In the near future, electric cars will outperform petrol cars in every area. The only thing that stands in the way of electric cars total domination is us. At current adoption rates, by the year 2030, only 7.1% of the car-driving population of the planet will own an electric car.”
Source: Mashable.com, Tesla, carloan4u