Apple becoming a “post-PC” company

new_ipadIn March 7th media event, Apple CEO Tim Cook told that it has sold 172 million ‘Post-PC’ devices last year. They account for 76 percent of the company’s revenue and it include devices like  iPods, iPads, and iPhones.

A PC company, Apple changed it’s name from ‘Apple Computers’ to ‘Apple Inc.’ in 2007, singling its departure from being a computer maker. That was the year it released the first iPhone. Apple controls every aspects of it’s product cycle, except manufacturing. The processor in it’s i-devices is home-made Apple processor, operating system, iOS is also homemade, the marketplace to purchase Apps is Apple’s own and the device is sold in it’s own retail stores.

Let’s analyze the numbers mentioned in the media events

  • 362 Apple retail stores
  • 315 million iOS devices sold last year (62 million were sold in the last quarter alone)
  • 585,000 total apps available in App store
  • 25 billion app downloads

on iPad

  • 15.4 million iPads sold in last quarter of 2011
  • 200,000 iPad apps
  • 2048 by 1536 pixels display (264 pixels per inch)
  • 44% greater color saturation than old iPad
  • 5 megapixel sensor on the new iPad camera
  • 73 mbps downlink with 4G LTE in new iPad (maximum possible)
  • 10 hours of battery life, 9 hours with 4G
  • 9.4 millimeters thick
  • 1.4 pounds weight

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