Judge Koh rules..on post trial motions.

Too much legal stuff for me, but Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents has a thorough explanation.

No matter what the legal standard may be…I can’t believe Samsung is being left off the hook on the “willful infringer, hence triple damages” charge. That’s just silly.

P/E ratios, or fun with numbers.

Amazon’s P/E is around 4.000. Apple’s is at around 10.

If Apple would be treated by Wall Street like Amazon, it’s stock prize would be about 160.000 USD a piece (no, that’s not a typo), and it would be worth …um… 150 TRILLION dollars!

Apple makes more profit each quarter than Amazon EVER made – all quarters combined. Ever.

If you apply Google’s P/E to Apple, Apple’s stock would trade at around 1.000 USD a pop. It’s market valuation would be a cool 1 Trillion USD.

Just sayin’…

So, Twitter releases Vine, but Apple has a pr0n problem? Ok Josh…

At least that’s how Josh Topolsky, the internet’s foremost authority on integrity, twists it…

Read it if you must, but suffice it to say that Samsung, Android, et al don’t have a pr0n problem, only Apple. Also, apparently, they have one in the iOS Twitter app…again… seemingly only the iOS Twitter app.

What a douche.

Tim Cook on Apples earnings.

Good stuff.

In your face:

Let me make one additional point on this: I know there’s been lots of rumors about order cuts and so forth, and so let me just take a moment to make a comment on these. I don’t want to comment on any particular rumor, because I would spend my life doing that, but I would suggest it’s good to question the accuracy of any kind of rumor about build plans. And I’d also stress that even if a particular data point were factual, it would be impossible to accurately interpret the data point as to what it meant for our overall business, because the supply chain is very complex, and we obviously have multiple sources for things. Yields might vary, supplier performance can vary, the beginning inventory positions can vary, I mean there’s just an inordinately long list of things that would make any single data point not a great proxy for what’s going on.

So, I wonder…who’s taking their hat now at The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Nikkei? Anyone?


Apple’s Q1 FY13 results.

Apple today announced financial results for its 13-week fiscal 2013 first quarter ended December 29, 2012. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $54.5 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.81 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $46.3 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share, in the 14-week year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38.6 percent compared to 44.7 percent in the year-ago quarter.

Average weekly revenue was $4.2 billion in the quarter compared to $3.3 billion in the year-ago quarter.

The Company sold a record 47.8 million iPhones in the quarter, compared to 37 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold a record 22.9 million iPads during the quarter, compared to 15.4 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.1 million Macs, compared to 5.2 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 12.7 million iPods in the quarter, compared to 15.4 million in the year-ago quarter.

So much for the iPhone losing it’s appeal…or the iPad.

Interesting number on Macs though. I’m guessing the drop is because of the less than stellar availability of the new iMacs.

Just to make sure: Apple just reported the most profitable year of any company ever. Doomed.