Monday, October 22, 2007

How do you like them Apples?

Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results
Quarterly Mac Sales Set New Record Quarterly iPhone Sales Exceed One Million

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 22 -- Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2007 fourth quarter ended September 29, 2007. The Company posted revenue of $6.22 billion and net quarterly profit of $904 million, or $1.01 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $4.84 billion and net quarterly profit of $542 million, or $.62 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 33.6 percent, up from 29.2 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 40 percent of the quarter's revenue.Apple shipped 2,164,000 Macintosh® computers, representing 34 percent growth over the year-ago quarter and exceeding the previous quarterly record for Mac® shipments by 400,000. The Company sold 10,200,000 iPods during the quarter, representing 17 percent growth over the year-ago quarter. Quarterly iPhone(TM) sales were 1,119,000, bringing cumulative fiscal 2007 sales to 1,389,000.

"We are very pleased to have generated over $24 billion in revenue and $3.5 billion in net income in fiscal 2007," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We're looking forward to a strong December quarter as we enter the holiday season with Apple's best products ever."

"Apple ended the fiscal year with $15.4 billion in cash and no debt," said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's CFO. "Looking ahead to the first quarter of fiscal 2008, we expect revenue of about $9.2 billion and earnings per diluted share of about $1.42."

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q4 2007 financial results conference call utilizing QuickTime®, Apple's standards-based technology for live and on-demand audio and video streaming. The live webcast will begin at 2:00 p.m. PDT on Monday, October 22, 2007 at and will also be available for replay.

This press release contains forward-looking statements about the Company's estimated revenue and earnings per share. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ. Risks and uncertainties include potential litigation and government enforcement actions that may result from the matters investigated by the special committee of the board of directors and the restatement of the Company's consolidated financial statements; unfavorable results of legal proceedings; the effect of competitive and economic factors, and the Company's reaction to those factors, on consumer and business buying decisions with respect to the Company's products; war, terrorism, public health issues, and other circumstances that could disrupt supply, delivery, or demand of products; continued competitive pressures in the marketplace; the Company's reliance on sole service providers for iPhone in the U.S., U.K., Germany and France; the continued availability on acceptable terms of certain components and services essential to the Company's business currently obtained by the Company from sole or limited sources; the ability of the Company to deliver to the marketplace and stimulate customer demand for new programs, products, and technological innovations on a timely basis; the effect that product transitions, changes in product pricing or mix, and/or increases in component costs could have on the Company's gross margin; the effect that product quality problems could have on the Company's sales and operating profits; the inventory risk associated with the Company's need to order or commit to order product components in advance of customer orders; the effect that the Company's dependency on manufacturing and logistics services provided by third parties may have on the quality, quantity or cost of products manufactured or services rendered; the Company's dependency on the performance of distributors and other resellers of the Company's products; the Company's reliance on the availability of third-party digital content; and the potential impact of a finding that the Company has infringed on the intellectual property rights of others. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results is included from time to time in the Company's public reports filed with the SEC, including the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2006, its Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended December 30, 2006, March 31, 2007, and June 30, 2007, and its Form 10-K for the year ended September 29, 2007 to be filed with the SEC. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award- winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone.

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(in millions, except share amounts)

September 29, September 30, 2007 2006 ASSETS: Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $9,352 $6,392 Short-term investments 6,034 3,718 Accounts receivable, less allowances of $47 and $52, respectively 1,637 1,252 Inventories 346 270 Deferred tax assets 782 607 Other current assets 3,805 2,270 Total current assets 21,956 14,509

Property, plant and equipment, net 1,832 1,281 Goodwill 38 38 Acquired intangible assets, net 299 139 Other assets 1,222 1,238

Total assets $25,347 $17,205


Current liabilities: Accounts payable $4,970 $3,390 Accrued expenses 4,329 3,053 Total current liabilities 9,299 6,443 Non-current liabilities 1,516 778 Total liabilities 10,815 7,221

Commitments and contingencies

Shareholders' equity: Common stock, no par value; 1,800,000,000 shares authorized; 872,328,972 and 855,262,568 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 5,368 4,355 Retained earnings 9,101 5,607 Accumulated other comprehensive income 63 22 Total shareholders' equity 14,532 9,984

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $25,347 $17,205


(in millions, except share and per share amounts)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended September September September September 29, 30, 29, 30, 2007 2006 2007 2006

Net sales $6,217 $4,837 $24,006 $19,315 Cost of sales (1) 4,127 3,425 15,852 13,717 Gross margin 2,090 1,412 8,154 5,598 Operating expenses: Research and development (1) 207 179 782 712 Selling, general, and administrative (1) 823 625 2,963 2,433

Total operating expenses 1,030 804 3,745 3,145

Operating income 1,060 608 4,409 2,453

Other income and expense 170 113 599 365

Income before provision for income taxes 1,230 721 5,008 2,818

Provision for income taxes 326 179 1,512 829

Net income $904 $542 $3,496 $1,989

Earnings per common share: Basic $1.04 $0.63 $4.04 $2.36 Diluted $1.01 $0.62 $3.93 $2.27

Shares used in computing earnings per share (in thousands): Basic 870,881 854,187 864,595 844,058 Diluted 895,666 878,757 889,292 877,526

(1) Stock-based compensation expense was allocated as follows: Cost of sales $10 $5 $35 $21 Research and development $21 $13 $77 $53 Selling, general, and administrative $37 $22 $130 $89


(in millions)

September June March September 29, 30, 31, 30, 2007 2007 2007 2006 Deferred revenue-current: iPhone and Apple TV $346 $92 $10 $- AppleCare 430 399 373 333 Other 634 572 520 385 Total deferred revenue-current 1,410 1,063 903 718

Deferred revenue-non-current: iPhone and Apple TV 290 88 10 - AppleCare 495 435 392 355 Other 45 38 31 28 Total deferred revenue-non-current 830 561 43 383

Total deferred revenue $2,240 $1,624 $1,336 $1,101

Apple Inc. Q4 2007 Unaudited Summary Data

Q3 2007 Q4 2006 Q4 2007 CPU Rev CPU Rev CPU Rev Operating Segments Units K $M Units K $M Units K $M Americas 824 $2,680 781 $2,348 965 $2,928 Europe 393 1,160 342 988 499 1,339 Japan 81 258 62 286 72 255 Retail 330 915 323 884 473 1,251 Other Segments (1) 136 397 102 331 155 444 Total Operating Segments 1,764 $5,410 1,610 $4,837 2,164 $6,217

Rev Rev Rev Units K $M Units K $M Units K $M Product Summary Desktops (2) 634 $956 624 $869 817 $1,195 Portables (3) 1,130 1,577 986 1,344 1,347 1,908

Subtotal CPUs 1,764 2,533 1,610 2,213 2,164 3,103 iPod 9,815 1,570 8,729 1,559 10,200 1,619 Other Music Related Products and Services (4) 608 452 601 iPhone and Related Products & Services (5) 270 5 - - 1,119 118 Peripherals and Other Hardware 308 297 346 Software, Service and Other Sales 386 316 430 Total Apple $5,410 $4,837 $6,217

Sequential Change Year/Year Change CPU CPU Operating Segments Units Revenue Units Revenue Americas 17% 9% 24% 25% Europe 27% 15% 46% 36% Japan - 11% - 1% 16% - 11% Retail 43% 37% 46% 42% Other Segments (1) 14% 12% 52% 34% Total Operating Segments 23% 15% 34% 29%

Sequential Change Year/Year Change Units Revenue Units Revenue Product Summary Desktops (2) 29% 25% 31% 38% Portables (3) 19% 21% 37% 42%

Subtotal CPUs 23% 23% 34% 40% iPod 4% 3% 17% 4% Other Music Related Products and Services (4) - 1% 33% iPhone and Related Products & Services (5) NM NM NM NM Peripherals and Other Hardware 12% 16% Software, Service and Other Sales 11% 36% Total Apple 15% 29%

(1) Other Segments include Asia Pacific and FileMaker. (2) Includes iMac, eMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, PowerMac and Xserve product lines. (3) Includes MacBook, iBook, MacBook Pro and PowerBook product lines. (4) Consists of iTunes Store sales, iPod services, and Apple-branded and third-party iPod accessories. (5) Units consist of iPhone handset sales; revenue is derived from handset sales, carrier agreements, and Apple-branded and third-party iPhone accessories.

Source: Apple

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

you have to see this on Youtube - Glendah's dating tips

This is not about music- but its the funniest thing I have seen in a long time on Youtube
Glendah's dating tips - Not that's Glenda with an H- watch her face stencil make up tips on how to make a good impression

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Digital Music ''Now Playing'' at Starbucks Stores

Digital Music ''Now Playing'' at Starbucks Stores with the Launch of the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store on Oct. 2

Starbucks to Celebrate by Giving Away an Unprecedented 50 Million Songs on iTunes Starbucks "Song of the Day" Offers 1.5 Million Free Songs Per Day from a Diverse Line-up of Artists Including Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, KT Tunstall and John Mayer

On October 2, the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, which features Starbucks exclusive "Now Playing" service, goes live in more than 600 Starbucks locations in New York and Seattle. In celebration of this historic launch, Starbucks announced today that it will introduce the digital music experience across all of its U.S. company-operated and licensed stores by offering its customers the "Song of the Day," an unprecedented free digital music promotion. From October 2 to November 7 at more than 10,000 Starbucks locations, customers may receive "Song of the Day" cards redeemable on the iTunes Store for Mac or PC ( for a complimentary song hand-selected by Starbucks Entertainment. Throughout the promotion, Starbucks will give away 1.5 million downloads on iTunes per day for a total of more than 50 million free songs.ADVERTISEMENT "This is a landmark moment for Starbucks," said Ken Lombard, president of Starbucks Entertainment. "With the launch of the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store at Starbucks we can now provide the same classic coffeehouse experience and compelling music offerings our customers have come to expect from us through a new platform ideal for the digital music consumer. This is the first step in combining the power of brick and mortar retail and digital music."
"Song of the Day" kicks off Starbucks exclusive partnership with Apple, which lets customers use the T-Mobile HotSpot Wi-Fi Network at participating Starbucks to wirelessly download music onto their iPhone, iPod touch or laptop from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store with no Wi-Fi connection fees or HotSpot login required.
Starbucks will also introduce a new "Now Playing" feature, which allows customers using the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store at Starbucks to instantly preview, buy, and download the music currently playing overhead. This is the only technology of its kind that allows customers to download the music they discover in the environment around them.
"Song of the Day" will offer hand-picked songs from top artists including Bob Dylan, Joss Stone, Dave Matthews, Bebel Gilberto, John Mayer, KT Tunstall, John Legend, Annie Lennox, Joni Mitchell, Keith Urban and Paul McCartney plus great music from up-and-coming artists such as Sia, Band of Horses, Hilary McRae, Frederico Aubele and Sara Bareilles.
Each morning and while supplies last, Starbucks customers nationwide can discover that day's complimentary download as part of their daily coffee routine. Upon receiving their complimentary download card at Starbucks, customers will have until the end of the calendar year to redeem the song on the U.S. iTunes Store.
Starting October 2, Starbucks company-operated locations in the U.S. will offer iTunes Digital Release Cards for sale, including KT Tunstall's "Drastic Fantastic" with bonus music videos, digital booklet and a behind-the-scenes documentary video, and music from the film "Into the Wild," featuring all new songs from Eddie Vedder with bonus tracks and digital booklet. Each iTunes Digital Release Card contains a full album's worth of music and features collectible artwork. After the card is activated upon purchase at Starbucks, customers can download the album and bonus material on the iTunes Store for Mac or PC.
Starbucks will also offer the Starbucks Card Plus Two, a limited edition re-loadable Starbucks card with added bonus value. When a Starbucks Card Plus Two is registered online the cardholder will receive two complimentary song downloads of their choice on the U.S. iTunes Store.
The iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store at Starbucks will continue its national rollout to 350 Starbucks stores in the San Francisco Bay area in early November; 500 stores in Los Angeles in early February 2008; 300 stores in Chicago in March 2008; and additional markets throughout the U.S. later in 2008. The iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store at Starbucks will run on the robust T-Mobile HotSpot Wi-Fi network, which is available at participating Starbucks locations across the U.S.
About Starbucks
Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX - News) provides an uplifting experience that enriches people's lives one moment, one human being, one extraordinary cup of coffee at a time. To share in the experience, visit

Contact:Starbucks EntertainmentDoug Cavarocchi, 206-318-7100press@starbucks.com Public RelationsAllison Elbl,