Apple held its Q3 2012 fiscal final results meeting call this evening. We have posted a complete transcript of the phone.
From the phone, Apple discusses their anticipations for the up coming quarter which runs by way of July, August and September. In certain, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer expects gross margins to drop in the following quarter due to a “Fall transition”. He was unwilling to provide much more facts on direct questioning:
A: “Fall changeover” that I spoke about is driving most of the decrease that we see sequentially in gross margin. Not one thing that we are heading to discuss about in any stage of depth these days. We could not be a lot more assured in our new product pipeline.
Apple uses these kinds of phrases as “Fall transition” to represent alterations to their merchandise lines. Decrease predicted gross margins could level to new items with lower costs. The clear speculation would stage to the much rumored more compact/less costly seven.eighty five” iPad. No matter what the “drop changeover” is, Apple expects it to consider place ahead of the conclude of September in purchase for it to affect the next quarter.
Apple was also requested about the effect of rumors and speculation on their sales
Q: Rumor and speculation, how a lot does it hurt sales in the quarter?
A: You will find a lot of speculation out there. It is difficult to sort out but I am relatively certain that you will find an incredible anticipation out there for foreseeable future goods. As you would assume provided what we have been ready to deliver in the earlier. I think it truly is a affordable amount.
And later on…
Try out quite challenging to hold our product roadmap key and confidential. We go to extremes to do that. That, nevertheless, isn’t going to stop folks from speculating or pondering and they’ll in no way do that. The fantastic point about this nation is that folks can say what they think and so-forth. I am not likely to commit any vitality attempting to modify that. I am glad that people want the next point. I am tremendous satisfied about it. There are clearly really a number of that want what we are doing now as nicely. I’m not likely to place any power into hoping to get folks to cease speculating. I never feel it would amount to anything.
Eventually, Apple is nonetheless optimistic about the Apple Tv, and carries on to think in it even with it currently being a comparably smaller sized marketplace.
Q: Did you give an Apple Television variety and up-to-date feelings?
A: Sold 1.three million very last quarter, up more than a hundred and seventy% calendar year in excess of 12 months. Delivers fiscal yr to four million models. This is quite extraordinary. Nevertheless at a stage that we would contact a “hobby” — continue to pull the string to see wherever it takes us. Not a single to preserve around projects that we don’t feel in. Lot of people listed here that believe in Apple Tv set. Keep on to make investments.
Q: Will not do hobbies to be hobbies — do it to make a thing greater?
A: We do it simply because we consider it will direct us somewhere. We’ll see. four million isn’t really a little number and there are a good deal of believers in it.
We have a total transcript obtainable from the get in touch with.