Apple offers an 11,13, and two 15-inch screen laptops. All sizes are the same with the exception of the second 15 inch. The $2,199 MacBook Pro offers a retina display screen with a 2880 x 1800 resolution. In addition, this laptop boasts a quad-core, Intel Core i7 processor, an Nvidia GeForce GT 650M chip, SSD, and a 7-hour battery.
And while you balked at the $2,199 price point, Apple will sell out of these. Why you ask? The absence of a 17 inch MacBook means that the retina display is only available in the 15 inch MacBook Pro. Let me run down some data for you.
In the quarter ending March 31, 2012, Apple posted a net profit of $11.4 billion. That is roughly twice the Oklahoma State Budget. Apple could fund our entire state from 1.5 months of revenue. Amazing! Here’s how Apple dominated the marketplace.
Last year, apple garnered $12.2 billion in revenue from Iphone related products and services sales while earning $2.8 billion in Ipad related products and services. One year later, the Iphone revenue jumped 88% to $22.69 billion, almost twice that of 2011. Ipad earnings exploded 151% to $6.59 billion. However, that’s not the whole story.
The Asia Pacific territory is adopting Apple technology as its own. Revenues in 2012 are up 114% from $4.7 billion to $10.153 billion. Apple clearly has a stranglehold on the emerging technology market in this region and shows no signs of slowing down.
So, Apple sells almost everything it makes. It’s the conspicuous device one needs to gain acceptance into many social circles. It is the rite of passage into popular culture. Or at least Apple has consumers believing that.
Is there room in the market for anyone else? Will Apple’s momentum slow? If so, when? Let me know what you think in the comments below. Stay open!