margins were really quite strong, surprising most everyone, as the company did a great job keeping down component costs and also was able to keep a lid on costs associated with the ramp of new products.
operating margins topped 20%
international revenue accounted for 44% of the total
cash and investments now total about $31.1 billion, or about $34.60 a share
over 65,000 apps are now available, and customers have downloaded over 1.5 billion apps so far
six new retail stores were opened in the quarter
50% of macs sold were to first-time buyers
the company gave its usual comically conservative guidance, but i think that the next-quarter eps guidance did come in above the whisper numbers; the cfo said eps is expected to fall in the range of $1.18 to $1.23 (vs. $1.30 consensus), and revenue is expected to be $8.7 billion to $8.9 billion (vs. $9.07 billion consensus). gross margins are expected to decline to 34%, and the tax rate should come in around 30%. there was no mention of jobs whatsoever. the only thing management said it was looking forward to was the release of the new snow leopard software.