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Weekly Recap: Stellar Q4 Report, iMac Rumors, New Ads, and AT&T Issues



Apple’s Fourth Quarter Earnings Call Shattered Expectations.

Apple’s Q4 earnings call on October 21 had not only exceeded analyst expectations, but revealed record sales figures across the board, sending Apple Stock (AAPL) soaring in after hours trading. To sweeten the deal even further, Steve Jobs had made a rare conference call appearance.

READ → – BOOM! Apple Officially Smashes Goal of Selling 10 Million iPhones
READ → – Steve Jobs Makes Rare Appearance During Quarterly Earnings Call
READ → – Apple (AAPL) Shares Skyrocket in After Hours Trading, Up Over 14% [U]
READ → – Fortune: Analyzing the Apple Analysts After Q4 Earnings Call

Apple’s iMac May See Upgrades in Time for the Holiday Season.

Recent information has indicated that an iMac refresh may be in the works and should be available in the next couple of weeks.

READ → – Apple iMac Refresh Coming in the Next Few Weeks
READ → – iMac Refresh Hinted, NVIDIA Unveils Desktop GeForce 9400 and 9300

Apple’s Advertising Wheels in Motion.

This week Apple had released three new “Get a Mac” ads aimed directly at Microsoft’s disregard for Windows Vista and rampant advertising spending. Viewed with mixed emotions, the new spots had led to questioning of whether Apple may be losing focus and direction.

READ → – Apple Unveils Two New ‘Get a Mac’ Ads, Bean Counter and V Word
READ → – Apple Unveils Another New ‘Get a Mac’ Commercial, Bake Sale
READ → – Has Apple’s ‘Get a Mac’ Campaign Lost Focus? Time to Move On?

T-Mobile’s G1 and the Android Market Launches.

This week the Android powered T-Mobile G1 hit the market, sparking observation and comparison to Apple’s iPhone 3G and App Store.

READ → – T-Mobile’s G1 Officially Hits the Market
READ → – The First 24 Hours: Android Market vs. App Store

AT&T Prized or Plagued by Their Own Success?

This week AT&T had also seen record breaking numbers leading our sources to note that such success may be what is hindering iPhone tethering.

READ → – AT&T: We’re Breaking Our Own Record With iPhone 3G Activations
READ → – iPhone Tethering Plan: Sources Say Problematic Delays Caused by AT&T Network

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