#NEDJ Week 1 Thursday: Mastermind
Pose and answer at least five (but as many more as you like) of the geekiest questions about your chosen subject you are able to contrive.
In the first quarter of 2013, out of all the profit made on smartphones by every company in the world who had a go at selling them, what was Apple’s percentage of that profit?
Answer: 57%. Apple’s worldwide smartphone profit share in Q1 just over half. Only Apple and Samsung make any money on smartphones. Every single other company selling smartphones (and by extension all handsets, seeing as there is absolutely no operating profit in dumb phones) is either making tuppence on the sale, only just breaking even, or making a loss.
In the first quarter of 2013, what was Apple’s worldwide handset market share?
Answer: 8.9%. Not quite 9 out of every 100 mobile phone handsets of any description sold anywhere in the world, from the shiniest smartphone all the way down to the nastiest burner phone, had an Apple on the back. Surprising seeing as Apple effectively sells only three distinct models.
Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is being held on Monday. Apple sells 5000 tickets for the conference.Each ticket costs $1,599. How long did it take for Apple to sell out this year?
Answer: Under two minutes. Google’s developer conference, the Google i/o, is held in the same building, San Francisco’s Moscone Centre. It took them 49 minutes to sell out their tickets this year, at $900 each. Apparently there was some sort of snafu with Google wallet…
How much money (in sales revenue, not profit) does Apple take from every square foot of its retail stores?
Answer: Over $6000. Tiffany & co., the jewellery and diamonds, take under half of that.
How many people visited an Apple store over the peak Christmas quarter?
Answer: 120 million. Apple is doomed.