The number of Apple Televisions. There were also 0 Facebook Phones and 0 Amazon Phones in 2012. 0 may also be the number of smartphones that Dell and HP now sell, despite the fact that these devices are clearly our most advanced, most used, most beloved personal computers.
Apple became the #1 largest public company in the world this year — on the strength of iPhone.
The rise in value of Samsung’s stock in 2012 — besting Microsoft, Google, even Apple.
What a US court awarded Apple in one of its many protracted iPhone patent battles with Samsung.
The iPhone 5. The world’s favorite smartphone, Time’s “Gadget of the Year”, the device that pumps tens of billions to Apple, the smartphone that has allowed Apple to take a 50%+ share of the US smartphone market. Luckily for Apple, more than 50% of iPhone activations are outside the US.
The A6. The chip that powers the iPhone 5, and twice as fast as its predecessor, the A5.
As in iOS 6, the newest version of Apple’s iOS, and the one that incited the most scorn from pundits, customers and fanboys alike.
The number of posts I wrote this year on this site alone. That’s more than 5 a day, everyday. And as you can tell, I don’t run a linkblog around here.
The typical revenues in a typical day at the App Store. By contrast, Google Play revenues are about $3.5 million.
The number of iPhone 5s that Apple sold in China in the first 2 days.
The number of countries iPhone 5 would be available in during 2012, during its first launch quarter, as promised by Tim Cook. He kept his word. Apple’s iTunes is now available in more than 100 countries.
Sales per square feet at Apple Stores — far more than any other retailer.
Windows Phone 8, Microsoft’s smartphone platform, integrated with Windows 8 for PCs and tablets, and the company’s last best hope for relevance in the new era of personal computing.
What I believe is next year’s stretch goal for Windows Phone global market share.
The date (Jan 23, 2012) when the two co-founder/co-CEOs of RIM resigned their post. As the year draws to a close, Blackberry has about a 5% global smartphone market share.
The number of iPhones you may buy at one time, apparently. Because when some Chinese woman came to the US to buy more, the cops tazered her. Which still makes me laugh.
The population of Mildura, Australia, a town that was so wrong on Apple Maps that police called the directions “potentially life threatening”. And much blogging occurred.
Despite nearing $200 *billion* in the bank, Apple is pledging to spend a whopping $100 million to build (some) iMacs in America.
The percent of all $AAPL holdings that Scott Forstall, head of Apple Maps — and many other projects — sold *months* before Apple Maps was released; and months before he was fired.
The final publication date of The Daily, a iPad-only newspaper.
The number of Starbucks locations in the US. Starbucks is a big proponent of mobile money and cut a deal to have Square process its credit transactions in the US.
The amount of profits in the smartphone handset market that are flowing to Apple and Samsung, leaving just 2% to feed everyone else.
The number of Instagram users, the social, picture sharing app that was brought to life on the iPhone then later acquired by Facebook for not quite $1 billion. At the start of the year, Instagram had fewer than 25 million users.
The number of persons in Apple’s executive team, including CEO Tim Cook, all white, all men.
The lowest price for the iPad Mini, released in 2012 to combat the low-end tablet competition. Prior to its release, the consensus estimated price was $249.
The estimated number of “Would Steve Jobs…” blog posts this year.
The number of layoffs that HP announced this year. Sony cut at least 10,000.
The market cap for Facebook — still searching for at least one proven business model. At its IPO in May, $FB reached a market cap of $104 billion.
The market cap for Zynga — which hoped to ride social and mobile and gaming to big-time success. If by “big time success” you mean top insiders cashing out before the stock tanked, than mission accomplished.
The date upon which Eric Schdmit said most televisions sold would be Google TVs. Shall I google if he got this right?
The amount of data we want, which is too bad, as nearly every big carrier began implementing hard caps on data plans for smartphone users this year.
The Nokia Lumia flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone. Which, despite its status, and despite its pedigree, is simply not selling well at all.
The number of Android devices that Google activates every single day.
The estimated number of mobile ad clicks that are accidental.
The Samsung Galaxy SIII, which may be the most popular smartphone in the world — though Samsung does not give us real numbers. Though we can reliably estimate the company sold nearly 250 million smartphones in 2012, far more than anyone else.
The estimate share of mobile web traffic owing to iOS devices.
Every single month, at least 10 million more Chinese become 3G/mobile subscribers.
The size of an upcoming Huawei “smartphone” — because we all finally got the futuristic personal mobile supercomputers we always wanted, then got bored and demanded they start building them bigger.
The number of consecutive quarters that Mac growth has outpaced PC growth. With the rise of iPhone and iPad, and the increasingly tight integration between iOS and Mac OS, expect PC growth to *never* surpass Mac growth. Expect “PC” sales to never surpass Apple-only personal computer sales (iPad, iPhone and Mac — which all range in price from $350 to over $2,000).
Marissa Mayer was the 20th employee at Google, and its first female engineer. This year she became CEO at Yahoo and pledged to optimize Yahoo (properties) for the smartphone.
The Microsoft Windows install base. The estimated global smartphone user base is now over 1 billion — and closing fast.
We have now cracked the sub-$100 price point, with some (low-end) Android devices in Asia and Africa selling for under $100 inclusive.
The approximate number of tweets tweeted on Twitter on the day of the US presidential election.
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