This year the iPhone turns 10 years old, and what a decade it has been. From how consumers use their devices, to how advertisers reach them, the world has turned upside down and there’s no turning back. There have been peaks and troughs, successes and challenges, and the next decade looks like it will be nothing if not complex. The mobile advertising industry is booming, but does the future look bright for the iPhone?
Last month, Apple announced at its Developers Conference that it would effectively put an end to advertisers’ ability to track consumers who use the Safari browser around the web and serve targeted ads based on their browsing habits. Buried beneath headline-grabbing product news, Apple said that it will be adding an ‘ad tracker blocker’ to its web browser as part of an update to its desktop OS. Industry analysts estimate that this could impact 40% of web users [...]
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) yesterday (31st January), announced they have stopped the buck of declining iPhone sales to post record-breaking revenue figures for Q1 2017, ended 31 December, 2016.Financial highlights
– The Company posted all-time record quarterly revenue of USD$78.4bn (£62.3bn)
– They also posted all-time record quarterly earnings per diluted share of USD$3.36 (£2.67)
– International sales accounted for 64% of the quarter’s revenue
– USD$54.4bn (£43.3bn) revenue was from iPhone sales, up from USD$51.6bn (£41bn) in Q1 2016
Commenting on the results, Apple’s CEO [...]
Apple yesterday (25 October) announced financial results for their fiscal 2016 fourth quarter ended 24 September, 2016. Stronger than expected iPhone sales meant that the company exceeded analysts’ expectations. Despite this, the results marked the third quarter where Apple posted a year-over-year revenue decline.Financial Highlights
– The Company posted quarterly revenue of USD$46.9bn (£38.5bn) and quarterly net income of USD$9bn (£7.4bn), or USD$1.67 (£1.37) per diluted share.
– These results compare to revenue of USD$51.5bn (£42.3bn) and net income of USD$11.1bn [...]
One day after announcing plans to acquire Yahoo Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) reported its first decline in quarterly revenue in six years. Sluggish subscriber growth underscores why the US’s biggest mobile phone provider is seeking new sources of revenue through acquisitions like Yahoo. Also in this piece, we discuss Apple’s Q2 2016 earnings and the impact on the digital advertising ecosystem.
ExchangeWire Research’s weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world, with additional insight provided by Rebecca Muir, head of research and analysis, ExchangeWire. In this week’s edition: Video ad views steadily growing; US ad revenues spike; and Usage penetration growth fuels retail apps.
Video ad views increase 24% year-on-year
Based on data from over 160 billion annual video views, FreeWheel has found that video ad views, and video views, have consistently grown over the past year. In their latest Video Monetisation Report for [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Strong quarters for Facebook and WPP; ISBA calls for transparency; Xaxis appoints Harcus as UK MD; LiveRamp enters UK and FR markets; Unlockd receives funding; Voluum launches martech suite; and Apple considers paid search for App Store.
Show of force in Facebook and WPP quarterly reviews
While Google and Apple disappointed in recent earning calls, Facebook and WPP are on a high. Facebook’s earnings [...]
Record 22% Revenue Growth for Apple, 80% Growth for Rubicon Project & Mobile now Driving 86% of Twitter's Ad Business
Yesterday, October 27, 2015, Apple, Twitter and Rubicon Project announced quarterly financial results. All three Companies reported growth, however, Twitter shares slumped by 13% overnight due to light guidance for the following quarter.
22% revenue growth: a new record for Apple
Apple posted quarterly revenue of USD$51.5bn and quarterly net profit of USD$11.1bn, or $1.96 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of USD$42.1bn and net profit of USD$8.5bn, or $1.42 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.9%, compared to 38% [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Google speeds up mobile pages; EU Court of Justice rules on Safe Harbour; and Apple waves through first ad blocker that works in apps.
Google’s accelerated mobile pages go live
A new approach by Google? The internet giant has just unveiled its project ‘Accelerated Mobile Pages’ – which is open source and therefore does not generate any revenue for Google. Instead, Google is pushing [...]
Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple, and SAP report strong earnings, pointing to continued growth in online advertising, mobile, and cloud services.
Yahoo Report Strongest Growth in Display Since 2010
Yahoo reported revenue growth of 15% year-over-year yesterday driven by strong growth in display and innovation in mobile search, as the company continues to transform. GAAP revenue increased from $1,084m in Q2 2014 to $1,243 in Q2 2015. However, increased cost of revenue ($44m in Q2 2014, $200m in Q2 2015) and a loss from [...]