About Apple’s Q1 2015 (High iPhone Sales)

The first quarter of fiscal 2015 reports regarding earnings of Apple, and the numbers for the holiday quarter are as usual and looking pretty good. The sales of iPhone are way up and for two thirds revenue of Apple it accounts. More modest are continued by the Macs but still impressive growth, while the sharpest year over year decline has been seen by the iPad.

apple-earnings-greenWith the profit of $18 billion, Apple broke quarterly records and in revenue it got $74.6 billion, but in Q1 of 2014 the profit was $13.1 billion and revenue was $57.6 billion. In the comparison, we can conclude that it has maintained a healthy profit of 39.9 percent.

The guidance for the quarter of the Apple is beat by these firmly results, between $63.5 billion and $66.5 billion the revenue was predicted and between 37.5 and 38.5 percent the profit margin was predicted.

In order to increase the revenues Apple has managed across the board in all territories and for the bulk of that revenue the Americas continue to account. However the fastest growing market in china is Apple, where the revenue increased from $9.5 billion to $16.14 billion and it was increased by 70% over a year ago. On the Chinese market the Apple is dealing with increasing focus and carriers that may appear off.

For the first time the full quarter was available for iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6, and when the supply of Apple simply began to catch up with the new phones demand.

In Q1 74.347 million units were sold by the company and in last year it was 54 million. $51.18 billion was generated by the iPhone for Apple in Q1 and total revenue was 68.61 percent.

Since late 2013 few new Macs have been released by the Apple, due to this Mac numbers are also impressing continuously. In Q1 of 2015 5.52 million Macs was sold by the company, from 4.84 million in last year, it was increased to a 14.05 percent at present. The Mac is the third-best selling product of the Apple by unit sales and continues to third largest piece of revenue pie of Apple.

Know About Computer Sound Card That Provides Simple Internet-Based Appliance Remote Control

Using straight forward circuit and a standard PC-sound card, low cost on/off control of home appliances can be implemented via the Internet. Consider a system that consists of a remote computer and a local computer that is connected to an inexpensive and simple interface circuit with relay output.

sound-cardA browser is needed by a local computer and also an application is needed which offers access to the remote computer through the web. Adding of Chrome Remote Desktop is available if you have installed Chrome as the browser. Free remote access is offered by Team Viewer if you use another browser. From the local computer checking is allowed by this circuit if the command is actually being executed.

At the remote computer the additional remote desktop access, the browser and an application is needed to generate an audio tone through the sound card. Sine wave generators are available in dozens i.e., Audio Testset from Darkwood Designs is one good choice. A level meter is incorporated by this software which measures the input-voltage level that is applied to the line/mic input of sound card of the computer.

Consider a level meter combined with a sine-wave test generator and a digital read out, such as this Darkwood Designs and operational setup is critical to it.

At the speaker output of the computer sound card, a 1000 Hz and 2-V sinusoidal voltage is available when the remote computer is accessed to the desktop and operates the tone generation; to achieve the highest value you need to adjust the reproduction audio volume.

To the input of the interface circuit this signal is connected and rectified via filtered by R1/C2 and germanium diode D1 in to a dc voltage, by which the non-inverting input of a comparator will be fed which is built around one half of op-amp U1.

By the divider formed by R3 and R2 a 0.5-V signal is developed at its investing input. The relay K1 gets activate via transistor Q1 and output of the comparators goes high when the tone generator is remotely activated. The appliance load on and off is switched by relay, so make sure that relay contacts have sufficient RMS and peak voltage and current ratings.

Here’s More Information about WD Black 6TB Hard Drive

WD Black has launched a 6TB version of hard drive which is a 2TB increase in storage when compared to previous 4TB model. WD Black 6TB is mainly designed to give overall boost for heavier computing tasks and offers a good cost per TB. For most of the consumers looking who for the highest possible performance hard drive then WD Black 6 TB hard drive is the best internal storage solution.

WD black 6TB hard driveWD is also marketing this hard drive to gamers, which certainly makes sense due to its extra storage capacity. System games sometimes reach almost 50GB in size in such cases WD Black’s 6TB model add real value to low and mid-range gaming rigs. It also includes StableTrac Technology which is used to create accurate data tracking due to vibrations from additional gaming hardware. WD Black is also quoted to offer 218MB per second data-transfer rates. To produce these numbers, it has significant 128MB DRAM cache size. Coupling this with WD’s Dynamic Cache Technology helps in enhancing the caching algorithms and this will decrease the congestion and increase the overall performance.

Design and Specifications of WD Black 6TB Hard Drive:

WD Black 6TB hard drive model looks identical to that of the company’s 4TB capacity, which was released two years ago. The consumer grade WD drive has the standard WD product label which gives complete information about the drive to the users including series number, capacity, model number, and a QR code which sends the user to the product website. The WD Black 4TB model uses the standard 3.5 inches form factor with a SATA 6Gb/s interface with the heat-producing components in contact with the body of the drive. This allows the components like the RAM, controller, RAM, and motor driver to dispense heat into the body. WD also contains a foam pad, which is located in between the drive and circuit board. This foam pad helps to absorb the vibration. The WD Black 6TB hard drive also uses same specifications and some of them are listed below.

  • Model number of WD Black 6TB hard drive is WD6001FZWX
  • It uses 6 Gb/s SATA interface with 3.5 inch form factor
  • Formatted capacities: 6TB, 5TB, 4TB, 3TB
  • It is advanced format and RoHS compliant
  • Data transfer rate of 6 GB/s from buffer to host and 218MB/s from host to/from drive.
  • 128 MB cache memory and the rotational speed per minute is 7200
  • In addition to 128 MB of RAM, WD Black 6TB also uses an LSI controller.