26 July 2012
Posted in Apple
Now that the excitement over Mountain Lion has calmed down somewhat, we can talk about Apple's Q3 2012 results, which were released on Tuesday. Apple posted record numbers yet again, with US $35 billion in revenue, 26 million iPhones, 17 million iPads, and 4 million Macs sold. All those big numbers mean $11.6 billion in profit, a not-insubstantial number for the Cupertino-based company. There's more analysis and a few notes from the Q&A session that followed the main conference call over at MacStories.
Carbon Copy Cloner has long been the staple of OS X users wanting to create a bootable clone of their current install, and now Mike Bombich has decided to make the software paid-for, instead of the donationware it previously was. If you've already donated previously you get a free licence, but otherwise Carbon Copy Cloner is US $29.95 until August 12, and $39.95 after that. A free 30-day trial is available.
It's only fitting for Apple to pull Lion from the Mac App Store after they released its successor, and they've now done so. Farewell, Lion, you served us well.