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  • iWork Working Beautifully at Making Bank for Apple

    As if Apple isn't sitting on a large enough goldmine already, Silicon Alley Insider says Apple is poised to make bank - big time - on iPad office apps Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. Estimates suggest that Apple has already raked in better than $3 million in sales from those apps in the short time the iPad has been available.

    Based on more than one analysis of App Store sales thus far, iWork apps have the potential to generate upwards of $40 million in sales annually. And those estimates are far from exaggerated, especially when you consider that Apple's apps have been ranked in the top ten paid apps since the minute the iPad rolled out.

    Sales estimates, however, are based on the "assumption" that a top ranked paid application sells approximately 7,500 copies on either a Saturday or Sunday. On a weekday, the same top rated app would would rack up another 2,500 sales. If these are the types of sales that Apple is seeing with its iWork apps, Apple may enjoy a substantial stream of revenue for as far as the "i" can see.

    Needless to say, in the big picture, $40 million is a veritable drop in the financial bucket for Apple, especially since the company's overall revenue could rack up $1 billion this quarter. But Apple's increasing ability to rake in the green from a variety of sources - whether its iWork apps or iAd revenue - proves that Apple can make bank in a wide assortment of ways behind their revolutionary devices.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iWork Working Beautifully at Making Bank for Apple started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Bruno615's Avatar
      Bruno615 -
      I personally love iWork. (I don't have an iPad, I'm talking about OSX) At first I was against it because of compatibility issues (have to export everything if you want someone with windows to read it). I soon realized that Pages, keynote, and numbers are great applications. Pages and Keynote are identical to Work and Powerpoint except that it is easier to organize your work in a clear and pretty format. I often get compliments for 'putting the time in to make it look nice.' As for Numbers, it doesn't have all of the in depth features of Excel in regards to the functions, but if you doing a pretty simple report, it works great (I use it for college level physics reports). Also worth mentioning is the fact that they load 2x as fast as office programs.

      For what its worth, I find myself creating my reports in the iWork applications instead of the Office ones, so take it for what its worth.
    1. Doran's Avatar
      Doran -
      Unfortunatly it's not worth much for the iPad....
    1. redcard's Avatar
      redcard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluprint View Post
      I'm against buying apps by apple, i think for the money i spent that it should of came included with the iPad especially when none of the apps have a trial period. It's all good though.
      For the money I spend at your KFC I should always get free fries.
      Would you mind taking a pay cut so I can get the fries? Thanks, mate

      Wait.... you don't?? Imagine that, eh?
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      A port of Open Office would be awesome.
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      Quote Originally Posted by redcard View Post
      For the money I spend at your KFC I should always get free fries.
      Would you mind taking a pay cut so I can get the fries? Thanks, mate

      Wait.... you don't?? Imagine that, eh?
      Ok sir, if your a regular customer should you pay EXTRA for fries? Or should it not be included? It would suck if KFC tried to knock off a few more bucks out of every person by not including the fries with that. Like I said before I'm not willing to pay more and more just to have a fully functional iPad, Apple should have included this from the start, by it's ok. I don't care. I didn't pay for it.