Apple Results Overshadowed by iPhone Expectations

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July 23 (Bloomberg) -- Jason Mander, head of trends at GlobalWebIndex, examines results from Apple and the success of Facebook’s recent acquisitions. He speaks on “On The Move.”

35 million, north of that number, that is how many iphones they sold in the quarter.

I am desensitized by these numbers.

They are always big.

Get me excited about the company for the rest of the year.

I will do my best.

We always expect good iphone figures and they delivered as usual.

The tablet figures are less exciting.

We were expecting that.

Where we are keeping an eye out now is for something much more in the phablet type of territory.

Apple has been losing out to samsung in that space.

We think apple needs to be in that tablet space to keep its strong presence in the sector.

We are talking about a 5.5-inch iphone.

Is that the most innovative thing that is going to come for the smart phone market this year?

Is that really what we are expecting?

When you put it like that, it does not seem so exciting.

What we have seen is slowing of usage of tablets.

It is clear that mobile is winning the competition.

This is where absolutely apple has to be going.

And the iwatch will probably make an appearance sometime this year.

I want to talk about this company in total.

I look at the acquisitions and it has been about talent.

Should we look at apple as a retailer first and a tech company second?

I think it performs very strongly on both fronts.

It has never been just about the product.

It has been about the experience of having an iphone.

That is why we are doing well in the big markets like the u.s., the u.k., canada.

Much stronger figures there.

Talk about facebook.

It is a product, a platform that myself i use less and less.

I cannot tell you the last post i put on there.

That is not just me now.

More people are using whatsapp.

When that acquisition happened, abel said that was top he -- people said that was toppy.

But it looks smarter and smarter.

The fastest-growing network is now instagram.

The number one messaging app is whatsapp.

You cannot bet against the acquisitions that they are making.

If you look at the figures, it is growing in almost every country the global web index tracks.

It is doing very well in demographics across the board and giving facebook coverage in countries they traditionally have not had the strongest of footprints, places like latin america.

Really promising sign for facebook.

What does this company looked like in the next five or 10 years?

To me, whatsapp, instagram, it is not just a social media platform anymore.

What is it about in five years?

Facebook will continue making acquisitions.

In five years time, it is much more about a space where you go for your general web experience.

People -- facebook does not want to decide -- to define itself as a social network anymore.

Thank you very much for joining us today.

The head of trends at global web index.

"the pulse" is coming up next.

Guy johnson will be joining you.

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