Interesting Tidbits From Apple’s Analyst Call

The Macalope culls a few salient points from Apple’s conference call today with analysts, particularly this nugget regarding how they’re going to account for iPhone sales:

Because Apple is going to keep introducing new software features for free, it’s going to account for sales and earnings from the iPhone on a subscription basis for 24 months after the sale of a handset.

Remember the silly little $2 charge for the 802.11n AirPort enabler? The idea is that accounting regulations require companies to charge money for features added to a product after it was sold. By accounting for iPhone handset sales over 24 months, Apple is free to provide feature upgrades free of charge.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007