Life without an iPhone? Unimaginable for many people these days, which is why Apple products continue to fly off the shelves.
Analysts reckon the California-based company sold more than 66 million smartphones during the Christmas quarter, a good 15 million more than a year ago. With prices starting at €700, or $785, per device, that is a serious achievement.
The Silicon Valley brand, which has achieved a cult-like status, will present its most recent results late on Tuesday. Anything other than a new record would be surprising.
What few know is that German suppliers are also reaping magnificent benefits from the boom of iPhones and iPads, especially Dialog Semiconductor. The stock of the company more than doubled over the past 12 months.
CEO Jalal Bagherli generates about three-fourths of sales with the Americans. “If you work together with industry leaders,” said Mr. Bagherli, confidently, “then your company must also be world class.”