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Predictions of Apple's FY 17 First Quarter Earnings Based on Mobile Charge Capture and Secure Messaging Stats
Today Apple will announce its fiscal year 2017 first quarter earnings and everyone is eagerly awaiting the results. Will our beloved personal technology company outperform analyst expectations or will it disappoint? We’re no analysts, but nevertheless we are here to chime in with our own predictions based on stats from the health care users of our mobile charge capture and secure messaging apps.

Let’s take a look at our own iOS and Android numbers to see what the mobile device breakdown looks like.

iOS vs. Android:



Previously we had been tracking the device trends among our mobile charge capture users, including doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Now that we have expanded our mobile functionality to include staff, primary care physicians, medical assistants, and soon to be patients, we wanted to expand our stats to reflect these folks as well. As you can see, Android increased its slice of the pie, but Apple continues to be the predominant smartphone technology in health care.

iPhone By Model:




Looking at the iPhone adoption by model, 12.5% of users upgraded their devices to the iPhone 7 / 7 Plus. The iPhone 6 users fell slightly, so we can surmise they either upgraded to the 7 or migrated to an Android.

The speculation from industry analysts seems to be relatively less gloom & doom this time around for Apple. For one, Apple stock has been performing well. Demand for the new Apple Watch Series 2 continues to grow, especially considering that it was almost impossible to get hold of one over the holidays. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models seem to have done relatively well, especially considering the hefty price tag and absence of the 2-year contract subsidies from network carriers. Given our users’ adoption of the iPhone 7, we may see an upside surprise during Apple’s earnings report. Will our numbers correlate with Apple? We’ll find out at 2pm PT.