Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 22:09 UTC
Apple "Apple Inc reported quarterly revenue that slightly missed Wall Street expectations as sales of its flagship iPhone came in below target, sending its shares down more than 4 percent. The world's largest technology company shipped 47.8 million iPhones, lower than the roughly 50 million that Wall Street analysts had predicted. Sales of the iPad came in at 22.9 million in the fiscal first quarter, about in line with forecasts." I'll leave the financials to the experts, but one thing that stood out to me: Apple sold 4.2 million Macs, almost a million below expectations. How much of a future does desktop computing have at Apple? Update: The NYT/Reuters changed the title during the night. Fixed it.
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by bowkota on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 22:29 UTC
bowkota
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New where available for 2 out of the 3 months in the quarter and even then severely constrained.
This was a 13week quarter in comparison to a 14 week quarter a year ago.

I'm also guessing that most professionals are holding off for that "rumoured" Mac Pro refresh.

I think desktop computing still has some way to go at Apple.

As for the iPhones; both 5 and 4 were constrained, so I guess in that respect, yes it was disappointing.

Edited 2013-01-23 22:35 UTC

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