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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RE[4]: Comment by viton
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 24th Jan 2013 18:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by viton"
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If I were to point at something it would be the "iPhone disappoints" bit.


Also why wonder about the future of the iMac? Sales are down a bit, but mainly because people were waiting for the model and once it arrived more people wanted one than Apple could deliver.

True - though it's a big stretch to interpret that as a claim that "Apple is doomed," even an implied one.

It should say/mean "Annalists prediction of iPhone sales wrong again".

I'm not sure what an "Annalist" is, and I don't think I want to know ;)

Just about anything would be an improvement on the current headline, though - that's some seriously awkward wording:

"Apple's iPhone disappointment fans doubt on growth"

I had to re-read it about five times before it made sense, at first glance it reads like it's referring to fans of iPhone disappointment who are "doubting on" growth. Then I realized it means "fans" in terms of "fanning the flames" - though I've honestly never heard anyone talking about "fanning doubt" before. Even just using "fuels" instead of "fans" would have made the meaning clearer. (And yes, I do realize that Thom didn't write the headline)

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