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[6]: Comment by Valhalla
by zima on Mon 28th Jan 2013 22:11 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Valhalla"
zima
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As for your argument that desktops are still being phased out in favor of laptops, I frankly doubt it. The average desktop lasts less than a decade, and "good enough" laptops have been around for longer than that, so people who actually needed a more portable device have likely already made the switch.

But "good enough" and affordable laptops have been around for much less than a decade+ ...the price of laptops became tolerable (for your average consumer; who also doesn't seek portability so much, more a desktop replacement machine) only about half a decade ago tops.

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