Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 22:35 UTC
Apple "Apple just posted its hotly-anticipated Q2 2013 earnings, and the company posted a profit of $9.5b on revenues of $43.6b, compared to $11.6b in profit on $39.2b in revenue this quarter last year and $13.1b in profit on $54.5b in revenue last quarter. That's right in line with the company's guidance from last quarter. Most importantly, iPhone sales are fairly flat year-over-year. Apple sold 37.04 million in Q2 2013 versus last year's 35.1 million, a modest growth of seven percent. iPad sales for the quarter were 19.5 million, up a massive 65 percent from last year's 11.8 million, but the average selling price (ASP) dropped fairly steeply year-over-year, likely due to the introduction of the cheaper iPad mini."
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What's going on here?
by WorknMan on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 23:27 UTC
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I don't see the kind of excitement for Apple products (esp iOS) as I used to. Even the Apple fanboys in the tech press are kind of going 'WTF'? But I think I have an idea of what's going on here. The problem for Apple is that they don't have Jesus Jobs around anymore. That guy was a master snake oil salesman. He could put out a product with half the functionality of the competition, but make it idiot-proof to the point that a 90yo could use it, and then somehow convince the iTards that it was a premium product and a status symbol. Even before the iPhone was capable of running 3rd party apps, that guy had people lined up around the block. That takes talent to pull off.

I don't think Tim Cook has that sort of charisma, so you see the reality distortion field starting to wear off.

Edited 2013-04-23 23:29 UTC

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