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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RE[3]: What's going on here?
by WorknMan on Wed 24th Apr 2013 14:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What's going on here?"
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But let's consider the worst case scenario and that Apple has nothing up it's sleeve except the continuous iterative improvement of it's broad product and service lines. How bad is that scenario?

I dunno, they could probably survive, but nobody gets excited about iterative improvements. You notice that people don't lose their minds when a new flagship Samsung or HTC phone is about to be announced. It is expected that Apple will blow the doors off the industry every time they release a new product, which of course is a completely unrealistic expectation, but still people go 'maybe next year'. That's the kind of fervor that Jobs could instill in people.

So if nothing else, they'd simply become a 'me too' company, and the days of having a cult following and people lined up outside of their stores on launch day would be over.

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