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: Long term concerns
by M.Onty on Thu 24th Jan 2013 13:46 UTC in reply to "Long term concerns"
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So No... Apple is not doomed, but yes, Apple is in a long term difficult situation. It’s not fair for them but in their actual situation, if they don’t come up with a new revolution soon and/or if they don’t preserve the hype factor around their Brand in a way or another, the Joe user will go toward other products.

I wish my company was in a state even vaguely comparable to Apple's 'long term difficult situation'.

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RE[2]: Long term concerns
by novad on Thu 24th Jan 2013 13:50 in reply to "RE: Long term concerns"
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I wish Apple would give me 0.001% of its revenues ;)

As I said.. It's only in a long term that Apple could get into problems. Actually all is the green for them and if they are a bit careful it will also stay like this

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RE[3]: Long term concerns
by M.Onty on Thu 24th Jan 2013 14:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Long term concerns"
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♫ I reach the top, have to stop, and that's what's bothering [my shareholders] ♫ --- Louie Cook

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