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[4]: What's going on here?
by majipoor on Wed 24th Apr 2013 16:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What's going on here?"
majipoor
Member since:
2009-01-22

"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. "

So, the worst case is that Apple will be as successful and boring as Samsung?

What is the worst case scenario for Samsung? Microsoft? Intel? HP? Dell? Google? Amazon? Blackberry? Nokia?

If Apple is doomed because they *may* become a boringly profitable company, what about the fate of others companies?

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RE[5]: What's going on here?
by WorknMan on Wed 24th Apr 2013 17:51 in reply to "RE[4]: What's going on here?"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

If Apple is doomed because they *may* become a boringly profitable company, what about the fate of others companies?


I wouldn't necessarily say they're doomed... if nothing else, they make decent laptops. They'll probably survive as a shadow of their former self. Kind of like how Sony was a premium electronics brand back in the day, and now they're just an also-ran.

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RE[6]: What's going on here?
by majipoor on Wed 24th Apr 2013 17:58 in reply to "RE[5]: What's going on here?"
majipoor Member since:
2009-01-22

If Apple is an also-ran company now, who is the leader? The company which replaced the glorious Apple?

Samsung with their amazingly innovative Galaxy S4? Google with their Glasses concept? Microsoft with Surface? Blackberry with their brand new BB10 OS? Nokia with the colorful Lumia? Amazon with the Kindle Fire? Who?

Seriously.

Edited 2013-04-24 17:58 UTC

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