Analyst: Apple iPhone profits have peaked
posted by Alan F. / Nov 26, 2012, 3:14 PM
From the launch of the original Apple iPhone to the Q2 of 2012, Apple increased the amount of gross profit it made on each unit sold from less than $150 to $290. But for the first time since the iconic smartphone was released, during the third quarter, Apple earned less money for each unit sold and Hargreaves expects this figure to drop even more in the fourth quarter. Part of the reason behind the slumping gross profit per Apple iPhone sold is the inclusion of an LTE radio and a larger display for the latest variant of the handset.
Even with the trimmed price target and lower earnings estimates, Hargreaves still recommends the purchase of Apple's stock.
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The coming Android storm
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 3:20 PM 14
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No, ifanboy will pay for their iGarget at any price. Apple share will keep rising up.
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 6:01 PM 3
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I was reading this article and decide to check how much iPhone 5 16GB cost in my country and without any contract iPhone 5 16GB todays cost is 1252 USD... Isn't it ridiculous? :D
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 3:23 PM 9
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What country do you live in? In my country(Bosnia) they rarely sell something Apple because it's too expensive(No offence iPhans).
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 3:37 PM 4
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i can believe that. people are scamming U.S. carriers and getting these iphones and selling them world wide for 1000-1500 and they are only paying 150- 450 here in the states collecting major profits.
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 5:41 PM 4
lol its a dirty game indeed!.......but dont worry cuz apple is most definitely recieving its due, and once the world sees them come down a little, these black market setups wont be able to do what they are doing cuz the interest level will drop dramatically thus causing the price level to do the same... to put it simple.......people wont really care for apple anymore.......not completely! but will, without a doubt, lose interest :)
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 5:45 PM 4
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true indeed, but Apple wont put the pressure on Until the big 4 in the US (who market the device with a subsidy)put some pressue on Apple to impose UDID bricking on ESNs, imei, and udids that the carriers report as lost stolen or obtained fraudulently. even though i dont use apple the allure to the products are there and its what that mainstream know as "it" so it will be some time before the hype dies completely
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 5:58 PM 2
O of course i wasnt speaking of "over night" changes, just telling what the future holds for apple :) and even right now! .......not neccessarily what we are talking about, but dont doubt for one second that apple isnt experiencing, right now, a portion of whats to come for them
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 6:03 PM 2
They are hired to do so... If I want an iPhone, I will hire the agent to line up at Cupertino, and ask the agent line up and shout like a sheep and say, hey look at me, I'm a first iPhone owner... Most of the Cupertino liners don't shout it from heart... They shout it for profit from us :)
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 6:25 PM 0
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lol at my country ip5 costs 1600 $ :D
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 5:43 PM 0
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In my country (Brazil), the iPhone 5 don't arrive yet. But the 4S 16GB, in the Apple Store, cost ~960 USD.
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 6:50 PM 1
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I agree. Hopefully this is the year WP becomes popular.
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 3:26 PM 11
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Apple's downfall begins........
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 3:30 PM 10
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If I had a nickel for every time I've seen someone post that exact phrase on PA (with a differing amount of ellipses at the end, of course), I'd have a sh*t-load of nickels! Incidentally, if I had a nickel for every time I've posted what I just said above, I'd have two nickels!
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 3:35 PM 4
the only way they would be able to retain their glory would be to adapt to what and where technology is heading......in which is really a "pick your poison" type of situation, because adapting can also mean copying and we all know where copy cats end up..................................in the court room!
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 5:08 PM 1
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