This past quarter, Apple worked with carriers to offer a number of sales and promotions in an effort to move as many iPhones as possible, because the company obviously knows that sales are going to decline before a new iPhone announcement. Unfortunately, that strategy didn't work well enough, and according to DigiTimes, Apple's revenue from iPhone sales dropped to $18.2 billion.
announces the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C next week in San Francisco.That's still a pretty big number, but one that is likely to be dwarfed in Q4 this year after Apple
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This is expected, happens every year. Watch the android fanboys "not users" flock to this like flies to s**t. Sammy fanboys in particular.
posted on Sep 05, 2013, 8:35 PM 6
Was meant as a support! Couldn't agree more with you! Still, I think that Apple feels a lot of pressure. But that is not Tim Cook's fault, its Jobs' fault. Jobs failed to build out the iPhone product line in time. Cook has to do that now from the scratch.
posted on Sep 05, 2013, 9:03 PM 1
Yes. One should not forget that Apple still earns half the profit of the whole smartphone market. Therefore, Apple does not only own a lot of money, they still have people like Jonathan Ive. Apple can bounce back any time. I think that next year we will see greater changes with an iPhone with a larger screen, an iOS adjusted for larger screens and much more.
posted on Sep 05, 2013, 9:25 PM 0
I agree. iPhones sales always slow down on the eve of the Next Big One. We are all holding out for the new iPhone, so Apple needs to shut up and take our money.
posted on Sep 05, 2013, 9:11 PM 4
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Here I is': boohoo, it's expected; boohoo we have to reconcile the slump in our minds; boohoo, we have to justify the slump in sales to the industry; boohoo, it'll all change with the next release; boohoo, we're all happy with our small phones; boohoo, who needs a stylus, expandable memory and removable battery; we have a deathly iCharger that kills on contact and we take it everywhere we go cuz' are iPhones always die - BOO-f'N-HOOO!!
posted on Sep 05, 2013, 9:15 PM 7
I'll tell you what is crazy... While at Disney world they have phone cases in every shop but all are iPhone cases... Like no other mfg exist...
posted on Sep 05, 2013, 8:55 PM 1
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That is crazy, Samsung is just as much a force as apple is. They should have them, and a whole lot more papss
posted on Sep 05, 2013, 8:56 PM 0
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Nothing surprised. I expected Apple sale downs. Who want a small size, same design, tooooooo small battery, not open OS like android. I enjoyed Android twice compared to my experience with Iphone 4S previously.
posted on Sep 05, 2013, 8:58 PM 12
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sales are down because a new iphone is coming not because of the sh#t you wrote.they cant keep selling 10 million of the same phone every month you idiot
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 5:06 AM 0
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My wife wants a small size. She is soooo tired of having something so big that's hard to handle!
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 6:20 AM 0
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Why would you buy a Iphone5 right before the new one is coming out? You can get it for $99.00 for 2 year contract. Why would you do that? You would be a fool. It's like Samsung's G3 . 6 months before the G4 came out. They were giving them away with a 2 year contract. That tells you something about how desperate Sammy is to get rid that mid range phones even if they have to take a hit.
posted on Sep 05, 2013, 9:17 PM 1
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And it's going to be even worst next year at this time when people wait for a major redesign. Especially with rumors that Apple is testing out a larger phone. Apple will need that phablet 1st quarter 2014.
posted on Sep 05, 2013, 9:30 PM 3
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Bye bye Apple. Hahahaha pitty these Lame Fanboys of Apple. hahahaha what more now since Samsung has S4 and Note 2 and 3 on the go in the market. And all they have is outdated very outdated boring iPhone 5 with overpriced. hahahaha Then I hope they are not expecting to bunce back next year as the new and latest innovative phone Samsung Galaxy S5 Will be release. Hahaa I wonder what will happen to apple then hahaha
posted on Sep 05, 2013, 10:26 PM 3
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