The problem is Wall Street CLOWNS are comparing Quarter vs Quarter.
They need to compare 3 year cycles because that's how long it takes for people to replace their iPad.
Below is a table of iPad sales by Quarter
Even Apple knows the iPad Mini is dying. That's why they gave it a weak refresh. People need to understand that Apple does a TON of research. They probably knew months ago that the iPad Mini would get canibalized when the PLUS is released.
There is no 4 inch phone made by Android that will attract former iPhone owners. I would not mind seeing a 4 inch iPhone6. But I don't think there is enough demand to justify the cost of running a whole manufactering line for a 3rd phone. Also I don't think it is possible to make an iPhone6 with the similar slim design and have a decent battery life.
IMO they should not even report iPad, Mac, and iPhone sales.
It just gives an excuse for Wall street manipulators to hammer on a single number. This quarter apple destoryed revenue, profit, iphone units, Mac units, apps, ect. Yet the manipulators are focusing on the 5% drop in iPad units.
iPhone units up 15%
iPad down 5%
Mac's up 20%!!!!!!
iPad probably down because most were waiting for upgrade plus canibalization from 6 PLUS.
All I can say is the big phones have been a MASSIVE SUCCESS!!
And unlike last year these numbers DON'T INCLUDE CHINA!!!!
High guidance is forecasting 15% revenue growth for Dec quarter.