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  • CEO Tim Cook's compensation cut by $1.5M following Apple's 2016 decline in sales

    thedba said:

    Rayz2016 said:
    Actually, the biggest foulup was missing Christmas for the AirPod launch. 
    Biggest?  hardly.  let's see... assuming you sold 5 million last quarter, that's only 750Million in sales (remember, this is a $160 peripheral, that would be on top of a $700 phone purchase, if you have 10% buy through that would be friggin' amazing).

    It would have been a massive cluster if they shipped 5 Million defective earPods (See Samsung Galaxy 7).   I think they did it right.
    It was big in the sense that by removing the headphone jack Apple's wireless alternative was not ready along side the iPhone7. Their vision of a wireless future was slightly delayed.
    big is not biggest. and you're now saying they it was significant because they missed October release, not the Christmas season.
    and to complete my pedantism... Their vision wasn't delayed, their delivery was delayed.

    Their Biggest foul-up in 2016 was done in 2014, when they 'finally' released a 5.5"  6+.  Which caused a FY 2015 Spike in sales, making FY 2016 smaller in comparison, but if you look YoY, sales are back in line with 2010-14 sales growth.  One could argue they release just a 6+ in 2014 (and an SE to keep the 4" crowd happy), and then in 2015, release the 6s [new model] and 6s+ in 2015, and they would not have had the dip in FY 2016.   


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