You know, I wish that this website wouldn't just blindly copy and paste the bullshit interpretations and nauseating media narrative using descriptive terms such as 'flat', 'miss', 'dissapointing', etc. Every single other website and techblog on the internet does it, and I used to think that AppleInsider had higher standards, but not anymore. Lately, its just been a constant vomit of the garbage that is crossposted everywhere. What the ratio of negative:positive articles about Apple on this site lately, like 10:1?
Apple just made revenues of $56,000,000,000 in a single quarter, the best quarter in their history (as usual). That's 11 zeroes. They just sold 47,800,000 iPhones. 22,000,000 iPads. 75,000,000 iOS devices. These numbers are alot of things (ie. stunning), but 'flat' and 'dissapointing' and 'misses' aren't those things.
Let's have some fucking context and perspective here. Apple had a mind-blowing quarter, and just because they didn't hit some random, round number than some jackasses (analysts) who are always wrong about everything, dredged up randomly from their asses and decided that number was important, that doesn't decrease the merit of Apple's results. Maybe, on some other planet in some other universe there's a company that is performing better, but on this planet, no such other company exists. The original iPhone took a few months to sell a million, which was considered a great success. Now, 48 million in a quarter is dissapointing, even with a shitload of competition. My, how spoiled and cynical we've become