Originally Posted by vinnie-bob
Originally Posted by pmz
No one told Apple to once again release nothing in the first 9 months of the year and ride the coat tails of last year's products for this year's revenue.
My own outlook on them is dismal. AppleTV and iWatch initiatives are not going to materialize this year, and frankly that's an embarrassment. The old Apple released more quality products in a calendar year.
Hmmm — and how much profit did you miss out on with the rise of Apple's stock in the last 9 months? Now THAT's embarassing!
Originally Posted by jungmark
Yup. Typical dumb analyst talk.
Who knew that $37 billion would be "uneventful".
Originally Posted by sog35
Apple Profits up 12% for the Quarter.
Google Profits up 5.8% for the Quarter.
Samsung Profits DOWN 25%.
So again. Who's winning?
Originally Posted by TheDBA
I think your fingers were typing faster than your brain could think.
The old Apple, as you say, pre-iPhone, under SJ, had iPods and Macs.
Today's Apple has far more products. iPods, iPhones, Macs, iPads.
As far as not releasing anything, what would you call this year's WWDC? I call it major breakthrough which will keep Apple at the top for many more years to come. No shiny new toys were announced but still laying the foundations for the future.
Have you also given any thought as to why in the past iPhones were released in late summer and iPads in February.
Have you thought of manufacturing capacity?
I guess you haven't.
Originally Posted by imt1
They did? when?
Apple has steadily released a New/Updated iPhone each year. That is always the given. iPads not every year. Mac's either get Hardware upgrades or a refresh, depending on how far along they are in the product cycle. New OS's for both Mac and iOS each year. So whats left ATV? Those hardware updates have been few and far between. If we are talking new product categories those have spans of 5+ years between launches. So... nothing different then what has occurred in the past.
As far as Analysis being uneasy about next quarters guidance, why? The next quarter ends Sept 30th and sales are always dependent on when the iPhone is released. Typically, the bulk of sales will occur in the following Qtr (End Dec 31st). That is holiday shopping and when the bulk of these next products are due to be released. I would think that sales are down for iPads this past Quarter for those awaiting a possible hardware refresh and TouchID. Especially those who may have purchased a 5S or are waiting the upgrade to a 6, so that they have usage consistency across all devices. Again, this won't possibly effect sales until 4th qtr.
The profits they turn on products that are older than the competition's offerings are nothing short of amazing, and speak to the quality of and demand for those products.
Analysts be damned, but they are not the only ones that see Apple as ignoring existing parts of their product line, or forging any new ventures into new product lines.
The Mac lineup has seen nothing of significance in 2014.
The AppleTV is full of potential, and long overdue for some treatment.
The iWatch doesn't exist, and probably will not in 2014.
iPhone and iOS updates are coming as expected, but they are the lifeline of the entire company..if they weren't coming, there would be panic in the streets.
iPad is going strong, but will need some new life breathed into it to drive upgrades. New customer sales of iPad aren't enough to drive growth of the category.
CarPlay isn't much of an initiative worth talking about, as it will probably be replaced by something else before it ever sees widespread usage. (read: Usage not the same as Deployment or Planned Deployment).
OS X seeing a step forward with Yosemite, but the lack of polish on it at this stage of development and the promise of Photos.app not until 2015 makes it look like a second class citizen. Honestly, I'm really bothered and concerned by Photos not coming until 2015. Calls into question a lot about their ability to get things done, and resources they can dedicate to multiple projects.
If I missed anything please let me know.
If I didn't clarify, I'm not concerned about how much money Apple is making. No one in their right mind would be. What concerns me is whether or not Apple is doing the best it could be doing in all areas of its business.