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One thing I am understand is - Why is Apple NOT suing them? This would teach them a lesson and also prevent blatant copying like what is going on, particularly with the notch.
avon b7 said:nunzy said:New Zealand is being unfair to Apple. If anybody knows how to take care of its customers, it is Apple.
Apple has a long history of trying to flout EU consumer law with its selling practices of AppleCare for mobile devices. It is a repeat offender, and AFAIK, never challenges consumer protection demands because it has known from the outset that, in the training phase of store employees and the wording of online marketing, it was misleading purchasers. I think it has had its house in order for a couple of years now although they tried to sell me AppleCare when I bought the iPhone 6 using the same tactics that consumer groups were complaining about.
When I pointed out that the two year coverage the guy was trying to 'sell' me was already included in my statutory consumer rights, he gave a wry smile and conceded I was right but said he had the obligation to offer it to me anyway.
Mac sales return to growth in Q1 amid continued PC market declineI thought the Quarter ending March was Apple's Q2, not Q1? I guess they are talking about fiscal Q1 as comparison point for all the companies listed.
OK, so what happened about the fact that Apple's Q1, which was "low" (YoY) and from which Apple's Mac sales have now "returned to growth" (YoY), was a week shorter than it's 2017 Q1?
There was a bit of discussion about that on Apple-centric sites right after the "disappointing" unit results last quarter, but not much since, and certainly not on WallStreet it seems. Apple had a week less of sales during Q1, which is arguably why it went down in unit sales YoY. Especially since the iPhone X came online later and supply was constrained. That week could have made all the difference.
How does this even work, that you get a quarter shorter by a whole week than the year previous? How often does it happen? What if they split that week between last quarter and this quarter, so that Q1 had 3.5 days extra (and thus several million more iPhone unit sales), and last Quarter had 3.5 days less?