Apple may Face First Profit Drop in Decade as iPhone Slows

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bigchief, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2009
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2010
    They need some humble pie after the poor QC in the i5/iOS6.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2012
  4. macrumors 68020

    Apr 12, 2011
  5. macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    I think alot of it is stock manipulation to get apple to join in the me too race. The stock market feel they can bully cook around like they couldn't with jobs.
  6. macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    I think microsoft should help Apple to go private! :rolleyes:

    (Sarcasm dell)
  7. macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2009
    eventually apple will make less profit than they have the past few years. It is inevitable. As long as they keep innovating on their products and taking care of customers they aren't going to fade away or go out of business. Nothing to get worried or upset about.
  8. macrumors 68000


    Oct 30, 2008
  9. macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
  10. macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2011
    MN, USA
    This earning season is not about last quarter. Everyone knows the numbers by totaling the wireless provider numbers that it was a great quarter. What the investors want to know is the outlook for next 2 quarters from the management. The stock price will reflect the outlook.
  11. macrumors 68020


    Sep 25, 2012
  12. macrumors 603


    Apr 6, 2007
  13. macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2010
  14. Guest

    Jul 29, 2007

    Apple iPhone sales will rise 18 percent only.

    But demand for smartphone is slowing down.

    Good for Samsung, bad for Apple?

    If demand for smartphone is slowing down, wouldn't that be bad for both Apple and Samsung? ;)

    After all, "Samsung offers more than 80 touchscreen smartphones."

    BTW. Apple makes $12.8 Billion a quarter? Holy smokes.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    No kidding, it's getting quite obvious that Samsung is the one spreading these ridiculous 'rumors'

    I guess this is where they spend their billions of marketing money- hiring trolls online and paying the media to defame apple.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2013
    The stock market feel they can bully cook around like they couldn't with jobs.[​IMG]
  17. macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    What is the point in speculating or analysing anything when they're going to release ACTUAL figures later today?

    I never understood this kind of crap...
  18. macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2013
    It don't matter to me. I'm not a shareholder.
  19. macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2013
    United Kingdom
    I think every company employs tactics such as these including Apple and Samsung. They can report that Apple are experiencing losses and iPhone sales are stalling but the reality is people are still buying iPhone's and the enthusiasm for the product is as high as ever.
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2010
    United States of America
    This doom and gloom about apple is getting old. Fact is that if iPhone sales aren't what they should be the. It's the s smartphone market because Apple soaked up what...52% of the sales this last holiday season. Nothing to be worried about.
  21. macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Even the Bambino couldn't hit a home run every time he came to the plate.

    Despite the fact that Apples sells millions of premium iOS products year after year, they'll get savaged by Wall Street if they don't sell the same amount of them, or more. The soft economy doesn't seem to factor into their calculations. It's almost enough to make you feel sorry for Tim, Jony and the rest.

    I think this tells more about the market's unreasonable expectations than Apple's performance.
  22. macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Uncle Scrooge's money bin just went from 99 percent full to 98 percent full.

    Seriously, read how these stories are spun first. "May face first profit drop in decades." In other words, they will either make less profit than the year before or it may refer to profit not increasing as much.

    Either way, the company is still making a ton of profits.

    You'll see the same stuff with market share. Apple pretty much had the tablet market for a year. Therefore, any competitors coming in will probably eat into it. A better indicator of the company is whether it's selling more than it did last year and what the profit margin is. If Amazon comes in with a $199 Kindle Fire at low markup and basically taps into a new market but Apple continues to sell more and more iPads, then everybody is winning.

    I have also been amused at people acting like the sky is falling with Apple's stock "dropping" to $500. When I bought a few shares of Home Depot stock in 2003, I really wanted to buy Apple but I couldn't afford much. It was about $80 at the time. Again, poor Apple.

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