“What am I talking about? Well, I’m simply talking the 2016 calendar,” Maurer writes. “Apple’s current quarter, fiscal Q4 of 2016, ends on September 24th, the last Saturday in September. The way the rest of the year falls, December 31st is a Saturday, meaning Apple’s fiscal Q1 2017 should be a 14-week quarter, as opposed to a normal 13-week one.”
“I contacted Apple investor relations last week to confirm this, but have not received a reply yet. If it turns out that fiscal Q1 will be 14 weeks long, then it is quite possible that we will see a return to revenue growth in this year’s holiday period,” Maurer writes. “Apple averaged almost $6 billion per week in total revenues. Even if we say this extra week would be a lighter sales week, say 75% of the average, you are still talking about $4.4 billion in weekly sales. That extra week could account for another million iPad sales, 4 million or so iPhone sales, etc.”
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