John Gruber writes for Daring Fireball, “Some much needed perspective on Apple’s first year-over-year quarterly sales drop since 2003, from Daisuke Wakabayashi for the WSJ: ‘Apple’s revenue and profit for the fiscal second quarter ended March 26 both missed analysts’ expectations. The company also projected that revenue in the current quarter would fall far short of expectations.'”
“Wakabayashi continues: ‘But for all of the concerns about Apple’s growth, the company still generated profits in the March quarter that are expected to exceed the combined earnings of technology peers Alphabet Inc., Facebook Inc., and Amazon.com Inc.,'” Gruber writes. “Amazon isn’t expected to announce results until Thursday, and they famously strategically forgo profit for the sake of revenue growth. So let’s take them out and replace them with a company with a history of enormous profits, Microsoft.”
Gruber writes, “It’s still true: with $10.5 billion in profit, Apple earned more in the quarter than Alphabet ($4.2B), Facebook ($1.5B), and Microsoft ($3.8B) combined.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Perspective is a wonderful thing.
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