During 2016 Apple services revenues were $25.6 billion… If, as has been the case during 2017 and 2018, Apple were to maintain 30% growth in Services during the rest of this year they will have revenues of $51 billion in 2019; reaching the doubling tarted a year sooner than predicted.
Apple will have doubled Services in 3 years to a level equivalent to a Fortune 63 company (right behind Goldman Sachs).
Keep in mind that the reported revenues are not billings or what consumers actually spend. That figure is at a run rate of over $71 billion… A garden is lovely after all. The walls are there to keep danger and chaos away as much as to keep you in it. The constraints simplify as much as they restrict. Though it may be contrary to some modular and interoperable utopias which paralyze with choice, we might well be experiencing a triumph of the walled garden.
MacDailyNews Take: Lock us up and throw away the key; we know Eden when we see it!