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Why Are The Apple Fanboys Not Buying New iPhones?

You are waiting for the iPhone 7 (or the iPhone 6se), right?
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Anyway, the failure to buy new iPhones is having a negative impact on Apple’s iPhone sales which has sent profits down 27% to $7.8bn while revenues fell 14.6% to $42.4bn. Although Apple still made a ton of money this quarter,  the iPhone didn’t bring in enough probably because a lot of Apple fanboys already have an iPhone and are not looking to get another one until the company makes a significant change (which might not be forthcoming with the iPhone 7/iPhone 6SE).
However, despite this, Apple still sold 40.4 million iPhones during the period, down from 51.2 million over the three months prior and from the 47.5 million shipped this time last year but better than the analysts expected.
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Meanwhile, iPad unit sales dropped down 9 percent to 9.95 million and Mac sales dropped 11.3 percent to 4.3 million units (Analysts had expected it to sell 4.4 million Macs during the quarter).
On a brighter note, Apple made a lot of revenue from its services which jumped 19 percent from the previous year.

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5 comments on “Why Are The Apple Fanboys Not Buying New iPhones?

  1. Victor Molokwu says:

    Another factor; Oil windfall? OPEC countries were affected…? Just guessing

  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, TO BE CANDID, THE WORLD ECONOMY IS IN SHAMBLES. TRUTH BE TOLD THOUGH, APPLE MAY CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH SALES AS MANY FACTORS WILL KEEP AFFECTING THEM. THE CHINESE OEMs ARE PUSHING OUT BETTER SPECD PHONES AT HALF THE STARTING PRICE OF APPLE, APPLE IS NOT AMONG THE TOP THREE IN THE LARGEST PHONE MARKET IN THE WORLD, AND AM NOT SURE THEY ARE TOO IN THE SECOND LARGEST. EVEN IN USA, SAMSUNG IS TAKING APPLE TO THE LAUNDRY. LASTLY, APPLE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR PRICING AND MAKE PHONES FOR ALL CATEGORY OF INCOME EARNERS…

    1. Victor Molokwu says:

      Real talk ỌBÁDÁRÀ

  3. KingAbsolute says:

    What do they expect? Look at the world economy, prizes of their product & their failure to make any change to their phones, I think they’re not bothered because they still make more money from sales.

  4. Noni says:

    “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” applies to iPhones. If I have a 4 or 5 year old iPhone that can run the latest operating system and is still working well, why would I go out and buy a new iPhone? By comparison to its Android counterparts of the same age, iPhones are like the Energizer bunny – they can go on and on (bad battery life notwithstanding)

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