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So much for "Boring" iPhone 7's and "Underpowered" MacBook Pros
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Jan 31, 2017, 06:07 PM
 
Just how did Apple post ALL-TIME RECORD quarterly earnings when they took away the headphone jack?

Apple Reports Record Results for 1Q 2017: $17.9B Profit on $78.4B Revenue, 78.3M iPhones - Mac Rumors

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Jan 31, 2017, 06:23 PM
 
iPhone strong, services strong, Mac up a bit but I think they probably expected more after that long-delayed MBP, and iPad keeps dropping.

BTW, all the Android flagship phones of 2017 are removing the headphone jack, it seems.
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Jan 31, 2017, 06:59 PM
 
Kind of surprised myself, and was going to post something similar. I'm typing on my MBP 13'' non-touchbar model and am quite happy with it. I did buy 2 USB-C to A dongles and bought a USB-C to lighting cable also, and all is well. Battery life is OK, but not as good as my 2015 MBA. I love the size.

Still don't like Apple Maps that much (interface is quite nice, though).
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Jan 31, 2017, 08:13 PM
 
Let's not equate sales figures with product quality or innovation.
     
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Jan 31, 2017, 08:42 PM
 
I'm not but considering the huge uproar from removing ports from their MBP line, I was thinking of falling sales for the Mac division not greater sales.
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Jan 31, 2017, 08:46 PM
 
One can certainly make the case that these sales figures makes it quite clear that all the "wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth" was coming from a very vocal minority of Apple customers.

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Jan 31, 2017, 08:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by OAW View Post
Just how did Apple post ALL-TIME RECORD quarterly earnings when they took away the headphone jack?
It's pretty obvious really.

1. iPad Pro is a big seller. I see Apple doing more work with iPad Pro development this year.

2. The iPhone is built on a highly esteemed reputation, for both business and family plans. iPhone 7 is very sleek, has 32 GB base config., and a superior camera system (well, on the plus) compared to previous gens. And the iPhone 7 has an adapter in the box for wired music.

3. A huge number of people waited to buy a Pro Macbook to replace (i) their dying iMac or (ii) a previous laptop. The rumors kind of gave away a lot of the design 6 months out, so there was little to be surprised about. The only thing is that Apple did a lot more with ONLINE orders than in previous Pro MacBooks.

4. Pricing the products for optimal profit. Apple nailed it.
     
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Feb 1, 2017, 09:21 PM
 
Personally, I have not seen many iPad Pros in the wild. I'm the only one with the new MBP (besides one other person). I guess my market is different from the real world.
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Feb 2, 2017, 12:20 AM
 
Based upon the earnings results iPad sales are still shrinking. Just not as dramatically as they were prior to the introduction of the iPad Pro. IMO the iPhone 6/7 Plus and the 12 inch MacBook have effectively cannibalized the iPad market. I don't see it recovering until the the older generation iPads wear out and people consider upgrading.

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Feb 2, 2017, 03:11 AM
 
I agree that the backlash against the new MBP comes from a very vocal minority. I'm happy with mine, but man are there dongles all over the place now. USB-A is probably the most missed, but it is also the easiest to fix - I got a generic USB-C to 4 USB-A hub for nothing.

The iPhone sells a lot on the new camera, I think - note that the base model also got a big upgrade with OIS - and the iPhone SE apparently still sells well.

The 9.7" iPad Pro is the best iPad in history, but I don't think people are replacing their iPads very often. It is a problem if not even a product as great as that can reverse the slide.
     
   
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