And on that bombshell, BlackBerry’s death knell resumes.
Tero Kuittinen writing for BGR:
Apple missed the consensus when it shipped 47.8 million iPhones during the Christmas quarter. At the end of December, Apple was still expected to sell 52 million units during the Christmas period. That disappointment combined with bad news from Apple’s contractors has not only depressed March-quarter volume expectations, but also sent June-quarter projections dropping to extreme lows.
The 26 million unit volume would mean a decline of 45% between the December and June quarters. A year ago, Apple’s iPhone volume declined from 37 million in the Christmas quarter to 26 million in the June quarter of 2012. That 30% decline was partly a result of how slight an upgrade the iPhone 4S represented compared to the iPhone 4. Now Wall Street has started anticipating zero volume growth between the June quarters of 2012 and 2013… while global smartphone shipment volume soars by more than 30%.
I’m not exactly sure why Apple is at fault for a shitty analyst’s inflated sales predictions. Especially considering the fact that 1) iPhone sales were up year-over-year at the end of 2012 and 2) comparing a holiday quarter to a non-holiday quarter is a complete non-sequitar.
Considering the iPhone is trouncing the competition’s profit numbers, I don’t understand why Tero feels the need to throw his hat in the ring with the other shitty analysts and post this obviously biased and uninformed drivel.
The Planet Express ship will soon make its final delivery.
Comedy Central has decided not to renew Futurama, which means that the 31st-century-set animated comedy will end its 140-episode run on Sept. 4. The final 13 episodes, which represent the second half of season 7, begin airing on June 19 at 10 p.m.
Netflix, are you listening? You’re my only hope!
The only thing worse than bad press is faked press. Shameful.
Because their “me too” strategy worked so well for the Zune.
What if I told you there’s a new, RWD, German sedan with a manual transmission, sport-tuned suspension, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, and 18-inch wheels that you could get for $34,745 with the destination?
Shopping for a sporty sedan anytime soon?
I’ve been wanting to set my site up for better attribution and not having it this way has been a roadblock for using my site more. Now that I’ve made some tweaks I’m going to make an effort to post more frequently.
Panic’s latest app, Status Board, takes the concept of using the iPad as a desk accessory one step further by turning it into a dashboard for a variety of data that you’d normally check in dedicated apps or websites.
I can’t stop thinking about how Status Board can work for my team.