>This is in stark contrast to a year ago, when the best-selling model was the then newly launched iPhone X, the most expensive one in the new line-up. The research firm also concluded that when looking at the performances of the two most expensive models of the two years, the “iPhone XS Max, when compared to iPhone X during the same month last year, shows a 46% decline in sales.”FLAGSHIP IPHONE SALES PLUNGED 50% OH NO NO NO NO NOAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
>>69316731based and memepilled
>>69316491Seriously though, why would anyone even care?There's a large install base. It makes fuckloads of money. What does it matter if market share is reduced?Fuck, this isn't even actual market share. This is the share of new devices sold. There's a humongous install base.This focus on monopolizing the supply and infinite growth is fucking retarded. When you are making billions a year in pure profit, that's a comfy as fuck position.And as a consumer I'm tired as fuck of a market situation where companies constantly bow out after half-assed attempts at actually unique portfolios because they didn't instantly get 80% share.There is no fucking shame in supplying niches. Especially if those niches are single digit percentages hundreds of millions of people.
>>69316491Looks like a pretty massive overall 20% drop just eyeballing the chart. No wonder the stock tanked 40%.>>69316731based
>>69316491Last year there was one expensive phone (iPhone X) and two cheap ones (iPhone 8 + 8 Plus)This year there were two expensive phones (iPhone XS + XS Max) and a cheap one (iPhone XR)iPhone XS + XS Max sales seem to match iPhone X sales (the expensive category), it was only the poor category (iPhone XR) that cratered compared to the iPhone 8 + 8 Plus from last year.Conclusion: Apple needs to stop making phones for poor people and stick to the expensive ones.
>>69316879They also removed small phones from the portfolio again.
>>69316823Apple is a publicly traded company, you retard. The stock market wants growth regardless of how much you earn. Once your profits start flatlining, people start bailing.
Apple is transitioning into an "iPhones as a service" company.iOS users make them a lot of money every year, even when they don't buy devices.The obvious next step is a program that lets people pay by the month and always get the latest iPhone, iPad, Watch or whatever else every year. Obviously that would be an expensive service. Obviously carriers would hate it.Steve Jobs could make it work. Tim Cook can't.
>>69317037>transitioning into an "iPhones as a service"OH NO NO NO NOAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-22/apple-and-google-face-growing-revolt-over-app-store-tax
>>69317143Apple's store tax can't be skipped.It's a walled garden for a reason.If Epic wants to avoid the Apple tax, they can suck it.
>>69317869>It's a walled garden for a reason.OH NO NO NO NOAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAhttps://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/26/supreme-court-appears-skeptical-of-apples-arguments-in-app-store-monopoly-case.html