People are getting bored to the same operating system like ios and android and looking for a new interface.
Duel, 27 Jul 2016Apple have made their services a huge growing business and stock markets like that, APPL up 6,... moreCompetition is huge in those services industry and not as highly revenue generating as the "iPhone business". Also, having 60% its revenues from iPhone sales, I would call that heavily dependent.
The 6.5% increase came from barely beating already lowered expectations. If you haven't noticed, APPL dropped 13% or so in the last Q before this report, and about 20% from last year.
JF69, 27 Jul 2016You are totally wrong, people in India are not self centered like the people in the USA. They ... moreYou cannot deny Indian people are crazy for iPhone, to prove that point just image iPhone selling at regular android phones price, people will first select iPhone. Definitely that trend will die in 2-3 yrs.
As of now, it is matter of price.
Apple have made their services a huge growing business and stock markets like that, APPL up 6,5%, Apple is less dependent for iPhone sales.
Apple services alone bringing more money than Mac or iPad business and it's just keep growing and growing. Apple has very wealthy ecosystem.
AB8, 27 Jul 2016I'll have to disagee here. As much as i've seen, other than metro cities iphone is seen as not... moreagreed and only Indians think that way, In Europe Apple is regarded as just a phone with a weak battery, useless screen and a company with a closed software.
I think people should stop buying iPhone in India as well... I mean look the price difference that Apple launces it's products in India... Their's a difference of atleast 200$ compared to USA
JF69, 27 Jul 2016You are totally wrong, people in India are not self centered like the people in the USA. They ... moreI'll have to disagee here. As much as i've seen, other than metro cities iphone is seen as nothing but a status symbol in india.
Am still using Nokia 303. Now the only phone i want is LG v10. When i get it am done
That's true most of my friends who are iphone user now considering buying android, they only bought it because they thought it's "cool phone". it's so cool it has many limitations. Good luck selling $700+ smartphone while $300 andorid smartphone can almost do the same thing.
RIP fruit company!! They need to come up with something magical-revolution thingy in order to grow which I dont see anytime soon. Not Apple watch, not iPhone, not Macbook ..they are all generic nowadays.
Flying Panda, 27 Jul 2016Don't know what you meant by that statement, but in any case, I'm still using my Galaxy Note 3... moreYet Samsung does not care about that note 3 even in their home country. Seems like people change phones here every other day.
Ok that was an exaggeration but considering the number of old but perfectly working appliances we picked up from the trash dumps here...
vino41, 27 Jul 2016Because in India they believe using iPhone will make you look like a rich man.You are totally wrong, people in India are not self centered like the people in the USA. They don't purchase a phone for social status.
Many are buying used iPhones or refurbished for prices close to OP3 or other premium Chineese mobiles (with latest greatest specs). In India, people love service, support, and resale value. They may not buy latest and greatest iPhones but they may start buying used one (6 months to 1 year) for a better price.
iJack, 27 Jul 2016Main reason for this seem to be that apple products are tough and work at least three times mo... morereally? then all android OEMs should stop making phones and google should scrap android OS and the whole world should buy iphones then, that will make the world perfect? as if what u just said holds any water, try another one and lets see if its true or false. :)
In India for some owing an iPhone is a status symbol and nothing more. This trend will die soon in two years when iphones will be mainstream and people start realizing the restrictions of ios unless apple does some change to keep up the trend.