As expected, Apple today announced results for the first quarter that were well below its original guidance of $ 89-93 billion. For the holiday quarter, Apple achieved a turnover of 84.3 billion US dollars and a net profit of 19.9 billion US dollars. This is a 5% decline from a year earlier and the clearest indication that iPhone sales are slowing. Of course, Apple has not specified these numbers. However, we know how much revenue the iPhone has made. For the Christmas business, Apple generated $ 52 billion in revenue, compared to $ 61 billion in the year-ago quarter. That's obviously lower, but assuming that Apple sold fewer iPhones than last year, it's hard to say what that means for models and sales. Elsewhere, Apple posted sales of $ 6.7 billion (compared to $ 5.7 billion the year before) and Mac sales of $ 7.4 billion (an increase of $ 6.9 billion year-on-year). USD). Also on the upswing was Services, which posted sales of $ 10.9 billion. This represents an increase of nearly $ 2 billion year-on-year. As Tim Cook pointed out in his Letter to Investors earlier this year, China was a particularly unfavorable fourth quarter in the Apple segment. The region generated $ 13.2 billion in the three months from September to December, compared to $ 18 billion last year and a decline of more than 25 percent. Apple estimates that the second quarter will also be below budget. It expects sales of $ 55-59 billion, compared to $ 61.1 billion a year ago. Apple should be very cautious with its second-quarter estimates after revising the first-quarter guidance, but it is likely to be significantly lower than last year. Apple has rated the results positively. Tim Cook said: While it disappointed to miss our revenue guidance, we are managing Apple for the long term and the results for the quarter show that the underlying strength of our business is deep and broad. "In after-hours trading, AAPL rose more than $ 4 in the news.
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