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Michael E. Cohen

Michael E. Cohen

Michael E. Cohen has worked as a teacher, a programmer, a Web designer, a multimedia producer, and a certified usability analyst. One of the developers of the first commercial ebooks, Michael is the author of several such works, including the compendious Take Control of Pages.

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Apple Revenues Drop 4% in Q2 2024, with Bright Spots from Services and Mac

Though Apple revenues declined compared to the same quarter last year, the drop was less precipitous than many had feared, and Apple still announced profits of $23.6 billion. Revenue increases came from the Services and Mac segments.

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Apple’s Q1 2024 Returns to Revenue Growth on Strong iPhone and Services Performance

Apple reported an overall 2% increase in revenues thanks to strong iPhone sales and record Services income, but some product categories—iPads and Wearables—and the key Greater China region suffered double-digit revenue declines for the quarter.

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Apple Reports Record Q4 2023 Profits Despite 1% Revenue Drop 

Foreign exchange headwinds and a relative scarcity of new products during the quarter flattened Apple’s revenue figures compared to its results from a year ago, although its profits were up 13%.

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Apple Q3 2023 Earnings Down 1% on Exchange Rates

Citing “foreign exchange headwinds” and “difficult compares” for its Mac and iPad results from the year-ago quarter, Apple reported a total revenue decline of about 1%. On the other hand, Services revenues continued to expand, and product sales to emerging markets were up. In short, Cupertino isn’t worried.

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Apple’s Q2 2023 Slightly Down on Exchange Rates and “Macroeconomic Conditions”

The one-two punch from foreign exchange rates and “macroeconomic conditions” rocked Apple’s profits in the just-concluded quarter below last year’s results, but only by a little.

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Apple Q1 2023 Revenues Slowed by Exchange Rates, COVID, and Inflation

Although Apple’s revenues fell year-over-year for the first time in recent memory, it still managed to accrue $117 billion in revenue while battling supply issues, foreign exchange challenges, and the effects of war and disease around the globe.

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Apple Weathers Stormy Seas in Q4 2022

It has been a wild year, even for Apple. The company continues to come out smelling like expensive roses, but its fastest-growing product categories this quarter may surprise you.

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Apple Outperforms in Q3 2022 Despite a Rocky Road

Apple eked out a tiny bit of growth in its worst quarter since the darkest days of the pandemic, but it still blew away expectations thanks in large part to its Services category.

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Apple’s Q2 2022 Results Help Brighten Dark Times

In a world wracked by military conflict and a pandemic that still disrupts global supply chains, Apple managed to set a slew of revenue records for its second fiscal quarter, bringing in almost $100 billion.

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Apple Posts Record-Breaking Q1 2022 Despite Supply Constraints

Apple had a typical record-breaking quarter, with especially robust growth for the Mac. But iPad and Japanese sales were notably weak, with no satisfactory answers from Apple.

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Apple Q4 2021 Results Smash Revenue Records but Could Have Been Even Better

Despite missing out on nearly $6 billion in revenue due to supply chain constraints, Apple still managed to break records in all of its business segments for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2021.

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Apple’s Q3 2021: Still Making Money Hand Over Fist

Apple once again shattered records with its Q3 2021 financial results, but the uncertainties of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a global chip shortage cast a shadow, albeit small, over the company’s celebrations.

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Apple’s Jaw-Dropping Q2 2021 by the Numbers

The world may be a year into a global pandemic, but Apple is healthier than ever. Its quarterly profits more than doubled year-over-year, and its revenues in all sales categories, led by chart-busting Mac and iPad sales, smashed records. As CEO Tim Cook put it, “Another strong quarter.”

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Apple’s Spring Loaded Appetizers: Apple Card Family, Podcast Subscriptions, and a Purple iPhone

It wasn’t all big hardware news at Apple’s Spring Loaded event. As a warmup to the cavalcade of major rollouts, Apple CEO Tim Cook spun through announcements of a new Apple Card Family service, a revamped Podcasts app that includes premium subscriptions, and a snazzy new iPhone color that Prince would have loved—yes, it’s purple.

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Apple Weathers the Storm to Shatter Records in Q1 2021

Posting record results for the last quarter, Apple enjoyed double-digit sales growth for all its product categories and tallied increased revenues in every geographic sector.