The last quarter was an odd hit-n-miss for Apple, but the hardware sales data suggests that big trouble could be looming in the future.
See also: Is the iPhone just too darn expensive?
First, iPhone sales. Yes, strong sales, yes, record sales, but year-on-year unit sales growth is a zero, with revenue growth at 1 percent. Q1 is historically Apple’s strongest quarter because that quarter includes both the release of the new iPhone and the holidays. It’s a quarter that traditionally shows strong growth.
Even adding China to the launch day didn’t manage to boost sales beyond the year-ago-quarter.
Yes, a strong quarter,. Yes, a record quarter, but growth has stalled, and that’s worrying even if Apple sold almost 74 million units. It’s starting to…