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Apple profit climbs along with iPhone sales

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Think I'll buy an apple next time. Have had a succession of crappy android systems on what should have been good phones

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The thing that will really buoy Apple revenues is the arrival of the iPhone 6 models this fall--the most radical change to the iPhone since the iPhone 4 in 2010. It means people who would be interested in buying a larger-screen Android cellphone would now seriously consider a new iPhone model instead.

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continued growth of revenue from the Apple ecosystem,

Ah yes, shift the focus, it is the eco system and not individual products anymore, it's what apple does best, marketing.

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Ah yes, shift the focus, it is the eco system and not individual products anymore, it's what apple does best, marketing.

Cherry picking at its worst. Back to the news: it's understable that iPads sales are slow, given what iPhones can do.

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Ah yes, shift the focus, it is the eco system and not individual products anymore, it's what apple does best, marketing.

It is the eco system, and this is why Japanese makers, who were great at accumulating patents and creating clever products, are failing. Yes, the products were great, but they weren't addressing the right problems and needs, merely demonstrating engineering prowess.

The Walkman meant that you didn't need to carry a boom box around. Apple provided the music, lots of software, a camera and camcorder, and the ecosystem for others to develop lots more apps for everything imaginable.

Were they first to market with all these innovations? Of course not. Let others fail and see what works.

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SenseNotSoCommon: Google "Planned Obsolescence" and educate yourself, you're believing that you have to upgrade, update, it's marketing.

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"Google 'Planned Obsolescence' - - - you're believing that you have to upgrade, update, it's marketing."

In automobile, it's the trend, the new looks that ignite, you don't have a choice except to follow suit. In consumer electronics it's technology and new ideas. You are dead if you dare to reserve something or plan to feed your customers piecemeal. You do it when you have no competition, or if you can form a cartel. Won't happen between Samsung and Apple.

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Our record June quarter revenue was fueled by strong sales of iPhone and Mac

Because sooo many people are buying iphones now. All of the data you are reading in this "news story" is provided by Apple. Reminds me of the nuclear watchdog giving the "OK" to restart reactors.

Best of luck to Apple but come on people, were smarter than this.

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HowardStern, well yes it is Apple providing sales figures, which incidentally Samsung refuses to do. But the numbers are audited, so I think you can believe them. Because, yes, people are buying iPhones!

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gogogoJUL. 23, 2014 - 01:01PM JST SenseNotSoCommon: Google "Planned Obsolescence" and educate yourself, you're believing that you have to upgrade, update, it's marketing.>

Hang on, are you suggesting that after a certain amount of time (most likely years) things tend to slow down, break or otherwise require replacement? Gosh. No wonder my 386 PC running windows 3.1 seems positively poky these days.

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