Apple reports slowdown in iPhone marketings and first revenue decline in 13 years

Apple shares fell on Tuesday afternoon after the company reported a nearly 13% fall in quarterly marketings, the first time revenue at the worlds most valuable publicly traded company has declined in 13 years.

As of publication time, shares were down more than 7% without appearing to hit bottom. Revenue was predicted by Apple itself to fall between $50 bn and $53 bn it came in on the low objective of that scope, with a final tally of $50.6 bn, a 13% drop.

Apple said the deterioration would continue, predicting revenue between $41 bn and $43 bn for the June quarter.

The company had warned investors to brace for impact. The iPhone accounts for virtually 2/3 of Apples revenue and the company sold 16% fewer iPhones than it had during the same period in 2015 and constructed 18% less fund from them. The total tally for the device was $32.9 bn from 51.2 m phones sold the year previous Apple brought in $40.3 bn from 61.2 m phones.

Despite the pause in our growth, our results reflect excellent execution by our squad despite strong macroeconomic headwinds in most of the world, told Tim Cook, Apples CEO.

Much of the falloff was attributable to the struggling Chinese economy. The nations consumer technology sector is in flux, as is the yuan. Still the second-largest market in the world for Apple products behind the US, the Chinese segment of Apples dismal report declined by more than a quarter of its value. The business built $18.4 bn in China in the second one-quarter of 2015; in the previous three months it made $12.5 bn.

Annette Zimmerman, research director at tech research and advisory company Gartner wrote last month that the problem was not Apples alone, pointing out that the entry price of a smartphone in the developing world was still a roadblock, even among very inexpensive devices.

Vendors were not able to reduce the price of a good enough to use smartphone lower than $50, Gartner wrote.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke of strong macroeconomic headwinds but still said the future is bright. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images

Earnings were released around 4.25 pm EST, when Apple shares hovered around $104 a share. Half an hour subsequently, the stock price had declined 7.8% to under $97 and falling.

Despite, the sales lessening and alerting about its growth, Cook said the future of Apple is very bright and promised that the company has some amazing inventions in the pipeline. One of those new products should be the iPhone 7, which, based on rumors from Apples supply chain, could have a new various kinds of headphone port, be dust-proof and waterproof and may even have a altogether redesigned home button.

It is the first time Apples marketings have fallen since 2003. Back then, the iPhone didnt exist. Apple was still selling Power Mac computers and had sold only 600,000 iPods. It was the year iTunes was launched, which revolutionized the music business.

The iPhone came out in 2007, followed by the iPad, and both were constantly updated with new, much-anticipated iterations which sold in their hundreds of millions around the world, sending the companys marketings to ever higher levels.

A year ago Apple sold $58 bn of gadgets – or virtually $650 m a day – in the first three months of the year. Two one-thirds of that revenue came from iPhones and sales were powered by the new iPhone 6.

Apples chief financial officer Luca Maestri said it was difficult for the company to match sales it achieved with the launch of the new larger version. The iPhone 6 is an anomaly, and so it creates a so difficult comparing for us, he said.

Questions are being asked about whether 2015 will turn out to have been the year of peak iPhone.

Some analysts believe the sales reverse is because of the soaraway success of the iPhone 6, and its bigger stable mate the 6 Plus.

With screens measuring 4.7 and 5.5 inches, the two phones, launched in September 2014, were the largest the company had ever released. The 6 Plus was Apples first foray into the world of so-called phablets: hybrid devices, smaller than a tablet but larger than a conventional smartphone, which had proved especially popular in Asian markets.

They were a huge success, with the two models selling four million in their first 24 hours. Last September Apple pushed the bar even higher, with the launching of the iPhone 6S. But keeping up the pace of sales was always going to be a big ask.

The
The phenomenally successful iPhone 6: will 2015 have been the year of peak iPhone? Photo: Michaela Rehle/ Reuters

Cook devoted the the first hints of a downturn back in January. He blamed the phenomenal success of the initial iPhone 6, which has been so popular it sold out, forcing some customers to delay their purchases. That artificially boosted marketings in the next quarter, attaining it harder to keep on transgressing records.

Morningstar analyst Brian Colello, however, reckons the latest iPhone just isnt very exciting. Fewer customers had incentive to trade up for the latest iPhone this year if they bought an iPhone 6 simply over a year ago.

Apple has been the master of invention, but real innovation is now proving tough. The Apple Watch, its first new product without co-founder Steve Jobs at the helm, has been underwhelming. Apple wont release marketings figures for the device, instead lumping it together with the Apple TV, iPod, and accessories. Combined, that entire category is less than a tenth the size of the iPhone.

Analyst John Kirk, of Techpinions, told: Those impatient for Apple to reinvent the world on an annual basis simply ignore the reality that iteration on existing tech products is the norm and significant change is the rare exception.

But Apple does have big projects underway. Its probably the worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley that the company is working on an electric car, poaching engineers from Tesla and scouting for test locations in California. And its also been hiring technologists and filing patents that also indicate its working on a virtual reality device of some sort.

In the meantime it is still piling up money. It now has a money mountain of $233 bn; more than all the foreign currency reversals across the world and more than the Czech Republic, Peru and New Zealand make in gross national product( GDP) a year.

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Deterioration in iPhone marketings leads to first revenue decline in 13 years for Apple

Apple shares fell on Tuesday afternoon after the company reported a nearly 13% fall in quarterly sales, the first time revenue at the worlds most valuable publicly traded company has declined in 13 years.

As of publication time, shares were down more than 7% without appearing to hit bottom. Revenue was predicted by Apple itself to fall between $50 bn and $53 bn it came in on the low aim of that range, with a final tally of $50.6 bn, a 13% drop.

Apple said the deterioration would continue, predicting revenue between $41 bn and $43 bn for the June quarter.

The company had advised investors to brace for impact. The iPhone accounts for nearly two-thirds of Apples revenue and the company sold 16% fewer iPhones than it had during the same period in 2015, and stimulated 18% less fund from them. The total tally for the device was $32.9 bn from 51.2 m telephones sold; the year previous Apple brought in $40.3 bn from 61.2 m phones.

Apple’s revenue by product

Despite the pause in our growth, our results reflect excellent executing by our team despite strong macroeconomic headwinds in most of the world, told Tim Cook, Apples CEO.

Much of the falloff was attributable to the struggling Chinese economy. The nations consumer technology sector is in flux, as is the yuan. Still the second-largest marketplace in the world for Apple products behind the US, the Chinese segment of Apples dismal report decreased over more than a quarter of its value. The business made $18.4 bn in China in the second quarter of 2015; in the previous three months it induced $12.5 bn.

Annette Zimmerman, research director at tech research and advisory company Gartner, wrote last month that the problem was not Apples alone, pointing out that the entry cost of a smartphone in the developing world was still a obstacle, even among very inexpensive devices.

Vendors were not able to reduce the price of a good enough to use smartphone lower than $50, Gartner wrote.

Apple
Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke of strong macroeconomic headwinds but still said the future is bright. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images

Earnings were released around 4.25 pm ET, when Apple shares hovered around $104 a share. Half an hour afterward, the stock cost had declined 7.8% to under $97 and falling.

Despite the sales reduction and warning about its growth, Cook said the future of Apple is very bright and promised that the company has some amazing inventions in the pipeline. One of those new products should be the iPhone 7 which, based on rumors from Apples supply chain, could have a new various kinds of headphone port, be dust-proof and waterproof, and may even have a wholly redesigned home button.

It is the first time Apples sales have fallen since 2003. Back then, the iPhone didnt exist. Apple was still selling Power Mac computers and had sold only 600,000 iPods. It was the year iTunes was launched, which revolutionized the music business.

The iPhone came out in 2007, followed by the iPad, and both were constantly updated with new, much-anticipated iterations which sold in their hundreds of millions around the world, sending the companys sales to ever higher levels.

A year ago Apple sold $58 bn of gadgets or nearly $650 m a day in the first three months of the year. Two-thirds of that revenue received from iPhones and sales were powered by the new iPhone 6.

Apples chief financial officer Luca Maestri said it was difficult for the company to match marketings it achieved with the launching of the new larger version. The iPhone 6 is an anomaly, and so it creates a very difficult comparing for us, he said.

Questions are being asked about whether 2015 will turn out to have been the year of peak iPhone.

Some analysts believe the sales reverse is because of the soaraway success of the iPhone 6 and its bigger stablemate, the 6 Plus.

With screens measuring 4.7 and 5.5 inches, the two phones, launched in September 2014, were the largest the company had ever released. The 6 Plus was Apples first foray into the world of so-called phablets: hybrid devices, smaller than a tablet but larger than a conventional smartphone, which had proved particularly popular in Asian markets.

They were a huge success, with the two models selling 4m in their first 24 hours. Last September Apple pushed the bar even higher, with the launch of the iPhone 6S. But maintaining up the pace of marketings was always going to be a big ask.

The
The phenomenally successful iPhone 6: will 2015 have been the year of peak iPhone? Photograph: Michaela Rehle/ Reuters

Cook devoted the the first clues of a downturn back in January. He blamed the phenomenal success of the initial iPhone 6, which has been so popular it sold out, forcing some customers to delay their purchases. That artificially boosted sales in the next quarter, inducing it harder to keep on breaking records.

Morningstar analyst Brian Colello, however, reckons the latest iPhone simply isnt very exciting. Fewer customers had incentive to trade up for the latest iPhone this year if they bought an iPhone 6 simply over a year ago.

Apple has been the master of invention, but real invention is now proving tough. The Apple watch, its first new product without co-founder Steve Jobs at the helm, has been underwhelming. Apple wont release sales figures for the device, instead lumping it together with the Apple TV, iPod and accessories. Combined, that entire category is less than a tenth the size of the iPhone.

Analyst John Kirk, of Techpinions, said: Those impatient for Apple to reinvent the world on an annual basis simply ignore current realities that iteration on existing tech products is the norm and significant change is the rare exception.

But Apple does have big projects under way. Its likely the worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley that the company is working on an electric car, poaching technologists from Tesla and scouting for test locatings in California. And its also been hiring technologists and filing patents that also indicate its working on a virtual reality device of some sort.

In the meantime it is still piling up cash. It now has a money mountain of $233 bn, more than all the foreign currency reserves across the world and more than the Czech Republic, Peru and New Zealand induce in gross domestic product( GDP) a year.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

30 Rare Photographs From History You’ve Probably Never Seen Before

It’s sad to think that so many pivotal moments in history have gone on and there’s no chance of us ever insuring them for what they actually were. We have paintings and eye witnesses but do they really compare to the real thing ?

We can only imagine what the combat of Hastings was like. How it actually felt to walk through Rome during their empire.

With the addition of photography into national societies, we are able to get a glimpse into life’s major event- but it still merely scratches the surface of history.

1. Gadget- The first Atomic bomb

2. Baby gas masks being tested in an English hospital, 1940

3. German Banknotes being used as wallpaper during 1923 hyper-inflation

4. The Beatles play for 18 people in the Aldershot Club, 1961. They became hotshots one and a half years later .

5. Samuel Reshevsky, 8, beating several chess masters at once in France, 1920

6. A young Winston Churchill, 1895

7. The Cologne Cathedral remains amidst the city after an allied bombing in 1944

8. A German communist being executed in 1919

9. Illegal picture taken inside the Supreme Court. A man faked a broken limb to conceal a camera in his cast .

10. General George S. Pattons dog on the day ofPattons demise on December 21 st 1945

11. Painting the Eiffel Tower, 1932

12. Einstein’s desk the day after his death, 1955

13. Franz Ferdinand and his wife the day of their assassination, 1914

14. German soldiers and their mule during WWI, 1916.

15. Henry Ford obtaining the Grand cross of the German Eagle from Nazi Officials, 1938

16. Grotto In An Iceberg, During The British Antarctic Expedition, 1911.

17.17 -year-oldOtoya Yamaguchi assassinates socialist politicianlnejiro Asanuma in Tokyo .

18. The first painting taking into consideration Machu Picchu upon its discovery, 1912.

19. Testin of the German Messerschmitt Bl 109 E3, 1940

20. Underwater detonation of 15 kiloton atomic weapon .

21. Three humen compete in a marathon in the first Olympic games, 1896

22. SS auxiliaries pose at aresort for Auschwitz personnels, 1942

23. Philippines politician, Reynaldo Dagsa, photographs his own assassination .

24. US aircraft sinks Japanese aircraft off the coast of China, 1945

25. Control room of a German submarine, 1918.

26. Nikola Tesla in his lab sitting behind hisMagnifying Transmitter

27. The last known scene taken of the Titanic before it sank

28. Turkish official pestering starving Armenian children with food during the course of its Armenian genocide, 1915

29. The Unbroken Seal On Tutankhamuns Tomb, 1922( 3,245 Years Untouched )

30. The V1 flying bomb plunging towards central London, 1945

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These 13 Unexplained Photographs From History Are Seriously Weird

A image tells a thousand terms, apparently. But what if the picture needs more than a thousand terms worth of explain? Too bad. You merely get a thousand .

Pictures like these, for example, require at least a thousand-and-fifty terms as they are some of the most controversial andinexplicable photographs of all time…

1. The Battle of Los Angeles

Published in the Los Angeles Times on February 26, 1942, this photo is think by some to be proof of extraterrestrial affairs on Earth. It indicates numerous searchlights searching for the same thing.

Just three months after America joined WW2( after Pearl Harbour ), over1, 400 shells from anti-aircraft handguns were fired at the mystery, round, pale orange ball of light as it moved mutely through the sky, unaffected. People dismissed it as “war nerves” but, to this day , no one has a valid explanation.

2. The Black Knight Satellite

Taken by U.S. astronauts on a mission to the International Space Station in 1998, the Black Knight Satellite has been mystifying people for decades.Nikola Tesla apparently picked up repeating radio signals off of it in 1899, strange radio signals have been reported coming from it in 1930 and, in 1954, a retired Naval Officer told newspapers that the U.S. government had been aware or the satellite orbiting Earth for some time- this was before there were any man-made satellites.

It soon picked up serious media attention as both the U.S. and the Soviet Union believed one another to have owned it. Still today , no one( who’s telling anyone) has any notion what it is.

3. The Cooper Family unwanted dinner guest

In the 1950 s, the Cooper family moved into their new house in Texas. To mark the occasion, they decided to have a scene taken celebrating( albeit tamely ). When they had the photo developed, the latter are shocked to see a body hanging from the ceiling( as there was no body in the house ).

Some believe that there was an issue in the printing process -splicing two pictures accidentally- whilst others genuinely believe that this is documentation of a haunting … of course some think it was a hoax or, as an incredible doubled bluff, an actual dead body.

4. The ghost of Freddie Jackson

Royal Air Force Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard released this photo from 1919 of his squadron on the occasion of the air mechanic Freddie Jackson’s funeral.

Freddie died when he walked into an air-plane propeller but, after looking at this photo, the squadron instantly recognised the face that appears behind “the mens” at the back row, fourth from the left’s head as his.

Some set this down to double-exposure but “Freddie” isn’t wearing a hat like the rest…

5. The ghost of Hampton Court Palace

In 2003, the fire alarms at Hampton Court Palace went off as a fire escape has been opened. When security officers went to investigate said doorway, they ensure that it was closed and there was no sign of anyone having been there.

However, when they checked the CCTV footage, they saw something no one could explain. The doors seemed to fly open on their own admission with no one around but, shortly afterwards, a hooded figure( nicknamed Skeletor) strolled from the building into the doorway and closed the doors.

6. The Hook Island Sea Monster

In 1964, Robert Le Serrec and his family bought a boat and went onholiday for a few months on Hook Island in Stonehaven Bay, Queensland, Australia. thy were floating around( as you might) when they noticed something that resembled a huge snake in the water. They estimated it was 30 feet long but, as they edged closer, it constructed no attempts to advance on them.

With this in mind, Robert got into the water( imbecile) and moved closer. He chose to inspect it underwater where he realised it was far bigger than he had previously imagined. That’s when it opened its mouth and started moving which led Robert the cowardly lion to run( swim) back to his boat.

When he got back, he saw that the animal had gone…

Just a side note, when an octopus or squid or whatever inks, is it like that or not nearly as much? Cheers.

7. The McMinnville UFO

Back on 11 th of May, 1950, Evelyn Trent saw something from her’s and her husband’s farm , not far fromMcMinnville, Oregon. She called her husband, Paul, who rapidly got his camera to document the UFO.

This picture was picked up by the local paper before Life Magazine got a hold of it and attained the photo famous. Since then, photography experts have confirmed the picture’s legality, stating that whatever is in the picture, was there when it was taken and nothing was added in later.

Even so , no one knows what the photograph is actually of. An extraterrestrial craft, a government experimentation, a plate? Your guess is ad good as mine … my guess is Superman … your guess is probably better than mine.

8 . The Phoenix Lights

In 1997, on two occasions in the same day, numerous suns were find flying/ floating overPhoenix, Arizona. At 7:30 PM, a triangular formation of suns was ensure flying over the city and, at 10 PM, hundreds of photographs and videos were taken of a group of stationary lights floating over Phoenix.

The air-force initially had no commentaries but later said that it was a training exercising where multiple flares were dropped. Eyewitness confirmed this but some still disagreed.

Claims came in that it was in fact one huge, v-shaped aircraft so big that it blocked out the stars above. Evena former Air Force captain, said, Im a pilot and I know just about every machine that flies ,[…] i t was bigger than anything that Ive ever seen. It remains a great mystery .

11. The Skunk Ape

The skunk ape is the name given to a beast similar to the( equally mythical) Sasquatch. There have been the reporting of the animal exclusive to the American( amaze astonish) Southeast from as early as the mid 19 th century. The reports say that the creature is huge, hairy and be permitted to flee promptly with its footprints measuring 14 inches long.

In 1997, the myth was brought back to life as multiple sightings were reported in Florida as well as photographs taken that were promptly rejected as fakes.

Then, in 2000, a woman sent photographs of an “escaped ape” toSarasota County Sheriffs Department after it had been stealing apples from her garden. She had no idea of the Skunk Ape myth and just assumed there was an ape on the loose…

12. The Solway Firth Spaceman

On May 23, 1964, Jim Templeton, a firefighter from Carlisle, Cumberland, in England took his wife and daughters to a green on the coast. He took a three pictures of one of his daughters, Elizabeth, without incident and sent them to Kodak to be developed.

When he got the photos back, however, he was shocked to see a unusual figure in the background of the second scene- one that didn’t was contained in either of the other photos. He confirmed that no-one else was around so it couldn’t have been a passerby.

The photos were sent to many photograph experts as well as Kodak but they all came back with the same outcomes- there were no issues with the photos or the camera. Kodak offered a reward of a year’s free cinema to anyone who could crack the example but, since then, it’s still not been claimed.

13. The Tulip staircase ghost

In 1966, Reverend Ralph Hardy from British Columbia took a photo of a spiraling staircase in theNational Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. He was there with his wife standing beside him at the time.

When he got the pictures developed, he noticed that there appeared to be a cloaked figure climbing the stairs with both hands on the railings. He and his wife had reaffirmed that no one was around at the time and , not only that, but, the staircase was also closed with a rope saying “no admittance”- so there you have it, ghosts are unruly.

Experts everywhere, like in the other cases, have all come to the conclusion that the image had still not been doctored.

Creepy, right?

Maybe not. There probably is an explanation for all of the pictures so before you get into the comments running “ how can you believe this shit !!! 11 !!! 1 n00b ! “, I don’t, it’s merely interesting, so don’t. What do you think? Let us know in specific comments !

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