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Apple Reports Third Quarter Earnings with Falling Sales

News about Apple earnings release is a trending topic on United States Friday, August 4, 2023.

On August 3, 2023, in Cupertino, California: Apple Inc. has disclosed its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2023, which terminated on July 1, 2023. Anticipation was high for the company's earnings report, which showed a third consecutive quarter of deteriorating sales, particularly in iPhone revenue.

Notable points from Apple's fiscal report are:

  1. Decrease in iPhone sales: Apple's iPhone sales declined by 2.4%, reaching a value of $39.7 billion. This amount was lower than the expected iPhone revenue of $40.2 billion, as per analysts' projections.
  2. Other sources of revenue: While iPhone sales declined, other product categories of Apple, such as Mac, iPad, and Wearables, Home, and Accessories, experienced growth. Mac revenue grew by 8.9%, iPad revenue increased by 12.3%, and revenue from Wearables, Home, and Accessories rose by 11.5%.
  3. Revenue from services: Apple reported a 15.6% increase in revenue from its services compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year. This category encompasses a range of services such as Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and Apple Fitness+ among others.
  4. Performance by Region: According to Apple's earnings report, the Greater China region demonstrated strong performance, with revenue growth of 11.9%. Positive revenue growth was also observed in other regions, such as the Americas, Europe, Japan, and the rest of Asia Pacific.

The earnings report reflects the ongoing challenges that Apple is facing, particularly in the highly competitive smartphone market. However, the growth in other product categories and services indicates Apple's ability to diversify its revenue streams and maintain a strong presence in the technology industry.

The company's performance will be closely monitored by investors and analysts in the coming quarters as Apple continues to innovate and introduce new products and services to the market.

*Note: The earnings report was released on August 3, 2023, after the close of the trading day.