Apple did not reveal good news today. Mac Rumors has the news.
“Apple today announced financial results for the third fiscal quarter (second calendar quarter) of 2016. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $42.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $7.8 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $49.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.”
Things could change with the release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s, both which are scheduled to be released in September. Then again, most sources claim that the new iPhones won’t be much of an upgrade. Samsung has once again taken over the world with the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and the (upcoming) Galaxy Note 7.
It’s easy to criticize Apple these days, but one thing can’t be denied: Apple makes quality products that barely break down, and when they do, their support is untouchable. I am typing this article on the 27-inch 5K iMac and I can’t even explain how beautiful this device is. There is absolutely no screen bleed (something that’s a given with computers from Microsoft or Dell). Everything else on the computer works perfectly as well.
I bought my first MacBook Pro in 2013. One year later, the screen started to show bleeding in the corners. I was really upset and took my chances of bringing it back to the Apple Store. I was expecting them to possibly fix the screen, but they didn’t. Instead, they gave me a new MacBook Pro and it was the 2014 version, not the 2013 version.
You don’t hear a lot about people’s Apple products breaking down. That’s because Apple has fantastic quality control. Sure, there was the antenna issue with the iPhone 4. Then there was also Bendgate with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which has to be the most manufactured quality control issue ever. You really had to try to bend the iPhone. Still, the media ran with it.
If Apple is having issues, it’s been with software. That’s really a separate issue than quality control, although some would argue. Many people, such as myself, ran into problems when upgrading to iOS 9 last year. My iPhone 6s Plus still won’t accept my Apple ID at times. Still, the phone works great overall, and even though it isn’t as technically advanced as the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, it works better. It’s smoother, even if more bulky.
These days, if you want to buy the most innovative phone, you buy one from Samsung. If you want to buy the most innovative laptop, you buy the Surface Pro, Surface Book, or Dell XPS 13. But if you want to buy a device that has the best parts and works the best, Apple is still the best choice no matter what type of product you choose.