Tomorrow, Tuesday, Apple will present the report for the first months of 2016, and as Tim Cook warned in January, they will not be good.
On CNN they have already published some of the numbers that we will see, where a huge drop in iPhone sales is indicated, numbers that may improve with the presentation of the iPhone 7 in a few months, but that are not optimistic at the moment.
In the first quarter of 2015, 61.2 million iPhones were sold, this year just over 50 million, each being 18%. In the iPad world things are no better: 12.6 million devices sold in the first quarter of 2015, 10.1 million this year, each of 20%.
In terms of profit, Apple earned a total of 13.6 billion profit in the first three months of 2015, this year only 11.1 billion, each one of 18%. Since 2013 Apple has not suffered a decrease in profit. Regarding sales, the last time they fell compared to the previous year was in the first quarter of 2003, yes, 13 years ago.
Wall Street analysts expect an even weirder event for the fourth quarter – a two-digit sales loss. Apple has not suffered something like this since 2001, although at the moment they are only assumptions.
Tomorrow we will confirm the exact numbers released by Apple.