If only Apple knows how many of each product gets sold each quarter, how is it that typewriting monkeys know? Ashraf Eassa‘s headline:
Is This Why Apple’s iPhone XR Sales Are Disappointing?
Now the first paragraph.
Apple’s iPhone XR — a device that incorporates many of the elements of the company’s premium iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in a lower-cost package — might not be doing well as some had hoped it would.
It can’t be disappointing if you don’t know how many should have been sold vs. how many actually were sold. Fake news? Fake analysis?
IDC said that Huawei had shipped more smartphones than Apple did, making it the world’s second-largest smartphone vendor by market share. IDC’s data for the third quarter also showed Huawei in second place by unit shipments, ahead of Apple.
Marketshare is the worst and least valuable of the major metrics to determine a company’s health, yet that’s all these tired old typewriting monkeys can come up with. Sad! Tired!