Apple just released their much anticipated earnings for calendar Q2 (Apple's fiscal quarter Q3). While the financial press heralded, "Apple Does it Again" , "Apple Beats" and other yarns, the data tells a very different story. The company reported Q3 revenue of $42.1 billion, a decline of a stunning $7.2 billion from the same quarter one year earlier. The decline in net income was worse. Far worse.
Apple's Q3 earning fell from $10.68 billion in the year ago period to just $7.8 billion in the current quarter - a decline of a whopping 27%. So much for analysts claiming the earnings recession is all energy related, by the way. And so much for meaningful reporting from the financial press.