Poll: What Apple goodies did you receive this holiday season? [Update: Poll fixed]AppleInsider wants to know what Apple products you received during the 2015 gift giving season, whether it be an iPhone and Apple Watch combo, a powerful iPad Pro or an iPod shuffle. Answer below and we'll reveal this year's hottest Apple gifts next week.
Earlier this month AppleInsider asked readers to vote for their favorite note taking and news apps for iOS, both of which turned out to be Apple's first-party offerings. This week we want to find out which of Apple's latest devices was the most gifted over the holidays.
As it is for many consumer electronics companies, the December quarter is hugely important for Apple. For the iPhone maker, new hardware cycles join forces with the holiday shopping season to create a perfect storm of rabid demand, generating massive quarterly revenues like last year's record-breaking $74.6 billion performance.
Apple's raked in $18 billion in net profit for its first fiscal quarter of 2015, the biggest result in company history, largely on pent-up demand for big-screened iPhone models. Last year, China, the land of big-screen portables, helped pump $16.1 billion into Apple's coffers.
The Chinese market holds great promise for Apple and the company is responding in kind with heavy investments put toward building out its brick-and-mortar retail network. With regional sales surging —up 99 percent year over year for the most recent quarter —CEO Tim Cook said he expects China to one day surpass the U.S. as Apple's biggest market.
Despite continued growth, strong sales in China and a series of worldwide product debuts, pundits are concerned Apple is slowing down. Most recently, FBR & Co. analyst Daniel Ives cut iPhone 6s sales projections for the current quarter to 75.5 million, up only slightly from last year's blockbuster 74.5 million unit sales. FBR is the latest firm to correct down on information that key component suppliers cut order estimates moving into 2016.
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