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Hon Hai reported a 19 percent sales decline for Q1 2013 compared to Q1 2012

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. saw an unexpected yearly decline in the first quarter of 2013 thanks to shrinking demand for Apple's iPhone. Hon Hai reported a 19 percent sales decline for Q1 2013 compared to Q1 2012. While analysts were expecting quarterly decline from Q4 2012, they didn't see the yearly decline coming.

Hon Hai posted sales earnings of T$808.87 billion ($26.96 billion USD) for the quarter ended March 2013. This was a drop from T$988.34 billion in Q4 2012 and a further decline from T$1 trillion in Q1 2012. 

Hon Hai, which collects about 60 to 70 percent of its revenue from the iPhone and iPad, saw a decrease in sales due to low demand for the iPhone in particular. 

Apple has hard a hard time keeping up the momentum of its products, and it shows in the company's shares. Shares have fallen from $702.10 in September to $426.98 as of today. Also, Apple's iPhone only represented about 19 percent of worldwide smartphone shipments in 2012 while all Android-powered smartphones accounted for about 70 percent.

Android will even beat Apple in the tablet sector this year, according to a new report from IDC. IPad shipments are expected to make up 46 percent of the tablet market for 2013, down from 51 percent in 2012. Android-powered tablets are expected to increase their market share to 49 percent in 2013, up from 42 percent in 2012.

Samsung is a particularly strong competitor to Apple as far as Android-powered devices go. We even saw a bit of fear in Apple as Phil Schiller (Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing) talked trash about Android on the eve of the Samsung Galaxy S IV release. 

Samsung is even racing Apple to make a wearable device this year -- much like a smart watch -- and has plans to trump Apple's new spaceship campus with a more impressive headquarters in the U.S.

Source: Reuters



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RE: same crap again and again
By theapparition on 4/15/2013 10:57:57 AM , Rating: 2
You still know absolutely nothing.

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Yes, the point is that major revisions are slowing down since the release of ICS, now that the platform is maturing and catching up in fundamental features (stability, polish, smoothness).

I just proved to you that Google is still on a yearly release cycle. Jellybean (4.1) was released in June 2012 at the Google I/O conference. 4.2 was released in November 2012. Key Lime Pie (5.0) is set to be released in June 2013.
How in the world can you delude yourself to believe that major revisions are slowing?

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And yes, there were complaints that JB wasn't a big enough improvement over ICS.

There's always complaints, but show me a critical review that highlights the negatives. Instead, all reviews have been quite positive towards the improvements in JB from ICS.

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Android added that feature iOS had way back in 2007 with "project butter", and their big tablets are still laggy and unresponsive .

Again, you know nothing but convince yourself you do. There is no "laggyness" with most Android tablets. I'll concede the Asus Transformer Prime had a hardware bug that made it miserable to use in some circumstances, but again, that's a hardware issue where Asus cut corners with a horrible I/O controller and had absolutely nothing to do with Android.

Try using the Nexus 10 and come back to tell me it's laggy.


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