Apple's latest scorecard

Apple's Q3 figures reflected some unexpected weakness but the hiccup wasn’t altogether unexpected. While things didn't quite go to plan this quarter the next one is shaping up nicely for the tech giant.

Last quarter was one of Apple's weakest in terms of product revenue growth, but the hiccup wasn't completley unexpected. As Horace Dediu explains, there were a number of factors working against Apple, that led to such as result. 

As the following revenue growth table shows, the second calendar quarter of 2012 was not like the recent past.



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