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Apple released its financials last week, and 2006 was a very, very good year for the company. However, its forecast suggests that 2007 may be starting out as one of Apple's worst years this decade. Vista is now within two weeks of launching. I've been using it for some weeks now, and there are some things you'll probably like. Finally, in going over my notes from CES, I recalled there were some rather interesting products that may have been overlooked.
Haven't stopped beating your wife yet I guess, perhaps if your forcibly readmitted to the mental home, they may get you help for your drug addiction and incest problems. I doubt they could get you telling the truth though that would require a brain implant, perhaps from a chimp.
• "I think the iPhone's going to do very well." - Rob Enderle in an interview with MarketWatch's Tracy Johnke on January 09, 2007, the day Apple introduced iPhone.
• "The 4th quarter will be Apple’s hardest since the first iPod Christmas." - Rob Enderle wrote for Digital Trends on September 15, 2006. Last week Apple posted revenue of $7.1 billion and a record net quarterly profit of $1 billion for their quarter ended December 30, 2006.
• "The fourth quarter, in particular, should be ugly for Apple." - Rob Enderle wrote for TechNewsWorld on August 8, 2005. Apple subsequently reported what was, at the time, the highest revenue ($5.75 billion) and earnings ($565 million) in the company’s history for their quarter ended December 31, 2005.
• "This year will be more difficult [for Apple.]" - Rob Enderle wrote for Digital Trends on January 17, 2005. For fiscal 2005, Apple subsequently generated revenue of $13.93 billion and a net profit of $1.335 billion, reflecting annual growth of 68 percent and 384 percent, respectively, and representing what was, at the time, the highest annual revenue and net profit in Apple's history.