General Business: Apple posts record revenue but its value slips under $1tn

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Apple briefly its lost grip on its $1 trillion market capitalization during trading on Friday. Mac sales were 5.3 million, up 3% from a year ago. However, after failing to find a satisfying number of new customers for iPhone, Apple has turned to a strategy which will allow people to see only the rosy part of Apple's performance and will have a comparatively lesser impact on its share value.

Investors have never been able to check on the progress of some devices, like the Apple Watch, and some fear that any forthcoming slump in the key area of iPhone sales would be hard to spot.

The sell-off accelerated after Apple said it would stop disclosing the number of units sold.

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However, the market was disappointed that Apple fell short of expectations, with sales of 46.9 million iPhones and a forecast for the key holiday season that was not as robust as anticipated. While that represents a 14 percent increase in iPhone sales when compared to last quarter, it's about the same number of iPhones sold this time past year.

Cook on Thursday called the company's problems in India "speed bumps along a very long journey" and most analysts say that the prestige of Apple's brand should allow it to claim back lost ground as Indians' spending power continues to grow.

Apple this week unveiled a new version of its MacBook Air laptop, this time made of recycled aluminum, as well as a new Mac Mini and an iPad Pro, all pricier than their predecessors.

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Although there may be some logic to the rationale for the long term, "this is going to be a hard pill to swallow in the short term", Ives said.

Apple's board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.73 per share of the Company's common stock.

In a reply to question from analyst Jim Suva of Citigroup Global Markets, Inc, Cook said, "We've had really great productive discussions with the Indian government, and I fully expect that at some point, they will agree to allow us to bring our stores into the country".

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Eight brokerages cut their price targets for Apple, but only one - Bank of America Merrill Lynch - cut its rating on the stock, to neutral from buy. The company sold fewer iPhones than analysts expected, but revenue was up thanks to their higher selling price. Its services arm, for example, which includes iCloud and Apple Music subscriptions, had a turnover of close to $10bn in the period. In the most recent quarter, Apple said sales for this category hit almost $10 billion, an all-time high and larger than most standalone businesses in the world. These look like good growth figures, especially in Japan.

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