2 What Does This Mean for Us?
For the average Apple user, this revenue guidance revision means just about nothing. More accurately, it means about as much as any other earnings call has meant to consumers.
Apple isn’t going to shutter any services, stop releasing iOS updates, or radically shift its hardware strategy because of the news.
Of course, for users in markets like China and India, it may mean slightly more. Apple is already considering cheaper devices for those regions. The weaker demand and sluggish market may just call for those devices. While Apple seems laser-focused on the high-end tier of the market, it may try to somehow shore up its defense against competitors in the lower-end segments.