If Apple had sold old version of Macs they could of easily been 2nd most profitable Q of all time. So they had no new iMacs ot sell & no old Macs ot sell. How stupid is that???? Could of easily sold $1 Billion more in Macs - but Apple didn't have any to buy -- old or new.
Business Insider has a good article about this. 700K iMacs could have been sold and quarter would have been epic. It would have stopped all the negativity in its tracks and stock price would be back on track to high targets. The problem they say is a power imbalance between Ive's design team and Cook. Cook cant seem to manage what Ive's is producing as far as the supply chain goes. They say that Steve was a master at keeping everything in balance but that Cook might be lacking.