This "miss" nonsense it really getting old. Apple beat the earning estimate but was just short on revenue. The missing revenue was all because of production problems with the new iMac. As far as the concept of what is or is not a miss, last quarter Apple had the most profitable quarter ever for a non-oil company and those three "missed" quarters make up 3/4 of the 2nd best year ever for a corporation. Calling performance like that a "miss" seems incredibly superficial and downright silly.
Apple announced financial results for its 13-week fiscal 2013 first quarter ended December 29, 2012. The company posted record quarterly revenue of $54.5 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.81 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $46.3 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share, in the 14-week year-ago quarter. “We’re thrilled with record revenue of over $54 billion and sales of over 75 million iOS devices in a single quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.