You make it sound like not getting raped by OPEC countries for overpriced dinosaur goo is a bad thing. Get your priorities straight, nimrod.
You should have asked the same thing 3 days ago when GOOG suddenly became the #1 market cap company in the world.
And every quarter the upside surprise is harder to come by, unless they're cooking the books, which is a distinct possibility. People are tired of iToys, and carriers are sick of offering subsidies on contracts. The iPhone house of cards is about to topple.
Maybe they'll buy Android phone. Who knows? People usually keep phones for 2 years. A flood of 1-year old phones on the market is never good for new purchases.
Dipstick, who do you think owns the leased phones? It's VERIZON not Apple. Apple got is margins on the original sale to Verizon. Verizon makes money off the lease AND whatever they sell it for on the secondary market. You eyeTuurds are so delusional.
But those leased phones will be sold on the secondary market, stealing purchases of new phones directly from Apple.
Apple's not worth $1.5 trillion, reeturd
Profit != revenues
If Apple made only a single dollar in profit, while all others broke even, Apple would have 100% of the profits.
You need only look at the stocks owned by these munchkins in the disclosure placed below the article to know why Motley Fool keeps pumping out these negative articles about AMD.
More-on, you still didn't address what's at the "core" of the issue at-hand--the definition of "core". You nor any of the plaintiffs are going to convince anybody that a core is not a core.
When AMD advertised X cores, the processor in question had X cores for integer processing that were fully capable of working independently.
You can whine all you want about floating-point processing, but not every computing task needs it. That, in itself, doesn't make the integer cores in the processor something other than a core.
This is lawsuit is slam dunk for AMD, and all you Intel shills will be left holding an empty bag.