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Despite its first revenue decline in years, Apple stock rises

Shares of Apple have begun to recover after dropping significantly on Wednesday, when the firm reported its first drop in revenue in years.

Yesterday, Apple announced its quarterly profits, and for the first time since 2019, the business saw a decline. In Friday’s pre-market trade, AAPL dropped by more than 3 percent.

Checks in the last few days suggest that Apple’s stock is beginning an upward trend. Shares increased in price from $147.88 to $151.94 at the time of publishing.

Gaining altitude

Yahoo Finance believes that investor nerves may have been frazzled by Apple’s reaction when the company reported relatively low profitability for the quarter ending December 31, 2022.

The CEO Tim Cook and the CFO Luca Maestri used the words “tough economy” seven times during a quarterly results call, the site said.

Apple’s reported revenue of $117.1 billion was lower than the $121.1 billion analysts had predicted, with iPhone sales suffering the most (at $65.7 billion below the $68.3 billion analysts had predicted).

Apple said that supply chain problems were to blame for the iPhone’s poor sales performance, and they could be right. Due to problems at a Foxconn facility in China, the company’s top iPhones were unavailable to customers for a while.

As expected, the recently introduced iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max were the most impacted, with units becoming more scarce at Apple Stores throughout the globe.

It has been predicted for some time that Apple’s revenue would fall, and now it finally has. However, this morning’s rising market prices suggest that the immediate shock is fading.

Apple’s important Services sector continues to rise, bringing in $20.7 billion compared to the $20.4 billion that was originally predicted, which may be encouraging to investors.