Apple’s Q3 in charts and commentary

Apple released their quarterly financial results today and Jason Snell over at Six Colors has some great charts and commentary to explain them.

Apple continued its grin-and-bear-it slog though a brutal year of quarterly financial results Tuesday, thanks to the incredible success of the iPhone 6 raising the bar so high that every single year-over-year comparison is destined to look tiny. Apple will probably keep taking its lumps for a quarter or two, but the numbers—$42.4 billion in revenue, $7.8 billion in profit—are pretty much in line with Apple’s business in the year before the iPhone 6. It suggests that Apple will probably continue to have miserable year-over-year comparisons for a couple of quarters, but then things may start to even out.

Take me to Six Colors.