A series of charts pulled together by Jason Snell, a great collection of data I look forward to after every Apple quarterly results call.
The first chart gives a real sense of how important iPhone sales are to Apple’s bottom line. No hiding it, Apple remains an iPhone company. But look how big the Services pie chart slice has gotten.
To see this growth more clearly, scroll down to the Services Revenue chart (about 2/3 way down the post). On the left side of the chart (about 4 years ago) Services revenue is at $7.6 billion, steady, steady growth to last quarter’s $17.5 billion.
This tells an important story, of Apple diversifying their way out of dependence on iPhone sales growth. If you haven’t already, take a look at the Jean-Louis Gassée post from yesterday. As Apple shifts from dependence on hardware sales, leaning more and more on services revenue, how will their culture change?