NEW YORK, 6 Feb. /TASS/. Angela Arends in April will leave the post of senior Vice President of retail sales of the American company Apple and give it to dierdre O’brien. The latter will report directly to the head of Apple Tim cook, said in a message posted Tuesday on the website of the company.

“We at Apple believe that our soul are the people, and Deirdre better than anyone, understands the merits and strengths of our team,” — said in connection with this cook. “For more than three decades, she helped to focus Apple on customer service and how to make their lives richer. She is an experienced leader and an important partner of our retail locations worldwide from the very beginning”, — said the head of the company, expressing hope that the 70 thousand employees of retail outlets Apple will be happy with this appointment.

Cook did not specify reasons for leaving Arends from the company where she worked for more than five years. Arends said that now is a better time to trust the retail industry Apple experienced O’brien. At the same time and cook, and outgoing Vice-President in the most optimistic terms described the prospects for increasing trade in goods of the company.

The decrease in profit

Apple in January announced that recorded in the first quarter of 2019 fiscal year, the reductions in both revenue and profit. During the three months ended December 29, 2018, the company’s total revenue amounted to $of 84.31 billion, and net income of $19,97 billion Both figures showed a decline compared to the data for the first quarter of 2018 fiscal year. Then Apple’s revenue was $88,29 billion and a profit of $of 20.06 billion

The newspaper the Wall Street Journal noted that this is the first time in about 10 years, when in the first quarter of the fiscal year declined Apple’s revenue, and its net profit. The publication stated that for this quarter have winter holidays, when people traditionally buy gifts.

Apple representatives also said that its revenue from sales of iPhone during the year decreased by approximately 15% while revenues from sales of other products and services increased by 19%. Revenue from services, Apple reached a record high of $10.9 billion

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