Apple is predicting revenue of between $50 billion and $53 billion in the first quarter of 2016. That's down from revenue of $58 billion in the first quarter of 2015.
The drop is blamed on smartphone saturation and the strong U.S. dollar versus foreign currencies. Bloomberg notes that $100 in fourth quarter 2014 sales is worth just $85 today because of fluctuating exchange rates.
Apple CFO Luca Maestri told the site that the company is feeling the effects of a "very different" economic environment around the world. Apple is starting to see "softness" in China, especially in Hong Kong, he said.
It's likely that Apple will be looking to the iPhone 7 to boost sales. In the meanwhile, the company is rumored to be unveiling a new 4-inch iPhone 5SE in March.
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