Apple’s first-quarter results are already under scrutiny, and it’s looking like the company is on the verge of a full-blown disaster.
It’s not the first time Apple’s financials have come under fire.
In January, Apple revealed that the company’s annual revenue fell to $16.7 billion from $19.4 billion in the same period last year.
Investors are worried about Apple’s ability to sustain its current pace of growth, and the company has responded by rolling out new iPhones and iPads, and raising prices on all of its products.
But Apple’s stock has also become a target for the Wall Street firm that is trying to take its market share away from Google, which is the dominant search engine in the world.
And while it has had a good run since its IPO in 2010, the stock is still trading below its IPO price of $200 a share.
That’s not good news for the iPhone maker, which needs to turn a profit to keep its stock surging.
The stock is also facing some tough competition.
Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOGL), which also owns Apple, is looking to become the top search engine for consumers and businesses.
The company recently launched a brand new advertising platform, which allows advertisers to target their ads to people who search for the same products and services, with the goal of improving its bottom line.
Alphabet, which also makes Google search, is trying its best to outdo Google in terms of market share.
And Google itself, which controls most of the internet’s data, is facing pressure to increase its advertising efforts in response to the growing competition.
Apple, however, has been growing its share of the global search market, and in the latest quarter it reported a profit of $5.4 million.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has said that the new platform will help drive profits, and that the firm has invested billions of dollars in artificial intelligence and other technology to improve its user experience.
Apple has been able to capitalize on the growing popularity of the iPhone and iPad because of its success in the mobile phone market, according to Bloomberg, which reported that Apple’s share of smartphones in the U.S. market grew nearly 14 percent to 22.5 percent last year from 21.6 percent a year earlier.
That is a significant jump, especially in the face of the growing dominance of Android and Google’s other mobile operating systems.
Apple also has a large advertising budget for iOS, which it used to control, but it has since become much more dominant.
Apple spent $2.5 billion last year on ads, up from $1.6 billion in 2011.
The growth has not stopped at Apple, either.
The tech giant spent $4.7 million on video ads last year, up slightly from $3.5 million in 2011, according the Associated Press.
The rise of the Google-owned YouTube has also been an important contributor to Apple’s success.
YouTube spent $5 million on its ad program in 2015, up significantly from $2 million a year ago.
Google, too, has had an impact on the rise of Apple’s ad revenue.
Google’s AdSense program has been one of Apples biggest moneymakers.
In 2014, Google earned $8.7 per ad viewed, up $2 billion from the previous year.
The AP also reported that Google had spent $3 billion on its digital video advertising program, up more than $1 billion from 2015.
Google has also built a massive ad network, which includes video sites, mobile sites, and other sites that are owned by other companies.
The ads that Google buys can then be used to promote a product or service.
Apple recently hired a former Google executive to work on its advertising strategy, and analysts have suggested that the deal may allow Apple to take a bigger role in its advertising budget.
“The iPhone is a key piece of Google’s digital advertising strategy,” Brian Wieser, a senior analyst at research firm eMarketer, wrote in a note to investors last month.
“This means Apple could potentially lead the way for other companies in this space, including Facebook (FB), which is rumored to be considering ad buys for its platform.”
It’s unclear what role Apple will have in its digital advertising efforts.
“Apple is an ad-supported company,” Andrew Healy, a digital media analyst at eMarker, told Bloomberg.
“I don’t see it as a competitor to Google.
It just has a different business model.”
Apple is currently the number one search engine worldwide, and Google is a third of the market.
But it is unclear if Apple can continue to dominate the search market without Google’s help.
Google is expected to launch a major search advertising program next month, and Apple is likely to follow suit.
“While Apple’s search revenue is growing faster than Google’s, Apple is still ahead in terms the amount of ads and sponsored search traffic that are shown in Google’s search results,” Google’s John Gruber, Google’s vice president of marketing,