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Apple's dazzling 13-year surge ebbs as iPhone sales drop

Q2 revenue falls 13% to US$50.6b; tech giant's shares down as much as 8% in after-hours trading

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Sales fell faster in greater China, which includes Hong Kong and Taiwan, than in any other region, down 26% compared with the previous year. Sales in mainland China, Apple's second-largest market after the US, fell 11% as the country struggled with a slowing economy.

San Francisco

FROM the iPod to the iPhone to the iPad, Apple created more than a decade's worth of new gadgets to fuel its historic growth.

But the technology company's dazzling 13-year run of quarterly revenue growth ended on Tuesday - a casualty of Apple's already immense size,