In many ways this tends to be one of Apple's least telling quarters. The new iPhones are still several months out and the old ones have been on the market for a while. Nonetheless, here's our cheat sheet for Apple, which reports earning after the close on Tuesday.
The numbers: Apple tends to exceed estimates. Here's what Wall Street is expecting, according to Zacks Investment Research.
- Per-share earnings: $2.01, unchanged from last year (Zacks)
- Revenue: $52.6 billion (Zacks)
What I'm looking for: The main thing I am looking for is "the one sentence." By that, I mean that one line Apple sometimes gives on a new area. "TV is a hobby," was an early example of this. I want to know what Apple has to say, for example, about cars.