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Apple to Announce 1Q 2012 Earnings and iPhone 4S Sales Numbers on January 24

Apple early today updated its investor relations page to officially state that it will announce its earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2012 (fourth calendar quarter of 2011) and host a conference call regarding the release on Tuesday, January 24.
Apple’s conference call webcast discussing Q1 - 2012 financial results will begin at 2:00pm PT/5:00pm ET on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

Please note that comments made during this call may include forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements. For more information on the factors that could influence results, please refer to Apple’s SEC filings.
The conference call at 5:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM Pacific will follow the earnings release itself, which typically comes around 4:30 PM Eastern. MacRumors will provide running coverage of the earnings release and conference call.

The highly-anticipated results from a holiday quarter that also saw the launch of the iPhone 4S follow the company's typically conservative guidance that has already pegged the quarter as a blockbuster with predicted revenue of $37 billion. The company is also predicting all-time record iPhone sales as industry sales estimates have been pointing toward a similar record for Mac sales.

iPad sales are also expected to be strong with a record number of sales likely, although there have been some concerns that Amazon's Kindle Fire may have tempered iPad demand slightly. Finally, while iPod sales have been slowing over the past few years as customers have continued to shift toward smartphones for their music player needs, the holiday quarter remains the company's strongest by far for iPod sales due to their popularity as lower-priced gifts without expensive service contracts associated with them.

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33 months ago

So it's current price of $411 doesn't do it for you? Those extra $4 a share will make it or break it for you?


Yes. Four dollars per share may not be a lot if you're talking about one share, but when you're talking about volume that's a different story. The difference is enough to cover my broker fees, two car payments, a vacation. I could go on. Invest smart.
Rating: 11 Votes
33 months ago

If AAPL hits 415 again, I'm selling. I remember buying at it at $98/share.


So it's current price of $411 doesn't do it for you? Those extra $4 a share will make it or break it for you?
Rating: 8 Votes
33 months ago



Anyhow - we'll see how the stock plummets after MWC 2012.


The only way Apple stock can plummet in response to an MS announcement, is if during the announcement, MS employees launch a thermonuclear device at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, and it actually does what it's supposed to.

Microsoft's activities haven't had any substantial effect on Apple for years (aside from making Apple look really good), and certainly won't while Ballmer is running things.
Rating: 7 Votes
33 months ago
If AAPL hits 415 again, I'm selling. I remember buying at it at $98/share.
Rating: 7 Votes
33 months ago

Anyone that claims they own shares on the internet, in fact have one or two shares if any at all.


Says the man bragging about his Macbook Pro, Apple TV 2, and white iPhone.

Is this your weird way of confessing to us that all of that's a lie too? Since my Apple shares are apparently made up, your computer must be too. Right?
Rating: 5 Votes
33 months ago
Should be a great earnings call to be on!
Rating: 5 Votes
33 months ago
The Christmas quarter is a very special thing.

Watch for big numbers across the board, iPhone especially.
Rating: 4 Votes
33 months ago

The Christmas quarter is a very special thing.

Watch for big numbers across the board, iPhone especially.


Couldn't agree more, Apple have an amazing product line at the moment.

Best computer OS and hardware, Best MP3 players, by far the best mobile phone and software, and the best tablet device.
Rating: 3 Votes
33 months ago



I know APPL also depends on the whole American economy and not just Apple's performance, but is there any good reason to sell now besides your personal economic needs? I'm truly asking, I don't know.


Not in my opinion. Not only do I think 2012 - 2015 will be good years for Apple, I also feel that the stock hasn't fully accounted for the success of 2007-2011 yet. I think it could continue to rise even if Apple did nothing for the next year.

In other words, even though I already owned shares, I just bought more about 3 months back.
Rating: 3 Votes
33 months ago

If AAPL hits 415 again, I'm selling. I remember buying at it at $98/share.


After aapl hits $450 I'll consider selling 10%, and roughly the same number of shares after $500. I remember buying starting at $39, and many points thereafter

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Yes. Four dollars per share may not be a lot if you're talking about one share, but when you're talking about volume that's a different story. The difference is enough to cover my broker fees, two car payments, a vacation. I could go on. Invest smart.


Four dollars per share is under 1%, which is insignificant on a long term investment. Invest smart means sell smart as well as buy smart.
Rating: 3 Votes

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