Deciphering the Q4 2018 Apple Earnings Call

Deciphering the Q4 2018 Apple Earnings Call

OK, so Apple set new September quarter records again. Services revenue reached its highest level ever. There are some things in between the lines of the press release and associated statements that might not appear as rosy as the comments from Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri. In this post, I’m taking a closer look at the revenue and sales figures reported.

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Apple World Today News Update: May 3, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: May 3, 2018

We missed yesterday's podcast due to a conflict, but we're back today with all sorts of great news for you:

  • Yet another person can thank the Apple Watch for saving his life, after a New York man followed his Watch's advice to seek medical attention immediately after suffering from a ruptured ulcer

  • Just a reminder: your Mom wants flowers for Mother's Day on May 13th, and you can get some nice deals by using Apple Pay to pay for them

  • The big beneficiary of all of the negative news about Apple from Wall Street analysts during the past few months was Apple, which was able to buy up a record amount of its shares at a discount price

  • Apple's iPads are bucking the trend of shrinking tablet market share

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Apple World Today News Update: April 3, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: April 3, 2018

Today's Apple World Today News Update podcast has substantially more content than yesterday's "short edition". Stories today include a look at some of Intel's new Core processors that could be used in a 2018 MacBook Pro update, scheduling of the Q2 2018 earnings call, and some concern from the Wall Street Journal about a "nagging badge" for Apple Pay:

  • The Intel Core i9-8950HK could be a powerhouse for a 15-inch MacBook Pro BTO option, but it doesn't support LPDDR4 RAM...
  • It's hard to believe, but we're already in Apple's third fiscal quarter of 2018. We'll find out how they did in Q2 on May 1st.
  • The WSJ seems to be concerned about a red badge that hounds users unmercifully about Apple Pay if they don't choose to "Setup later in Wallet"
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AWT News Update: January 31, 2017

AWT News Update: January 31, 2017

Today's podcast is designed to provide our listeners with the highlights of today's Apple first fiscal quarter 2017 earnings call in five minutes. We listened to the call so you didn't have to, then distilled the hour-long discussion down to a five-minute overview of the most salient points.

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AWT News Update: January 30, 2017

AWT News Update: January 30, 2017

Monday's here, along with a handful of Apple news stories to fill you in on this last Monday of January:

  • iPhone revenues will most likely be up when announced tomorrow during Apple's Q1 2017 Earnings Call tomorrow, thanks to larger than expected sales of the iPhone 7 Plus
  • We invite our readers to listen to the Apple Earnings Call live at 2 PM PST tomorrow at this web page: http://www.apple.com/investor/earnings-call/
  • A complicated hack that was being used to bring locked iPads and iPhone back to life could be behind this weekend's shutdown of the Activation Lock web page on Apple's site
  • Fitbit announces that it will cut about 6% of its workforce as smartwatches cut into its market
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