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Apple today issued a media alert announcing details for next Tuesday's release of its financial results for the third fiscal quarter and second calendar quarter of 2011. As usual, the results will be released after the close of Tuesday's trading at approximately 4:30 PM Eastern / 1:30 PM Pacific. Apple's conference call discussing the results will follow at 2:00 PM Pacific and will be available via a live audio webcast. MacRumors will provide running coverage of the conference call highlights.
Apple's conference call webcast discussing Q3 - 2011 financial results will begin at 2:00pm PT/5:00pm ET on Tuesday, July 19, 2011.

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.
Apple's third fiscal quarter of 2011 saw the introduction of new Thunderbolt-equipped iMacs in early May, and also marked the first full quarter of availability for the iPad 2. Apple also quietly introduced new Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme base stations near the close of the quarter. Most of the rest of the company's Mac product lines have been awaiting the release of OS X Lion before seeing updates, while the iPhone did not see its traditional June introduction within the quarter.

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For the quarter, analysts are predicting net earnings of $5.73 per share on revenue of $24.75 billion, above Apple's guidance of $5.03 profit per share on $23 billion of revenue. Apple's year-ago results for the third fiscal quarter of 2010 included net earnings of $3.51 per share on revenue of $15.7 billion.

Article Link: Apple Set to Release Q3 2011 Financial Results on July 19th
 

AndyK

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It's going to be an interesting read!

I'm curious though if they are going to release Lion before or after the announcement though. Many believe (including myself) it would be good "for the numbers" to do it prior to the 19th.
 

Nobita

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It's going to be an interesting read!

I'm curious though if they are going to release Lion before or after the announcement though. Many believe (including myself) it would be good "for the numbers" to do it prior to the 19th.

If Larry Page was the CEO, then he'll probably casually say during the call "We're uploading Lion as we speak".
 

bawbag

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It's going to be an interesting read!

I'm curious though if they are going to release Lion before or after the announcement though. Many believe (including myself) it would be good "for the numbers" to do it prior to the 19th.

I thought Q3 ended June 30, so it wouldn't make any difference to the numbers. Is that right?
 

Small White Car

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I'm curious though if they are going to release Lion before or after the announcement though. Many believe (including myself) it would be good "for the numbers" to do it prior to the 19th.

Maybe if Apple were some other company.

Everything I've seen leads me to believe that Apple's execs don't care about little bumps or weird manipulations in stock price like that. They believe that everything will work itself out in the end and aren't interested in those kinds of things.

I thought Q3 ended June 30, so it wouldn't make any difference to the numbers. Is that right?

He's not talking about sales, he's talking about people's excitement over Lion driving the stock up. And that's what I was talking about too...yeah, they may put something on sale at a particular time to get it in the quarter. But I don't think they care too much about pushing the price up on excitement alone. They know Lion will sell in the next quarter and that's what they care about. A $2 bump on 'excitement' doesn't last and doesn't mean anything and I think Apple agrees with that line of thinking.
 

TraceyS/FL

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It's going to be an interesting read!

I'm curious though if they are going to release Lion before or after the announcement though. Many believe (including myself) it would be good "for the numbers" to do it prior to the 19th.

I thought i had read once that they never released new stuff so close (prior) to earning results as to not be accused of trying to mess with the numbers? Which is why next weeks release date would make more sense.

Anyway, me, I'm just wishing I'd had cash to invest "back then" :eek:
 

ArtOfWarfare

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I thought Q3 ended June 30, so it wouldn't make any difference to the numbers. Is that right?

They could still just throw out a number like "X million downloaded Lion within 24 hours of release", just to give an idea of how strong a start they have in the next quarter.
 

zedsdead

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It's going to be an interesting read!

I'm curious though if they are going to release Lion before or after the announcement though. Many believe (including myself) it would be good "for the numbers" to do it prior to the 19th.

Once Apple announces the date of their earnings call, they DO NOT RELEASE NEW PRODUCTS until after the call. Not sure why everyone doesn't get this yet. It was obvious that there were not going to be any updates this week because of this.
 

Crzyrio

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My Guess is Lion on Thursday! <---Front Page This

EDIT : My Inside Sources(my gut) Tells me, Apple plans to release New Hardware and Lion next week Thu after the Q3 Report on the Tuesday

There more formal^
 

drewisanapple

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My Guess is Lion on Thursday! <---Front Page This

EDIT : My Inside Sources(my gut) Tells me, Apple plans to release New Hardware and Lion next week Thu after the Q3 Report on the Tuesday

There more formal^

Likelyhood is Tuesday after the call, a way to end it. Tuesday is also known as the Update day to Apple, iTunes and App Stores.

For Lions release. Hardware Thursday.
 

shompa

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Apple should make a television with built in Apple TV capabilities.

they will.
Look at the great patents Apple have taken for their LCD AppleTV.

This will revolutionize television.

My dream is a retina display TV. Apple can pull this off since they can provide 4K content true iTunes.
 

Crzyrio

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Likelyhood is Tuesday after the call, a way to end it. Tuesday is also known as the Update day to Apple, iTunes and App Stores.

For Lions release. Hardware Thursday.


I thought about that but they are going to release the reports after 4:30.

Apple has been known to release things early morning. But yeah that would be awesome if they did on Tuesday at the end of the call
 

shompa

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Steve Jobs health is the most important thing for Apple.

He could announce his resignation and the stock would drop 20%.

Or they could announce a successor in Jonathan Ive and the stock would jump 10%.
 

cvaldes

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I thought Q3 ended June 30, so it wouldn't make any difference to the numbers. Is that right?
Apple's fiscal quarters end on the last Saturday of the month, exactly thirteen weeks except for the odd quarter that has an extra week for the accumulated extra days).

The last day of Q3 FY2011 for Apple was Saturday 25 June 2011.

Anything that happened after that date wouldn't affect Q3 financials.
 

drewisanapple

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I thought about that but they are going to release the reports after 4:30.

Apple has been known to release things early morning. But yeah that would be awesome if they did on Tuesday at the end of the call

They could release it that morning, because it'd be off limits for the call (meaning they wouldn't have to address the early adopters and the performance of the store ....).
Or in the call, they could give us a solid release date.

At this point, who knows.
 

the8thark

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Steve Jobs health is the most important thing for Apple.

He could announce his resignation and the stock would drop 20%.

Or they could announce a successor in Jonathan Ive and the stock would jump 10%.
Probably not. I agree with the resignation of Jobs would crash the stock. But I think Ive as CEO would not raise the stock either. Most people see him as not the best candidate as next CEO.

I don't either. For me the best next candidate as CEO is Scott Forstall.
 

lazyrighteye

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Well there we have it.
Financials the 19th.
Lion & MBAs the 26th.
 

cvaldes

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Probably not. I agree with the resignation of Jobs would crash the stock. But I think Ive as CEO would not raise the stock either. Most people see him as not the best candidate as next CEO.

I don't either. For me the best next candidate as CEO is Scott Forstall.
Nah, the leading candidate to replace Steve Jobs as CEO is the guy who has been acting CEO twice: Tim Cook.

Steve: "I'm going away for a while. I think Tim can run the show."
Board of Directors: "Sounds good."
 
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