updated 07:50 pm EDT, Tue June 28, 2011
Apple dates fiscal Q3 results and call
Apple on Tuesday dated its fiscal third quarter 2011 results. The company will detail its results on July 19. As is usually the case, a conference call to discuss the results is slated to start at 5PM Eastern with a webcast as an option.
The quarter will be the first full quarter to factor in iPad 2 sales and will represent the same for the Verizon iPhone. Macs will play an important role and will include newer MacBook Pros as well as iMacs. Analysts have been optimistic but sometimes cautious on iPhone performance; for the first time since the iPhone launched, Apple won't have a new model shipping towards the end of the spring.
The season also represents the second spring in as many years where CEO Steve Jobs is on medical leave. In 2011, though, Jobs is retaining his active role where he temporarily ceded it to COO Tim Cook. The management changes aren't expected to have a substantial material impact but are being closely watched by investors.