Cupertino giant to disclose earnings for the second fiscal quarter in 2013
Apple has announced its Q2 FY13 Earning Release, setting the conference call on Tuesday, April 23, according to a memo on the company’s Investor Relations page.According to the Q2 FY13 Earning Release announcement, “Apple plans to conduct a conference call to discuss financial results of its second fiscal quarter on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET.”
Interested parties will be able to listen to an audio webcast starting with that hour, and then replay the broadcast at any given time for the following two weeks.
Streaming these calls usually requires iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 4.2, any Mac running OS X 10.5, or any Windows PC running QuickTime 7 or later. The requirements are the same this time around.
During the call, Apple will disclose its overall quarterly financial earnings (including revenue, profits, margins), as well as some highly anticipated sales numbers for the iPhone, iPad, and Macintosh businesses.
Apple has been rumored to have cut a number of orders with Foxconn Electronics, the company’s most prominent supplier located in the Far East, which assembles most iPhones and iPads.
However, the Cupertino giant is also known to have moved Macintosh manufacturing from China over the United States. At least one hot-selling model (the iMac) is now being produced exclusively in the U.S.
On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET, all eyes will be on Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, and Peter Oppenheimer, the company’s chief financial officer.
The duo will either confirm or deny the rumors regarding lower than expected sales of some of the company’s hottest products, such as the iPhone 5.
Tim Cook is also feeling pressure from investors for he is yet to launch a category-defining device, which would prove he is the appropriate successor to Steve Jobs.