Today in Apple history: iPod drives profits to new heights

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The iPod was kind of a big deal in 2005.
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Jan12January 12, 2005: Apple reports record earnings for the preceding three months — with holiday sales of the iPod and demand for the latest iBook giving Apple a four-fold increase in profits.

Apple brags that it has sold a total of 10 million iPods, and that the massive popularity of its portable music player has driven Apple to the highest earnings in its history.

iPhone X launch sales will be revealed in Apple’s Q1 earnings call

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Apple's next earnings call will tell us a whole lot about the way 2018 will play out.
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Apple’s first quarterly earnings call of 2018 will take place on Thursday, February 1, the company has revealed.

Apple will host a conference call to discuss its first fiscal quarter results for the year. This will happen at 2:00 p.m. PT or 5:00 p.m. ET, and is available to listen to online.

iPhone 8 sales mystery ends Nov. 2

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This will be the first earnings report with iPhone 8 sales figures.
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Apple shareholders waiting to find out what iPhone 8 sales will mean for the company’s bottom line will have to wait one more month before getting the news.

On its investor portal this afternoon, Apple revealed that its Q4 2017 earnings report will come out November 2.

What to expect from Apple’s Q3 2017 earnings

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Apple is raking in the cash.
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Samsung likely to smash previous records with Q2 profits

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...and Apple may have helped.
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Samsung’s Q2 operating profit rose 72 percent from this time last year, setting a new record for the South Korean tech giant in the process.

Operating profit likely sits around the 14 trillion won ($12.1 billion) mark, according to the company. Revenue meanwhile increased 18 percent from a year earlier to 60 trillion won — beating analyst forecasts in the process.

Apple’s Q3 2017 earnings call to be held on August 1

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Apple earnings are on the way.
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Investors will get their next glimpse into how well iPhone sells are doing on August 1 when Apple reveals its Q3 earnings for 2017.

Apple updated its investor relations page today confirming the time and date of its next earnings call, which will include early sales of the new iPad Pro and MacBook Pros unveiled at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference at the beginning of June.

Warren Buffett stays high on Apple despite iPhone slump

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The Oracle of Omaha is still in love with AAPL.
The Oracle of Omaha is still in love with AAPL.
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Apple’s big pause in iPhone sales leading up to this year’s new models isn’t worrying one of the company’s biggest investors.

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett says he loves what Apple is doing with its buyback program for investors and even though sales are slow, the stock is still a great buy.

Liveblog: Just how good (or bad) was Apple’s Q2?

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Apple's money-making machine is on a new level.
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