CUPERTINO, Calif. ( TheStreet) - Investors have plenty of reasons to love Apple (AAPL - Get Report)in 2012, from fothcoming gadgets, a potential dividend and even a new spirit of 'openness' in Cupertino.
The tech giant, which is on deck to report its fiscal first-quarter results after market close, looks set for a busy year, likely fuelled by a new iPad, iPhone, and possibly an Apple TV launch.
Analysts are looking for Apple to report revenue of $38.9 billion and earnings of $10.10 a share after market close, up from sales $26.74 billion and earnings of $6.43 a share in the prior year's quarter.Check out TheStreet's Live Blog of Apple's earnings, starting at 3.45 ET: Looking beyond Tuesday's earnings, though, here are three reasons why investors could love Apple in 2012.
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