Apple Earnings LIVE Blog: CEO Tim Cook 'Optimistic' on U.S., China Relations

Apple Inc.  (AAPL) reported its March quarter earnings on Tuesday after the close, and the focus, as usual, was oon iPhone sales and guidance, as one supplier after another issues reports of weak smartphone demand. Analysts polled by FactSet expect quarterly revenue of of $61.24 billion (up 16% annually) and GAAP EPS of $2.69 (up 28%).

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple shares topped analysts tope and bottom line expectations for the quarter, earning $2.73 per share on revenue of $61.1 billion. Apple is a key holding of the Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.

TheStreet's tech reporters, Francesca Fontana and Chris Nolter, will analyze the company's earnings, and investor conference call, which is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. ET. Please share your questions and comments in the window at the top of the blog.  

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