Apple Posts Earnings Ahead Of Mysterious Unveiling Holiday sales led Apple to its most profitable quarter ever. The new earnings statement was issued in advance of Apple's big announcement expected on Wednesday, and is rumored to be a tablet computer. While tablet computers are a small fraction of computer sales, many companies are selling or plan to sell tablets in the near future.
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Apple Posts Earnings Ahead Of Mysterious Unveiling

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Apple Posts Earnings Ahead Of Mysterious Unveiling

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Holiday sales led Apple to its most profitable quarter ever. The new earnings statement was issued in advance of Apple's big announcement expected on Wednesday, and is rumored to be a tablet computer. While tablet computers are a small fraction of computer sales, many companies are selling or plan to sell tablets in the near future.

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NPR's Laura Sydell has more.

LAURA SYDELL: Apple sold more than $8.7 million iPhones last quarter. But Wall Street was hoping for more than $9 million. Many analysts believe that their predictions might've been a little bit overly enthusiastic about iPhones. But Apple did beat some Wall Street sales predictions.

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SYDELL: Laura Sydell, NPR News, San Francisco.

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