Keep an Eye on iPhone 8 Hints, Macs and Services as Apple Reports Earnings

Just 38% of Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) calendar 2016 iPhone revenue was recorded during its June and September quarters. And between expectations of an iPhone 8 "super-cycle" and reports that Apple's next-gen flagship phone is seeing production delays that could lead initial shipments to be pushed back to October, there's a good chance the percentage will be lower still this year.

Thus while the iPhone remains by far Apple's largest business even this time of the year, it's a period when near-term iPhone sales matter less to markets than expectations for how upcoming models will be received. And during which other Apple revenue streams -- especially its Mac and Services businesses, each of which saw double-digit growth last quarter -- play a bigger role in determining whether the company beats near-term expectations....806 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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