The analysts' estimates range from 3.8 million to 5.2 million. Average: 4.6 million.
FORTUNE -- It was once Apple's (AAPL) No. 1 source of revenue, but today, 30 years after its launch, the Mac is now almost an afterthought -- No. 3 in terms of revenue, behind the iPhone and iPad and ahead (for now) of iTunes.
The Mac did manage to generated $21.5 billion in fiscal 2013 -- roughly one eighth MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 23, 2014 8:21 PM ET
The analysts' estimates range from 21 million to 28 million. Average: 25 million.
FORTUNE -- Four years after Steve Jobs introduced it, the iPad is Apple's (AAPL) second biggest cash cow.
If the iPhone generates a bit more than $5 of every $10 Apple collects, the iPad brings in nearly $2. And for both products, the holiday quarter -- the one that Apple reports next Monday -- is the big one.
iPad sales MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 22, 2014 7:29 AM ET
The analysts' estimates range from 50 million to nearly 60 million. Average: 55.3 million.
FORTUNE -- There's a lot chatter in the tech press right now about iPhone sales to China Mobile (CHL), Apple's (AAPL) newest and biggest partner.
But when the company reports its earnings a week from Monday, the iPhone result traders will be keyed in on is how many units Apple sold in the quarter before the China Mobile deal.
With a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 19, 2014 6:32 PM ET
For the first time since April 2012, the bloggers clobbered the pros.
FORTUNE -- In the Apple (AAPL) Earnings Smackdowns we've been running every quarter for the past five years, the amateurs who follow the company tend to do better than Wall Street's professionals in quarters where Apple beats expectations.
And on Monday, with Apple reporting revenues, earnings and unit sales that were all better than the Street's consensus, the indies did it MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 29, 2013 8:16 AM ET
Wall Street is looking for proof that Apple knows what it's doing.
FORTUNE -- Analysts are not looking for any big surprises this afternoon when Apple (AAPL) reports its earnings for the last fiscal quarter of 2013.
Sales are expected to be up slightly from last year and earnings down once again -- the first time in a decade income has fallen three quarters in a row. (See Final estimates for Apple's Q4 2013.)
Guidance MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 28, 2013 8:42 AM ET
On Monday, Apple will release its fiscal Q4 results. Some analysts have already moved on.
FORTUNE -- Bullish Cross' Andy Zaky, whose rise and spectacular fall as an Apple (AAPL) hedge fund manager is the stuff of investor legend, no longer cares what the company says on Monday about last quarter's sales and earnings.
And that's quite a change.
It was Zaky who first started pitting amateur Apple analysts against Wall Street's professionals MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 27, 2013 10:37 AM ET
The forecasts of 48 Apple analysts -- 27 Wall Street professionals and 21 independents
FORTUNE - The results of Fortune's quarterly survey of Apple (AAPL) analysts are in, and the results are mixed -- in more ways than one.
The consensus among the 48 analysts we've heard from -- 27 pros and 21 amateurs -- is that revenues were up (about 3%) in fiscal Q4 and earnings down (about 6%) year over year.
The spread between MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 27, 2013 6:00 AM ET
The analysts' estimates range from 3.6 million to 5 million. Average: 4.26 million.
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) Mac sales haven't been hurt as much as Windows PC's have by the rise of tablets and smartphones. But Mac shipments peaked in late 2011, and the best Apple can probably hope for now is that they hold up better than everybody else's.
The analysts we polled in advance of Monday's fiscal fourth quarter earning report MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 26, 2013 10:31 AM ET
The analysts' estimates range from 29 million to 38 million. Average: 33.4 million.
FORTUNE -- This is the number that matters.
The iPhone not only brings in the lion's share of Apple's (AAPL) revenue (51.4% in Q3), but it is rapidly replacing the Mac as the hub around which the rest of Apple's product line revolves.
Apple surprised Wall Street in the June quarter. The Street was expecting less than 5% unit sales MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 25, 2013 10:38 AM ET
Forget, for a few minutes, the new iPads Apple is set to unveil on Tuesday.
FORTUNE -- It's strange to be talking about last year's iPads a couple days before Apple (AAPL) shows off this year's models.
But how the old iPads held up a year after their release -- and in the face of growing competition -- will tell investors a lot about the lasting power of the new ones.
Last year's iPads MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 20, 2013 2:14 PM ET
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