This Week's Sponsor:

Listen Later

Listen to Articles as Podcasts

Apple Announces Q4 2013 Conference Call for October 28

Apple’s fourth quarter earnings report and conference call will take place on October 28th, 2013, according to an Investor Relations update on Apple’s website. At the time of the event, Apple will broadcast the call online.

Apple plans to conduct a conference call to discuss financial results of its fourth fiscal quarter on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET.

For the third quarter, ending on June 29th, Apple earned $35.3 billion in revenue, resulting in a net profit of $6.9 billion. Earnings for the 3rd quarter were $7.47 per diluted share. For the fourth fiscal quarter, Apple predicts earning between $34 billion and $37 billion in revenue (which Apple later clarified would be towards the high end following opening sales of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s). Last year, Apple earned $36 billion in revenue, pocketing $6.9 billion in profit, at $8.67 per diluted share.

This year, Apple launched two new iPhones: the colorful iPhone 5c, and the flagship iPhone 5s. During the opening weekend, Apple sold over 9 million new iPhones, compared to iPhone 5 in 2012 which sold over 5 million during its opening weekend. Launch countries included: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, and the US. In their press release, Apple stated that demand for the iPhone 5s exceeded initial supply and that many online orders would be shipped in coming weeks.

In addition to new iPhones, Apple introduced iOS 7, a complete rethinking of Apple’s mobile operating system. Through a simple software update, millions of customers had their iOS devices updated with brand new features such as Control Center, an all-in-one hub for managing common settings and playback controls, visual multitasking, and automatic updates that ensure apps are always current and up-to-date. You can read our thoughts on iOS 7 here.

Apple also added iTunes Radio to their content ecosystem, which features: first plays of upcoming albums, collaborations with artists, customized radio stations based on songs, and an ad-free listen for iTunes Match subscribers. iTunes Radio helps listeners discover a variety of new music based on their musical interests, favorite artists, and listening habits.

While Apple has not made any announcements, the company is expected to reveal new iPads and iPad minis later this month, launching the products in Q1 for 2014 to kick off the new fiscal year. If and how the company will update the iPod lineup remains to be seen, but my guess is that things will stay the same this year, since the iPod lineup received a Space Gray color option shortly after the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were announced. As for Mac updates, I could see Apple revealing a launch date for its Mac Pro at the iPad event, but I expect silent spec bumps for everything else.

We will provide live updates from the conference call on our site’s homepage on October 28th starting at 2 PM PT.

Unlock More with Club MacStories

Founded in 2015, Club MacStories has delivered exclusive content every week for over six years.

In that time, members have enjoyed nearly 400 weekly and monthly newsletters packed with more of your favorite MacStories writing as well as Club-only podcasts, eBooks, discounts on apps, icons, and services. Join today, and you’ll get everything new that we publish every week, plus access to our entire archive of back issues and downloadable perks.

The Club expanded in 2021 with Club MacStories+ and Club Premier. Club MacStories+ members enjoy even more exclusive stories, a vibrant Discord community, a rotating roster of app discounts, and more. And, with Club Premier, you get everything we offer at every Club level plus an extended, ad-free version of our podcast AppStories that is delivered early each week in high-bitrate audio.

Choose the Club plan that’s right for you:

  • Club MacStories: Weekly and monthly newsletters via email and the web that are brimming with app collections, tips, automation workflows, longform writing, a Club-only podcast, periodic giveaways, and more;
  • Club MacStories+: Everything that Club MacStories offers, plus exclusive content like Federico’s Automation Academy and John’s Macintosh Desktop Experience, a powerful web app for searching and exploring over 6 years of content and creating custom RSS feeds of Club content, an active Discord community, and a rotating collection of discounts, and more;
  • Club Premier: Everything in from our other plans and AppStories+, an extended version of our flagship podcast that’s delivered early, ad-free, and in high-bitrate audio.