Wednesday, May 2, 2018: AAPL Surges on Earnings, NASDAQ Up 8.75, DOW Down 48.08

Worries Cease As Apple Earning’s Stellar

Let’s face it. We must’ve all been worrying about Apple’s earnings results. As a long time investor, I know I was!

One factor being the iPhone X’s success despite it’s 1K price tag! For some odd reason, Apple is held to a higher standard of success, and Wall Street typically expects a lot out of Apple. No matter how successful Apple is, the company is always scrutinized simply because Apple isn’t Microsoft (or Windows).

See also: Apple Earnings: The iPhone X Is Doing Just Fine

But once again, Apple pulled through and posted stellar earnings, revenue and sales.

See the quick stats below…

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Apple’s Earnings In A Nutshell

Total iPhone sales rose 3% and Apple sold a bunch of iPhone X’s.

52.2 million iPhones sold in the first quarter of 2018.

Revenue was $61 billion for the quarter, up 16% from the previous year.

Revenue growth in Apple’s various services also grew, like Apple’s streaming music service and iCloud services.

According to CEO Tim Cook, the iPhone X is the company’s biggest selling iPhone right now, so all the worries of a super expensive smartphone are all but gone.

Apple stock is surging this morning!

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