Apple will deliver its summer earnings update on Tuesday afternoon, reporting its June quarter results and September-quarter forecast. Here's a rundown of the most important numbers to look for.
1. iPhone Sales
The iPhone is Apple's most important product line, representing half its revenue over the past year (and likely much more of its profit). So the iPhone's strength or weakness has a big effect on Apple's overall performance.
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