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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner and industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics around the investing world.

Apple recently announced its first full quarter since the passing of Steve Jobs, and it was an absolute monster -- so good that one runs out of superlatives just trying to describe it. Especially with so many questions surrounding the company -- its less-than-desirable performance last quarter, the lack of its iPhone 4s in key emerging markets, and Steve Jobs' obvious absence -- the company delivered on a scale few expected. Andrew breaks down the specifics of the quarter and talks about what investors should expect.

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At the time this article was published Andrew Tonner has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Brendan Byrnes owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Amazon.com and Google.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendApple, Amazon.com and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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