3 Things to Watch for in Apple's Earnings Release

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst Joe Tenebruso and analyst Paul Chi discuss topics across the investing world.

In addition to looking at iPhone, iPad, and Mac sales numbers, Joe shares three more key metrics he'll be looking for in Apple's upcoming earnings release. And besides the insights Joe expects to gain into Apple's business, he'll also be looking for clues that could impact his analysis of Baidu and Google.

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At the time this article was published Joe Tenebruso owns shares of Apple, and has the following options: short Jan. 2014 $600 puts on Apple. Paul Chi has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Amazon.com, and Google.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendAmazon.com, Apple, Baidu, and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not 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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