Apple's Quarter: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Apple's Quarter: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Apple reported earnings last Tuesday night, and investors were generally pretty pleased with results. The stock spent most of the next trading day up more than 5% and has gained 3.8% in the past week. Yet while the result had some positives, such as iPhone unit growth well above analyst expectations, there were also some areas that were a mixed bag.

In the following video, Fool analysts Evan Niu and Eric Bleeker look at the good, the bad, and the ugly in Apple's earnings. Beyond better-than-expected iPhone sales, the storyline was really how the company continues outperforming in America. In this quarter's report, the addition of T-Mobile provided some new tailwinds to growth. As far as the "bad" and "ugly," the two look at Apple's first year-over-year decline in tablets and weakness in Greater China and what might be causing results in those areas that were worse than expected.

To see Evan's and Eric's full thoughts, watch the video.

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