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Apple earnings preview: Look for surprisingly strong iPhone sales
Apple earnings preview: Look for surprisingly strong iPhone sales

Every year Apple suffers a slump in iPhone sales from April through June as customers await a new device -- but this year could be different. A key thing analysts will be watching when Apple announces its third-quarter earnings Tuesday afternoon will be whether sales are strong despite the expected release of the iPhone 6 in September. The tech giant may have found a way to avert its annual dip in iPhone sales by cutting deals with new carrier partners. In April, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company told investors to expect revenue of $36 billion to $38 billion for the third quarter, but the consensus among analysts polled by Fortune magazine is that Apple's revenue could be as...

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