Apple to reveal fiscal Q2 2015 earnings on April 27

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Apple today announced that the results of its second fiscal quarter will be discussed in a conference call scheduled for Monday, April 27 at 2 P.M. Pacific time, or 5 P.M. Eastern.

As usual, the public will be able to follow along through a livestream from Apple's Investor News website. The call should be hosted by Apple executives, who will answer questions from invited analysts once the results are declared.

Figures will likely be less dramatic than those of the previous two quarters, which encompassed not only the holiday season but the launch of Apple Pay, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. During Apple's first fiscal quarter ending in December, Apple took in $74.6 billion in revenue driven largely by iPhone sales, which hit 74.5 million units.

If trends continue, sales could be down sequentially, but up year-over-year. One question mark, however, is the iPad, which has seen a gradual decline in sales over recent quarters. This is typically blamed on multiple factors: the release of larger iPhones, feature stagnation, slower upgrade cycles, and/or more competition from rival devices — if primarily outside the US market.

In its guidance for the second quarter, Apple called for revenue between $52 billion and $55 billion, and a gross margin between 38.5 and 39.5 percent. The company is also expected to make another dividend payout.