Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2019 earnings report and conference call

Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri

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Following the publication of its second fiscal quarter of 2019 results, encompassing January through March, Apple provided additional detail surrounding the continuing situation in China, as well as more information about the Services business in an earnings conference call.

The numbers: Apple's revenue for the second quarter of the 2019 fiscal year hit $58 billion, down 5% from the year-ago quarter, but on the upper end of Apple's predicted guidance. The quarter saw next to no impact from release of products the week before Apple's "its show time" event, including a refresh of the AirPods, new iMac models, the new iPad Air, and iPad mini 5.

2019 Q2 Quarterly revenue and net profit
2019 Q2 Quarterly revenue and net profit

Participating in Thursday's call were Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri.

Highlights from the earnings report, and the conference call