Apple has a tough job come earnings season. For the past few years it has consistently been one of the world’s most valuable and profitable companies, recently setting the record for the largest quarterly profit in history. The downside of that success, if you’re the glass half empty type, is that investors are prone to knock down its share price when it fails to deliver stellar results that continue that upward momentum. That explains today: while Apple reported strong earnings, it was a touch below expectations on devices sold, driving the stock down slightly in after hours trading.

The company made $51.5 billion in revenue and $11.1 billion in profit, or $1.96 per share. That beat with analysts’ predictions of $51.12 in revenue and…

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