Like clockwork, three months later we’re back here with more quarterly financial results from Apple. (Every three months is a quarter. This is how calendars work. Pay attention.)

The numbers continue to be so big that they’re hard to understand–$11.1 billion in profit, and $51.5 billion in revenue. But beyond the numbers, this is the day where Apple has to disclose a bit more about itself than it does on any other day, outside of a product-launch event. Between the numbers it releases and the discussion on its hour-long call with financial analysts, there are usually some interesting tidbits that indicate where Apple’s going and what its management team is thinking. So here’s my list of the most interesting things to come out of Tuesday’s quarterly results.

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