MacWorld: "In the midst of a gloomy outlook for the overall economy, Apple will announce its fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday. The announcement, which will cover Apple's performance for the three-month period ended Sept. 30 and close the books on the company's 2008 fiscal year, will not only offer a view of how Apple fared the last three months-it could also provide a glimpse of how the company is positioned to weather an increasingly turbulent economy.
Apple releases its earnings after the stock market closes Tuesday afternoon. A 2 p.m. PT conference call will follow in which Apple executives-typically chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer and chief operating officer Tim Cook-field questions from Wall Street analysts. Macworld.com will have live coverage of the quarterly analysts call along with reports on Apple's fourth-quarter performance on Tuesday afternoon."