Apple crushes quarterly earning expectations

Customers wait to buy the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Italy. (EPA)

THE SWITCH | The company has sold 39.3 million iPhones in the past three months and reported earnings of $1.42 per share on $42.1 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter.

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Apple crushes quarterly earning expectations

Apple crushes quarterly earning expectations

THE SWITCH | The company has sold 39.3 million iPhones in the past three months and reported earnings of $1.42 per share on $42.1 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter.

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