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7 highlights of Tim Cook’s Q3 2017 financial call with analysts

Every 90 days there’s a new Apple financial quarter, a new raft of federally-mandated financial disclosures, and another hour-long conference call that lets us hear Apple CEO Tim Cook (and CFO Luca Maestri) take questions from inquisitive Wall Street analysts.

On Tuesday, Apple announced its quarterly earnings and followed it up with that exciting phone call. (If you’d like to read a complete transcript, I made one.) Here are seven highlights that I gleaned from Apple’s quarterly exercise in extremely limited disclosure.

1. COOK DIDN’T DEFEND THE iPAD

For the first time in a while, Tim Cook didn’t have to express publicly his belief that

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