With the recent correction in AAPL stock price, I thought it would be worthwhile to analyze projected Q1 2013 by way of modeling the company's projected, analyst estimated, and actual results from Q1 2012.
Apple (AAPL) reports earnings for Q1 2013 on January 23, 2013 . At this time, there is still ample opportunity to exploit potential pre-release stock price movements as well as position our portfolios adequately for the actual Q1 2013 earnings release.
CEO Tim Cook stated that this holiday season quarter boasts "the best iPhone, iPad, Mac, and iPod products ever, and we remain very confident in our new product pipeline."  Keep in mind that Q1 2012 was 14 weeks, while Q1 2013 will be only 13 weeks. That means, effectively, that A