Apple reported a jump in second-quarter earnings today and announced a hefty new share buyback plan, although sales of iPhone smartphones narrowly missed expectations.
Apple reported a 25.3 per cent rise in earnings to USD 13.8 billion. But iPhone sales for the quarter ending March 31 came in at 52.2 million, a bit below consensus estimates of 53 million. Shares rose 4.1 per cent to USD 176.07 in after-hours trading.
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