Apple is to Webcast its third-quarter 2004 financial results.

The broadcast will begin at 10pm BST (5pm ET) on Wednesday July 14.

Analysts at investment bank First Albany expect Apple to announce disappointing 3Q FY04 earnings. It is predicting that the results will fall short of the high consensus expectations, adding: "Apple is likely to have witnessed sluggish business trends in its core CPUs and iPod segments in the June quarter this year."

Market analysts say Apple's failure to deliver new iMacs and an enhanced iPod at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) has harmed its share price.

A day after Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote Apple's share price dropped 76 cents to $31.73.