Apple will announce its second quarter financial results later this month, on 23 April.

The company will make its announcement at 2pm (PDT), and will shortly publish a link from which investors and Apple-watchers will be able to listen to the conference call webcast.

Apple chief financial officer, Peter Oppenheimer earlier this year offered conservative guidance on what to expect from the company this quarter. Traditionally Apple's weakest quarter, Q2 this year also suffered the impact of looming recession on US consumer spending. Apple has announced revenue of about $6.8 billion for an EPS of $0.94.

Apple drove its Q2 sales with a series of initiatives: launching iPhone in new territories, price cuts on the iPod shuffle, the release of Aperture 2.0, new MacBooks, MacBook Pros and the launch of the MacBook Air, the introduction of higher-capacity models of the iPhone and the iPod touch, Apple TV 2 software, new Mac Pro and Xserve configurations, the introduction of Time Machine and the arrival of movie rental services in the US and TV downloads to markets outside of the US.

Analysts have been observing strong Mac and iPhone sales, and note that iPod touch sales are strong and deliver a higher profit per unit sale than other products in that range for the company.

In anticipation of robust performance in the quarter, Apple stock is currently trading at $153.08.