Apple will announce its second quarter financial results during a conference call tomorrow.

The event takes place on Wednesday, 25 April at 2pm (PDT, 10pm, UK time). The conference call will be made available as a continuous rebroadcast in QuickTime format until 2 May.

Apple seems likely to deliver positive results in the quarter, with analysts at Gartner recently noting the company's Mac shipments increased 30 per cent in the first quarter of 2007, in comparison with those of the year ago quarter.

Apple chief financial officer, Peter Oppenheimer, offered a conservative range of targets for the current business period: “Looking ahead to the second fiscal quarter of 2007, we expect revenue of $4.8 to $4.9 billion," he said.

Analysts consensus now appears to favour the notion that Apple will exceed its stated targets in the current quarter.

However, the business success is unlikely to match that Apple enjoyed in its first quarter, which includes the busy Christmas shopping season.

Apple shipped 1,606,000 Macs and 21,066,000 iPods during the quarter, representing 28 per cent growth in Macs and 50 per cent growth in iPods over the year-ago quarter.