Analysts: you may only get one shot at asking questions, so I’m
here to help you with the do’s and don’ts of the conference
call. I don’t have all the answers, but I haven’t missed one
of these calls in nearly 14 years, so I have some experience. Our
interests are temporarily aligned here—we all want more
information from Apple, without spooking the executives so they
run away from your questions. Here’s the basic map for the
January 2010 conference call.