Look at the whisper:
- Earnings Whisper ®: $14.00
Consensus Estimate: $13.47
Surprise Expectation 1:
Release Date: [confirmed] 1/23/2013
Expected Time 2: 4:35 PM ET
Conference Call: 5:00 PM ET
Historically, AAPL has low balled their estimates so they alway beat them. Analyst estimates are always higher but they have been notching down the estimates over the past few weeks. Bulls are always going to quote the higher number even though APPL doesn't sanction it. To me the guidance they give for future quarters is going to be more important than whether they make the 13.48 number or not.
Go to Yahoo, and type in AAPL ticker. Then go to menu and click on "ANALYST ESTIMATES".
You'll find the range of guesses there for tommorrow's earnings, which are about to get blown out to the HIGH side.