Agree with you on the split. Google and Apple have taken the shine out of splits. It is more fun to buy more shares when the price is lower but in the end splits are the equivalent of getting change for a dollar bill. I bought this to pay for my sons college and it has really delivered for us. Bought in the teens, 20's and a little in the 30's. Hard to sell.
Here is the forecast from Apple for the latest quarter:
revenue between $34 billion and $37 billion
gross margin between 36 percent and 37 percent
operating expenses between $3.9 billion and $3.95 billion
other income/(expense) of $200 million
tax rate of 26.5%