Apple releases its earnings

After earnings, Apple stock typically increases

Apple AAPL 3.71 percent releases its quarterly earnings

Investors might worry that the stock won't perform as well as it previously has.

The $67.8 billion in iPhone sales that analysts surveyed by FactSet

anticipate for the first quarter would be less than the $71.6 billion 

consumers are delaying their purchase of Apple products for the time being.

On Wednesday, Apple stock ended the day 0 points, or 8%, higher at $145 points.