Apple tops revenue and earnings, expecting growth to accelerate despite’softness’

Despite exceeding Wall Street’s sales and profit estimates, Apple’s third-quarter fiscal figure

However, “we expect revenue to grow in September quarter despite seeing some pockets of slowness,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told CNBC’s Steve Kovach.

Apple’s revenue increased by 2% in the third quarter, compared to a 36% year-over-year increase and an increase of nearly 8% in the March quarter.

Chipmakers and other computer suppliers have indicated that demand for smartphones and PCs