Apple stares down its first ever iPhone sales slump (The 3:59, Ep. 33)

The device maker's quarterly results are coming Tuesday, and they don't look pretty.

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Apple likely sold 51 million iPhones in three months, and that's a bad thing. As part of its latest earnings report Tuesday, the device maker expects to post its first-ever decline in iPhone sales since first introducing the blockbuster smartphone in 2007. With that one device accounting for more than two-thirds of its sales, any decline in demand is a big problem for Apple.

Also on today's podcast, we touch on Uber's new tipping plans and a solar-powered plane's trip around the world.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng (currently on parental leave), Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

Apple stares down its first ever iPhone sales slump (The 3:59, Ep. 33)

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