Apple trails recession worries. Here's why experts believe it may succeed.

Apple lags behind recession concerns. Here are some reasons experts think it may work.

iPhone revenues rose 1.5% from last year to $51.33 billion

linked in part to the sale of high-end iPhone Pro models that were jammed-up over the holiday period.

That gain offset declines in Mac and iPad sales, as well as a 3% decline in revenues from China,

And helped boost earnings for the three months ending in March to $1.52 a share.

A tally that topped Street forecasts by 9 cents.

Group revenues were still down 2.5% from last year at $94.84 billion.