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Apple Selling More Macs, iPhones; Fewer iPods

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 4 comments

No matter what it sells, Apple rakes it in.

In the days leading up to Apple's special event, the company released its most recent quarterly results, which it was proud to boast as being the all-time highest in revenue and profit.

Apple posted revenue of $15.68 billion and a net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $11.88 billion and net quarterly profit of $2.26 billion, or $2.50 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.9 percent, up from 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 58 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

Apple sold 3.36 million Macintosh computers during the quarter, representing a 33 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter; sold 8.7 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 100 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter; and sold 21 million iPods during the quarter, representing an eight percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.

"If you annualize our quarterly revenue, it’s surprising that Apple is now a $50+ billion company," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. "The new products we are planning to release this year are very strong, starting this week with a major new product that we’re really excited about."

Stay tuned for coverage of Apple's reveal of a new product at tomorrow's event.

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    donovands , 27 January 2010 22:33
    I'm confused as to who is buying all those iMacs. Someone explain to me how they're a good deal. It's an All-in-one which means when I need a new computer, I have to buy the monitor too. It's expensive as all heck with only half decent specs. Is it just because they're pretty? I can see the Macbooks and iPhones selling but iMacs? Someone please explain what it is I'm missing.
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    Anonymous , 28 January 2010 02:47
    you dont buy macs for the software you buy them for the reliability

    it wouldnt suprise me if a lot of them had a windows os on them
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    Anonymous , 28 January 2010 16:39
    Aesthetically they make sense if you want a desktop, there is nothing else close. Essentially wireless so reduces clutter. 21.5 inch Full HD screen with IPS. I mean good luck coming up with a screen as good for much less than £400 coupled with a boring box from Dell or HP. Then consider how many of the CPU cycles in your bland box are going to be spent running regular antivirus checks. I dunno, it's just less hassle with a Mac.
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    donovands , 13 March 2010 00:09
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    Aesthetically they make sense if you want a desktop, there is nothing else close. Essentially wireless so reduces clutter. 21.5 inch Full HD screen with IPS. I mean good luck coming up with a screen as good for much less than £400 coupled with a boring box from Dell or HP. Then consider how many of the CPU cycles in your bland box are going to be spent running regular antivirus checks. I dunno, it's just less hassle with a Mac.



    I can see the pretty aspect, but that just covers reception areas and other places where form trumps function and cost. Even with a £400 monitor I can still get a rig with much better specs than an equivalent screensized iMac. Besides, do you really need an IPS monitor if you're not into graphic design? Plus, when upgrade time comes what do I do? Buy a new iMac? I'd like to use my super-expensive montior plz. And not as a small TV. I haven't used an antivirus in almost two years now with no problems.