Apple Selling More Macs, iPhones; Fewer iPods

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
    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.
  • Anonymous
    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
  • Anonymous
    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.