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Apple Reveals Q3 Revenue; Still Swimming in $$$

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 6 comments

Apple yesterday posted quarterly financial results for its fiscal third quarter ending June 26. The Cupertino-based company posted record revenue of $15.7 billion and a net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion or $3.51 per diluted share.

Apple has had two major product launches this year and the dough is rolling in. Cementing the company's claims that the iPad has been nothing short of a 'magical' money making machine is the revelation that the company sold nearly as many iPads as Macs. Apple shifted 3.47 million Macs during the quarter (a 33 percent unit increase compared to the same period last year) and managed to sell 3.27 million iPads in the first few months of launch.

Macs and iPads aside, Steve and the gang sold 8.4 million iPhones, (up 61 percent compared to the same period last year), and experienced a slight dip in iPod sales. The company sold 9.41 million iPods during the quarter, representing an eight percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said the company is "really pleased" to have generated over $4 billon in cash during the quarter and added that they expect Q4 to be even better with revenue of about $18 billion and diluted earnings per share of about $3.44.

As you can imagine, Steve Jobs is also extremely happy with the last few months, He took the opportunity to talk up the iPhone 4, and hinted that he has more "amazing new products" up his sleeve for launch this year.

"It was a phenomenal quarter that exceeded our expectations all around, including the most successful product launch in Apple’s history with iPhone 4," Job said in a statement. "iPad is off to a terrific start, more people are buying Macs than ever before, and we have amazing new products still to come this year."

During a Q&A yesterday afternoon, Apple revealed it will be setting aside $175 million in revenue to cover the free iPhone 4 cases it's giving out to alleviate antenna issues some users are having.

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    kohvitass , 22 July 2010 14:32
    maybe some money will go to those suicidal workers at foxconn?....probably not...
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    mi1ez , 22 July 2010 15:24
    Jobs: "Remind me again why I need 2 webcams?"
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    Clintonio , 22 July 2010 19:16
    Looks like the bandwagon is rolling at full speed still.
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    shanky887614 , 23 July 2010 01:06
    well, there must be a lot of idiots in the world

    but then again if you make 100-200% profit margin on everything sold you wouldnt really care about the customer
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    silver565 , 23 July 2010 05:01
    Then again.. if your customers were so stupid that they would buy anything you make then you wouldn't really care would you?
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