Apple's second quarter – 10,549,000 iPods shipped

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Hasn’t everyone got at least one iPod now? Surely it’s got to be declining market? Oh no – Apple is going along very nicely, according to its published results for the second financial quarter, ending March 31st 2007.

The company posted revenue of $5.26 billion and net quarterly profit of $770 million – significantly up on the equivalent quarter last year. What does that mean in real terms? Well, it equates to 1,517,000 Mac computers shipped, not to mention 10,549,000 iPods – that’s a 36 per cent growth in Macs and 24 per cent growth in iPods since the same quarter in 2006.

“The Mac is clearly gaining market share, with sales growing 36 per cent—more than three times the industry growth rate,” said Steve Jobs. “We’re very excited about the upcoming launch of iPhone in late June, and are also hard at work on some other amazing new products in our pipeline.”

Excited? That’s probably a slight understatement.

Apple website

Dave Walker