Apple records record results for first quarter of 2008

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The world economy might be teetering on the verge of recession, but that’s having little impact on Apple’s figures – with an announced revenue of $9.6 billion and a net quarterly profit of $1.58 billion for its fiscal 2008 first quarter (ending December 29th 2007).

How does that break down? Well, Apple shipped 2,319,000 Macs (44 per cent growth on the year), 22,121,000 iPods during the quarter (5 per cent up on the year) and 2,315,000 iPhones.

“We’re thrilled to report our best quarter ever, with the highest revenue and earnings in Apple’s history,” said Steve Jobs. “We have an incredibly strong new product pipeline for 2008, starting with MacBook Air, Mac Pro and iTunes Movie Rentals in the first two weeks.”

Drinks are on him then.

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