Apple post record first fiscal quarter results

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Thumbnail image for Apple-logo.jpgWill there ever come a time when Apple do not post record sales figures? The Cupertino company have just revealed their results from the fiscal 2012 first quarter (the 14 weeks leading up to December 31st), revealing stupendous sales of iPhones, iPads and iMacs.

Sales from these areas amounted to a record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion, with a net profit of $13.06 billion. Compare this with the same period last year (with revenue of $26.74 billion and a net quarterly profit of $6 billion) and the takings have more than doubled. That net profit is more than all of Google’s revenue across the same period.

It’s all mostly thanks to the iPhone 4S, which, thanks to a late release which saw it pushed into October 2011 from its expected June window, helped push the record quarter. Including older models, Apple are thought to have sold some 37.04 million iPhones in the quarter, a 128% increase over the same quarter a year ago.

iPad and Mac sales were up to shifting 15.43 million and 5.2 million units respectively. That’s an 111% growth in iPad sales over the same quarter and a 26% growth in Mac sales too.

The only product now in sharp decline is the iPod, which despite selling a giant 15.4 million units, saw a 21% year-on-year slide.

“We’re thrilled with our outstanding results and record-breaking sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs,” said CEO Tim Cook.

“Apple’s momentum is incredibly strong, and we have some amazing new products in the pipeline.”

Gerald Lynch
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