Apple has just released its quarterly results and they are pretty impressive. With revenue of $15.7 billion and net profits of $3.25 billion coming from the millions of Macs, iPhones, iPods and iPads it sold.
The quarter’s revenue was up from $9.7 billion in the same quarter of 2009, so that’s an increase of about $6 billion dollars – astounding. Apple also provided sales number of some of their products during the quarter:
- 3.47 million Macs sold, a quarterly record, and 33% increase year-on-year
- 8.4 million iPhones, 61% increase year-on-year
- 9.41 million iPods, a more modest 8% increase year-on-year
- 3.27 million iPads – which it started selling during the quarter (imagine how many they can sell in an entire quarter when they can produce enough to keep up)
Understandably, Steve Jobs’ quote in the press release was pretty joyful:
“It was a phenomenal quarter that exceeded our expectations all around, including the most successful product launch in Apple’s history with iPhone 4. 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.”
Apple is predicting $18 billion in revenue in its next quarter and will hold a press conference in a few minutes to discuss the earnings.