Good news for Apple. They posted record revenue of $10.17 billion and record net quarterly profit of $1.61 billion, or $1.78 per diluted share.
For the first time in its history, Apple tallied more than $10 billion revenue, reporting sales of $10.17 billion for the three months ended December 31. Thatâ€™s up 6 percent from the revenue of $9.6 billion Apple recorded during the year-ago quarter. (Macworld)
From Apple’s press release:
Apple sold 2,524,000 Macintosh computers during the quarter, representing nine percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold a record 22,727,000 iPods during the quarter, representing three percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Quarterly iPhone units sold were 4,363,000, representing 88 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter.
â€œEven in these economically challenging times, we are incredibly pleased to report our best quarterly revenue and earnings in Apple history â€” surpassing $10 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time ever,â€ said Steve Jobs, Appleâ€™s CEO.
What’s interesting is “International sales accounted for 46 percent of the quarterâ€™s revenue”, I would like to know what percentage of that is from the Middle East.