Apple posts record revenue and Mac sales
Apple is on fire, with record third quarter revenue of $15.7 billion. How does this translate into actual hardware sales? Here’s a breakdown:
- 3.47 million Macs sold, a new sales record and an increase of 33% year over year
- 8.4 million iPhones sold, 61% growth year over year
- 9.41 million iPods sold, a 8% decline year over year
- 3.27 million iPads sold since launch this year
That’s a lot of hardware. Other interesting facts pertain to the near relentless demand of new products, which has caused iPhone 4 availability to be constrained tightly as demand is still through the roof nearly a month after launch. Apple’s COO Tim Cook had the following to say about iPhone 4:
“Let me be very clear on this: We are selling every unit we can make… Demand for iPhone 4 is absolutely stunning.”
This is stating the obvious for anyone actually trying to buy iPhone 4, stores continue to sell out of the device the moment they’re in stock. It’s not just the iPhone that is dealing with tight supply lines though, the iPad is also struggling to find equilibrium as Apple continues to sell every model it makes. Very impressive.
You can see the full report on Apple’s third quarter results press release.
You forgot to mention that their profits nearly doubled year over year too, growing 77%
Apple is the hottest company around, hands down. Profits and revenues setting new records, sales setting new records, revolutionary hardware, they can’t be beat. Apple sets the trends and the standards, and the entire industry struggles to follow in their dust.
BTW I am still two weeks out on an iPhone 4 order, I talked to a genius at the local store and he said the moment they get in stock they are gone. He wouldn’t reveal specific shipping information, just said that if you want one for sure come in daily or order online – I chose to order online. AT&T store hadn’t seen the devices since launch… go figure.