Apple sold 43.7 million iPhones in the past three months -- How many did you buy?

iPhones sales rise from 37.4 million sold during the same period last year; iPad sales down, however, to 16.35 million sold.

On Wednesday, Apple reported fiscal second-quarter earnings for the three-month period ended March 29, revealing iPhone sales were up and iPad sales were down.

For the quarter, Apple sold a whopping 43.7 million iPhones, up from 37.4 million during the same period last year. iPad sales were 16.35 million, down from 19.4 million last year.

Overall, Apple posted $45.6 billion in revenue and a net profit of $10.2 billion for the quarter. This is up from revenue of $43.6 billion and profit of $9.5 billion last year.

"We're very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. "We're eagerly looking forward to introducing more new products and services that only Apple could bring to market."

To put Apple's numbers into context, Activision Blizzard--one of the biggest game publishers around--hauled $4.34 billion in revenue for the entire 2013 year.

Here's some highlights from Apple's latest quarter:

  • iPhone: 43.7 million sold, compared to 37.4 million last year.
  • iPad: 16.35 million sold, compared to 19.4 million last year.
  • Mac: 4.14 million sold, compared to 3.95 million last year.
  • iTunes/Software/Services: $4.57 billion in revenue, up from $4.11 billion last year.
  • Accessories: $1.42 billion in revenue, up from $1.38 billion last year.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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263 comments
dragoonslayer19
dragoonslayer19

A big fat ZERO, can't stand Apple's buggy IOS or insane prices. So many other just as good or better, and cheaper, choices out there. I'm not paying hundreds of dollars more for an Apple product just so I can say I have an Apple product.

Renegade__angel
Renegade__angel

43.7 million? Holy s***. That's Ll I have to say. But it doesn't surprise me. I head out to the mall or downtown and all I see are iPhones. You mY see something else occasionally but no where close to the iPhone numbers. Good job aapple. I never hear complaints from users so you're doing something right.

wezkilla
wezkilla

lol iphones dont sell anywhere else in the world apart from america you dont see them much else where

hystavito
hystavito

To put Apple's numbers into context, here are some numbers from a company of a completely different type :).

Sam_021
Sam_021

5, my whole family upgraded!

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

ok, this needs to be said. Mobile gaming is NOT "real". It has nothing to do with consoles, it has nothing to do with gaming in general. It has NOTHING to do with gameboy, it has nothing to do with ANY handheld console. 


Mobile gaming has it's place, but it is OUTSIDE of the world of what the majority of the world calls "gaming". 


the only reason that this article was made is to do what it did, which was to get people to comment on it and drive traffic, it has no place on this site legitimately

Moonco
Moonco

Stick to gaming news GameSpot

NoahRoalson
NoahRoalson

I'm glad to say I own zero Apple products. I have a Nokia Lumia, Vita and DS for gaming and a Kindle Fire HD for movies and Netflix. After owning several iDevices in the past I'm never going back.

Dieofnv
Dieofnv

Since everyone has an iphone , I got me a nokia 1020 and I actually like it. 

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Mobile gaming is real and disregarding it would be comparable to disregarding the Gameboy and all it's successors.

Consider what you can play on mobile: Dead Space, Deus Ex, Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Final Fantasy, KOTOR, Costume Quest, Batman: Arkham Origins, Joe Danger, Bastion, Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, Lego [insert brand here], Sonic All-Star Racing, XCOM...

This list is does not cover everything and is limited to franchises that are also on PC and console. Take into consideration some mobile exclusives and there is a lot of good content to enjoy as a mobile gamer.

Mobile isn't going to overtake home consoles any time soon. It's meant to augment big screen gaming as well as provide a gaming platform for people who don't traditionally game.

Apple is a games hardware manufacturer. It makes sense for Gamespot to inform us of the sales numbers for the iOS platform similar to how they publish NPD numbers for the traditional consoles.

They should probably do Android numbers but those are more difficult to assess due to the vast number of configurations and manufacturers with varying capabilities, especially for gaming. Though you can argue that sales of iOS devices does not equate to number of people gaming on a mobile device. Making these numbers only point to potential gaming demographic.

To answer the article's question: I've bought 2 iPhones since January. A 5C for a teenager and a 5S for my wife. Considering upgrading to the iPhone 6 this fall for me.

GrendelSP
GrendelSP

I made the mistake of switching from my Android phone to an iphone 5 during my last upgrade. I will not be making that mistake again. Apple is far too restrictive for me.

Amster_G
Amster_G

I've never heard of this game before...

enoslives7
enoslives7

Don't give a shit about Apple. However, I do like to see all the microsofty fanboys/employees whine and cry abdut a superior company.

dark_jedi79
dark_jedi79

Didn't they just make them available in China or something?

mikemc29
mikemc29

I bought mine on black Friday for $100. It's an older model but I don't care. I payed $300 for my previous Andriod phone and I was ready for a new one after a year. $100 did not sound bad so I bought the I phone 4 with no contract.

Jawehawk-DK
Jawehawk-DK

Stop posting shit about fucking Apple products. They aren't related to gaming!

poksmote
poksmote

i like my phones to be able too have expandable memory fuck you apple and your overpriced facebook browsing machines

allyouneedisluv
allyouneedisluv

Never try giving an android cellphone to a pretty girl.

pyro1245
pyro1245

geez we're gonna need a special landfill for Apple products

kryotech
kryotech

@dragoonslayer19  Buggy iOS!!??? I haven't seen any bugs in it. Nor have I heard of any bugs in it. You are either getting exclusive treatment from Apple (by getting buggy iOS just to screw with you) or you are making false claims.

steelmouth
steelmouth

@Sam_021  Apple thanks you, please remember to all upgrade when the iPhone 6 comes out very soon. Thank you

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

This is obviously aimed at my comment. Did it need it's own thread?

You are blind to what mobile gaming means and how smartphones and tablets play into it. I'm not sure what is fueling your hatred towards mobile gaming, but it is misguided and based on false pretenses.

The Gameboy ushered in mobile gaming. Tablets and smartphones are an evolution of that concept and represents a more standardized way of getting more people to game on-the-go.

If you've got a problem with seeing these types of articles on Gamespot, take it to the forums in the site feedback section. Or better yet, don't click and comment on the "bait" or you're just feeding the fish.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

How is the Amazon Kindle Fire HD serving you better than an iPad?

wezkilla
wezkilla

@Dieofnv  everyone has an iphone? lol only in america in europe and asia you dont see them especially in asia 

XIntoTheBlue
XIntoTheBlue

@Hvac0120 I don't game on a mobile phone myself. I don't use a phone regularly enough to justify a fancy smart phone. Anyway, I never liked touch-screen based controls. I always found them clunky to use. To me, that's the difference between a traditional mobile gaming device such as the GameBoy or, more currently, the PS Vita and its generation.I've tried such gaming on an iPod Touch, but I could never quite like it.

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

@Hvac0120  - why? I mean for the teenager and the wife i get it. but why would any man want an iphone? I mean adult male, who can think for himself and make his own decisions about what he likes or wants and doesn't want? 


i'll never understand a adult male who feels compelled to live under the thumb of a company. even if it is something as relatively insignificant as a cell phone

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@Hvac0120  I agree that Mobile gaming  is real and that there is big money in it. However I don't like lumping sales of mobile games/devices with sales of console and console games. Its like lumping truck sales with corvette sales. Do they both do similar things?sure of course they do. Do they have many of the same customers? Sure they do. But to say one will take over/replace the other is utterly ignorant. Also to claim that they are both enthusiasts of the same past time is also ignorant. News media loves to call people that play mobile games,  gamers. Which is hardly the case. My 14 yr old niece plays on her iphone. Would she consider herself to be a gamer? Hell no , neither would any of her friends.   My point is there is a big gap between people that play mobile games casually vs people that play games on console/PC  as their go to source of fun. But News media likes to hide that little bit.

theprismhead
theprismhead

@mikemc29 That's a good price although the lack of mass storage and file system browsing would prevent me from getting it even then.

3dmatrixgamer
3dmatrixgamer

@Jawehawk-DK

Mobile & Tablet gaming is so hot and MAC is second OS after Windows which havebeen used for gaming. GOT IT.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@pyro1245  Stick em with the ET cartridges, Tamagotchi's, and Pogs.

NoahRoalson
NoahRoalson

@Hvac0120  How is it not? It has plenty of power and a great screen. Any apps that aren't available I can download since it isn't restricted to a single appstore.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

I'm not sure how being an adult making your own decisions plays into the cell phone a person chooses to use. Besides the "walled garden", what are your main issues with Apple products?

I chose iPhone primarily because of the camera. I take a lot of photos and video of my children and that was top priority for me in a cell phone. iPhone is consistently providing one of the best overall cameras on a mobile device. I also like that iOS is the first platform for some of the best and most interesting apps and games coming to mobile. Lastly is the conveniences of having the whole family use Apple devices - it saves me money without pirating or hacking.

Just because I chose iPhone doesn't mean I don't like Android. Contrary, I like both. I just have preferred iPhone as my personal phone currently.

3dmatrixgamer
3dmatrixgamer

@spartanx169x  I don't see any difference between console/PC gamers and mobile gamers because both play games just for fun which is the fundamental goal of gaming.