Apple Sold 39 Million iPhones, 12 Million iPads In Last Three Months
Another huge quarter for the technology giant.
During the three-month period ended September 27, Apple sold more than 39 million total iPhones and 12 million iPads, helping the tech giant record year-over-year increases for revenue and profit. Overall, Apple posted revenue of $42.1 billion (up from $37.5 billion) and a net profit of $8.5 billion (up from $7.5 billion) during the quarter. 60 percent of sales came from outside of the United States.
"Our fiscal 2014 was one for the record books, including the biggest iPhone launch ever with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. The new iPhones launched in late September, and sold a record 10 million units during their first weekend.
The iPhone's 39.3 million units sold during the quarter represents an increase from the 35.2 million sold this quarter last year. iPad sales, however, declined year-over-year. The 12.3 million figure is down by 1 million compared to last year's 13.3 million. During a post-earnings investor call, Cook addressed this (via Gizmodo).
"What you do see is that people hold onto their iPad longer than they do a phone," he said. "Because we've only been in this business for four years, we don't know what the upgrade cycle will be for people."
Finally, Apple sold 5.5 million Mac computers during the quarter, representing an increase over the 4.4 million sold last year. iPod sales fell, dropping from 2.9 million last year to 2.6 million this year.