Apple has released it’s financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2012 and they show a huge increase in the number of iPhone and iPad sales.
Apple’s revenue for that period is $46.33 billion, of which $13.06 billion is net profit. In the same period last year revenue was £26.74 billion, of which $6 billion is net profit.
In the 14 weeks up to December 31st the sales break down as follows.
Percentage increase/decrease is from the same quarter a year ago.
- iPhone sales: 37.04 million up 128% (compared to 17.07 million from Q4 2011)
- iPad sales: 15.43 million up 111% (compared to 11.12 million from Q4 2011)
- Mac sales: 5.2 million up 26% (compared to 4.89 million from Q4 2011)
- iPod sales: 15.4 million down 21% (compared to 6.62 million from Q4 2011)
Looking at the sales from previous quarter, it’s clear that the iPhone 4S was huge success for Apple, while sales of the iPad increased – doubtless boosted by the Christmas period. Mac sales remain steady. Although iPod sales are down year on year, they are still significantly up from Q4 2011, where it appears millions of iPods were given as gifts.
Apple CEO Tim Coo (right) said: ‘We’re thrilled with our outstanding results and record-breaking sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs….Apple’s momentum is incredibly strong, and we have some amazing new products in the pipeline.”
We bet they’re thrilled. It would be interesting to find out how many iPod users are updating to the iPhone, or whether they are turning to cheaper handsets for phones. Do you have an iPod Touch? Have you upgraded to an iPhone or turned to a new OS? Let us know below.