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Apple sells 39 million iPhones in record-setting quarter

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S sold by the truckload in fiscal Q4

Apple has announced record September quarter profits, largely off the back of early iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales, plus a bumper period for its Mac line.

The company sold a whopping 39.3 million iPhone handsets in the three months leading up until the end of September, which includes just over a week of new iPhone figures.

The iPhone haul is up by over 5 million, based on last year's figures, as the company brought in a gargantuan net profit of $8.5 billion (£5.2bn) on revenue of $42.2 billion (£26.1bn).

In more good news, Mac sales are way up again, as Apple eluded to at its launch event last week. The firm crushed Wall Street expectations by selling an all-time record for its computing line with 5.5m sales, up a million from the same quarter last year.

If there is any disappointment for the company, it is the continued iPad sales slump. Tablet units are down from 13.1m this time last year to 12.3 million in the last three months.

The company will hope the newly launched iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2, complete with Touch ID, a new gold colouring, the Apple SIM and, in the case of the Air, a brand-new A8X processor, will see sales rise again heading into the Christmas quarter.

Despite ever-falling numbers, the iPod still sold over 2.6 million media players, which is down almost a quarter from last year's 3.4 million iPods sold.

"Our fiscal 2014 was one for the record books, including the biggest iPhone launch ever with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus," said Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook.

"With amazing innovations in our new iPhones, iPads and Macs, as well as iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, we are heading into the holidays with Apple's strongest product lineup ever. We are also incredibly excited about Apple Watch and other great products and services in the pipeline for 2015."

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Source: Apple

Paul

October 20, 2014, 10:52 pm

here come the haters saying apple has lost the plot lol

ElectricSheep

October 20, 2014, 11:25 pm

No, just you!

toboev

October 21, 2014, 12:17 am

Please check your dictionary for the difference between "elude" and "allude".

Paul

October 21, 2014, 12:25 am

im not a hater im an apple fan

and the haters will here shortly funboy

ElectricSheep

October 21, 2014, 12:31 am

Plenty where you came from, squire. Apple, great looking products at ridiculous prices. We're all tech fans, some don't mind touching their toes to pay for it :)

Paul

October 21, 2014, 12:40 am

lol stop talking **** take care of it the resell value is very high

Prem Desai

October 21, 2014, 7:32 am

Probably proof enough that phablets are the way forward though Apple should really have a mini iPhone 6 to give people the choice.

I would love to see figures from auction websites as to how many of these 39 million handsets actually appeared for sale ....

Everlast

October 21, 2014, 10:41 am

Apple haters will always keep hating and cry iPhones are overpriced, even if they buy more expensive PLASTIC phones from Samsung that don't get updates and become totally bogged down 6 months from purchase.

Paul

October 21, 2014, 2:38 pm

indeed, when you buy an apple product you are joining an eco system for better or worse

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