Apple revealed record-breaking profit and revenue figures for the quarter which ended September of 2012. Despite creeping concerns within the company, Apple managed to have 58 percent higher sales for the iPhone compared to last year’s sales during the same quarter.
Apple had revenue of 36 billion dollars and a net profit of 8.2 billion dollars. Diluted share prices for that quarter is worth 8.67 dollars. Last year, the figures are 28.3 billion dollars in revenue and 6.6 billion dollars in net profit, or diluted shares worth 7.05 dollars.
On the other hand, the company’s gross margin slightly reduced to 40 percent, from 40.3 percent during the same period last year.
Sixty percent of the revenue for this quarter can be attributed to international sales. The company sold 26.9 million iPhones during this period, which is 58 percent higher than last year’s sales. Furthermore, 14 million iPad’s were sold during this quarter, which is an increase by 26 percent.
On to the negative side, though, Mac sales only grew by one percent selling 4.9 million units. Furthermore, iPod sales reduced by 19 percent with 5.3 million units sold.
According to Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple,
“We’re very proud to end a fantastic fiscal year with record September quarter results. We’re ending this holiday season with the best iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod products ever, and we remain very confident in our new product pipeline.”