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iPad and iPhone Sales Boosts Apple's Quarterly Growth

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This quarter, Apple's exceeded expectations for revenue and profits once again... mostly due to the success of the iPad and the iPhone.

Apple has once again, unsurprisingly, boosted its revenue and profits for yet another fiscal quarter. The company posted a whopping $39.2 billion in revenue and $11.6 billion in profit, both up from the $24.7 billion in revenue and the $6 billion profit reported from the same period last year.

A lion's share of Apple's revenue came from the iPhone and the iPad. The former sold an estimate of 35.1 million units, which is apparently an 88 percent increase in sales from last year. The new iPad "undersold" in comparison to analyst expectations, but the iPad overall still boasted 11.8 million units sold, a 151% increase over sales from last year.

Other sectors in Apple's lineup aren't doing quite as well as the company's signature devices. Macs sold 4 million units, a 7 percent increase from the previous year's sales. It looks like the popularity of smartphones is really starting to take its toll on the iPod, as Apple posted a 15 percent sales decline in the iPod line (including the iTouch) with only 7.7 million units sold.

Even after competitors have risen to challenge Apple's dominance in the smartphone and tablet market, it looks like Apple is still king, for now. We'll see how Apple is faring against its competitors come this same quarter next year.

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    rocknrollz , April 26, 2012 9:30 PM
    I really believe that the Windows 8 tablet will be an Apple tablet killer.
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    frankbough , April 26, 2012 9:32 PM
    I no longer carry any music device, I just listen to music on my phone. The battery seems to be able to play mp3s all day long quite happily. Dedicated music devices must surely have had their day now.
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    sublime2k , April 26, 2012 10:04 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX_zYY2fE2I
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    kensingtron , April 26, 2012 10:21 PM
    The iPod is a gateway drug. My name is Ken and I'm an iPhone user.
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    del35 , April 26, 2012 10:23 PM
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    I really believe that the Windows 8 tablet will be an Apple tablet killer.


    Obviously what is needed is uber hype and Windows has a bad rap in the reptilian brain that
    dances to Apple's tune.

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    del35 , April 26, 2012 10:24 PM
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    I just listen to music on my phone


    Have been doing that for over 3 years now.




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    molo9000 , April 26, 2012 11:15 PM
    frankboughI no longer carry any music device, I just listen to music on my phone. The battery seems to be able to play mp3s all day long quite happily. Dedicated music devices must surely have had their day now.


    The dedicated mp3 player still has a niche, because it can be so much smaller than a phone (for jogging and other sports for instance), but in general you are right.
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    halcyon , April 26, 2012 11:36 PM
    Why is there an article on this? Next it'll be "An Apple Employee Used the Restroom". I know we're not forced to read the articles but it seems like THG is giving Apple unnecessary and unwarranted coverage. ...it just seems unbalanced.
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    zulutech , April 27, 2012 3:43 AM
    HalcyonWhy is there an article on this? Next it'll be "An Apple Employee Used the Restroom". I know we're not forced to read the articles but it seems like THG is giving Apple unnecessary and unwarranted coverage. ...it just seems unbalanced.

    Actually, I remember when people were complaining that there wasn't enough coverage on apple.
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    DjEaZy , April 27, 2012 5:21 AM
    ... and M$, Nokia and intel wanna this... but by copying they will not get that...
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    testerguy , April 27, 2012 6:53 AM
    del35Have been doing that for over 3 years now.


    As have the rest of the world who owned iPhones 5 years ago.
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    testerguy , April 27, 2012 6:54 AM
    HalcyonWhy is there an article on this? Next it'll be "An Apple Employee Used the Restroom". I know we're not forced to read the articles but it seems like THG is giving Apple unnecessary and unwarranted coverage. ...it just seems unbalanced.


    Apple seeing such a massive boost in earnings despite a US downturn is massively significant, they had their best quarter ever excluding the records they set in Q4 2011.

    Even DailyTech, a distinctly anti-Apple propaganda site has written a detailed article on it. Don't see how it ISN'T news, tbh.
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    halcyon , April 27, 2012 10:54 AM
    testerguyApple seeing such a massive boost in earnings despite a US downturn is massively significant, they had their best quarter ever excluding the records they set in Q4 2011.Even DailyTech, a distinctly anti-Apple propaganda site has written a detailed article on it. Don't see how it ISN'T news, tbh.

    I guess. Perhaps. It just shows that folks that have disposable income are indeed disposing it onto Apple. I like their products so I can understand that.
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    Dark Comet , April 28, 2012 11:58 AM
    halcyonI guess. Perhaps. It just shows that folks that have disposable income are indeed disposing it onto Apple. I like their products so I can understand that.


    I'm not a Apple fanboy but was in the market for a high end tablet and Apple had one competitively priced with good specs (Lacking quad-core I know but the UI is so smooth so its hard to tell). It also is well supported with loads of apps. I use it everyday for everything so it was worth it IMO. Apples macbooks and stuff are still IMO crap and overpriced but as far as the tablet market goes they are not over priced compared to the rest of the market at all.
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