Apple reports monster quarter, ships 37M iPhones and 5.2M Macs

Apple reports monster quarter, ships 37M iPhones and 5.2M Macs

Summary: Analysts expected a wild quarter for Apple's fiscal Q1 2012 quarter and Cupertino delivered. In its quarterly earning release conference call, executives said the company had revenues of $46.33 billion.

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Analysts expected a wild quarter for Apple's fiscal Q1 2012 quarter and Cupertino delivered. In its quarterly earning release conference call, executives said the company had revenues of $46.33 billion. Net profit was 13.06 billion.

Apple said it had sold 37.04 million iPhones during the quarter, one in which Apple had expanded its lineup with the iPhone 4S while keeping the older iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS in the mix. This was a 128 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter.

Apple sold 15.43 million iPads during the quarter, a 111 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 5.2 million Macs during the quarter, a 26 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 15.4 million iPods, a 21 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.

This figure was of great interest to the financial analyst community. Earlier predictions from professional financial analysts on iPhone sales for the quarter ranged from 35 million to 25.2 million, with the average coming in at 28 million. However, Apple beat the average by 32 percent.

In the sequential Q4 2011 quarter, Apple reported that it sold 4.89 million Macs. This latest quarter was a record breaker coming in with sales of 5.2 million.

Topics: Apple, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones

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  • Well that's a NICE story:)

    Good to read some positive news every now and again.

    Pagan jim
    James Quinn
  • It is a great day for those who are in love with Apple

    Just like every one of MS's record breaking quarters is a great day for those who are in love with MS.

    Me? I just buy the best product available on the market. Doesn't matter in the least who makes it. That's why I buy Windows for my PCs, iPad for my tablet, and iPhone for my smartphone. I truly feel like I get the best of all worlds. Every day is a great day for me.
    toddybottom_z
    • Given the comparable successes

      I'd like to see Apple revenue & profits reported in MSUs (Microsoft units). 1MSU would be equivalence, over 1 I'd expect Apple to stay.

      One day MS will start releasing new products and see the fortune improving;-)

      What a smashing quarter for Apple. Amazing.
      Richard Flude
      • Yes, MS had their day in the sun

        @Richard Flude
        For decades now, MS has been making many many AUs (Apple Units) worth of profits while Apple sat there, barely profitable. This was clearly very traumatizing for you as is evident from your recent posts. If you need to go find the nearest MS fan to gloat about how your favorite team is beating their favorite team then you go ahead. I'm sure that MS fan will know exactly how you feel. After all, their favorite team had been crushing your favorite team for decades.
        toddybottom_z
    • RE: Apple reports monster quarter, ships 37M iPhones and 5.2M Macs

      @toddybottom_z

      I've always followed the doctrine you cited: Buy the best technology available at the time. (But I do miss my Commodore Amiga systems. Sigh.)

      I jumped on the Apple ecosystem (after a very long hiatus dating from the time I purchased my first computer - an Apple II+) about eight years ago with a fourth gen iPod. Like so many others, I found Apple products work best in an integrated Apple ecosystem. It didn't take me long to purchase an iMac G5 (which still works as well as it did in May of 2005) and begin my transition from Windows OS to Apple's OS X. Unlike your view of OS X and Mac PCs in general, I have had nothing but productive hours enjoyed using this platform.

      I share NonZealot's opinion about fan adoration towards multinational corporations. Unless persons own stock in a particular multinational, their success or failure should not be a matter of personal identification. Those who engage in such activities are naive at best and delusional at worst.
      kenosha77a
  • RE: Apple reports monster quarter, ships 37M iPhones and 5.2M Macs

    Does Ed Bott has anything to comment on that???
    goAAPLgo
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  • RE: Apple reports monster quarter, ships 37M iPhones and 5.2M Macs

    He has no time to comment as he is probably occupied in the bathroom. On a more serious note I like windows products and dislike apple products but the guy has been over the top the past year. He does make good points but loses credibility by being so one sided so when he does make good point it is going to be ignored by many. Not that other it companies are not doing good to great but this is the Apple era in computer history period.
    edkollin
  • "Will the last person at Apple please turn off the lights."

    Zdnet fanboy insult; circa 1999.
    (Yes, I was here then too)

    You've come a long way, baby.
    Tigertank