Apple sold more iPhones in the December holiday quarter than Spain and Australia have people combined.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based technology giant reported Tuesday fiscal first-quarter net profit of $18 billion on earnings of $3.06 per share (statement). Revenue for the quarter was $74.6 billion.
Wall Street was expecting earnings of $2.60 per share on revenue of $67.7 billion.
It wasn't just a big quarter for the iPhone and iPad maker. It was the company's biggest to date.
Apple's revenue from Greater China was a stand-out figure, up 157 percent year-over-year coming in at $16.1 billion. It's the highest rate of growth the company has seen in a region to date. It now accounts for about 21 percent of the company's revenue.