The Apple juggernaut shows no sign of slowing down.
In its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2012, Apple sold 26 million units of its iPhones.
Total sales of the iPhones since their launch in June 2007 now exceeds 244 million units.
Strong iPad Sales
Sales of the company’s iPad tablets were also robust in the third quarter.
Apple sold 17 million iPads in the quarter, the highest sales of the tablets in any quarter since their launch in April 2010.
None of the other tablet vendors (Samsung, Blackberry, Acer, Asus, Kindle, Motorola/Google etc) have sold anywhere near the iPads.
Consumers have overwhelmingly opted for the iPad tablets despite their higher price.
There are over 225,000 native applications for the iPad, a lot of them free.
Major Indian newspapers like the Times of India, Economic Times, Business Standard and Deccan Chronicle have dedicated iPad apps.
Apple Fiscal 3Q 2012 Results
Apple reported a profit of $8.8 billion ($9.32 per share) on sales of $35 billion in the third quarter.
In the year earlier quarter, the company reported revenues of $28.6 billion and a net profit of $7.3 billion ($7.79 per share). Gross margin was 42.8 percent compared to 41.7 percent in the year-ago quarter.
International sales accounted for 62% of Apple’s revenues in the third quarter.
Mountain Lion Coming Tomorrow
Apple is releasing Mountain Lion, the next version of its operating system for the Mac computers, tomorrow.
Apple sold 4.02 million Mac desktop and notebook computers in the third quarter.
Revenues from Mac desktops and portables amounted to $4.93 billion in the third quarter.
By the way, this blog post was written on an iMac. 😉
You can be sure we’ll upgrade our current Mac OS, OS X Lion to Mountain Lion as soon as we think it’s robust.
watch this damn funny
That guy was more cuter than that [‘loving words’ deleted] SRK
yes after the moron’s overacting in this years IPL I hated him to the core
1. You write: yes after the moron’s overacting in this years IPL I hated him to the core
SRK in Don 2 was a horror show. Disgustingly bad.
And to think this jackass is the Superstar in Bollywood. Only in Mera Bharat Mahaan! 🙁
2. KKR’s victory in the 2012 IPL victory is the only thing of some note to happen in that benighted state in decades.
It won’t be long before things in West Bengal get worse than East Bengal (Bangladesh).
The East Bengalis at least have the Green Card lottery system to migrate to the U.S.
But the folks in West Bengal have nothing. Just the Howrah Bridge to leap from into the dirty waters below.