iPhone sales boost Apple’s quarterly results

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Sales of iPhones were 58 percent higher than for the same period last year, but iPod sales dropped 19 percent

Apple’s revenue for the last three months was $36 billion, compared to $28.3 billion in the same quarter last year.

The company recorded a quarterly net profit of $8.2 billion for the period ending 29 September, compared to $6.6 billion in the year-ago quarter.

International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

Apple sold 26.9 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 58 percent unit growth over the same period last year. It sold 5.3 million iPods, a 19 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.

The company’s CEO Tim Cook said: “We’re entering this holiday season with the best iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod products ever, and we remain very confident in our new product pipeline.”

“Looking ahead to the first fiscal quarter of 2013, we expect revenue of about $52 billion and diluted earnings per share of about $11.75.”

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