Apple's fiscal Q2 2012 numbers are in. The giant company has sold 35.1 million iPhones and 11.8 million iPads in the quarter. Certainly another fruity period from the fruity company. We think can hear cash registers go "ka-ching!" over at Cupertino.
The numbers are nothing short of impressive, for the iPhone at least. Previous estimates put iPhone sales at 30 million units so Apple has, yet again, exceeded expectations. On the other hand, it was predicted that 12.3 to 13.5 million iPads would be sold. The actual figure of 11.8 million may not be as high as expected but still pretty good, especially that it represents a rise of about 151% over the same period in 2011. And to think that the new iPad has been on sale for only a portion of the quarter.
Apple also managed to sell 4 million Macs in the period, a 7% increase from Q2 2011. If there's one red mark, however, it would be in the iPod department. It was reported that Apple sold 7.7 million units, down 15% from the same period from last year.
All these helped Apple reach an astounding $39.2 billion in revenue and $11.6 billion in net profit. Whoa! Try converting that to our local currency. Anyway, this means that Apple almost doubled its profits from Q2 2011 and quadrupled its profits from Q2 in 2010. Wow, just wow!
Now the idea of Apple becoming the first trillion-dollar company doesn't look that far-fetched anymore, no?
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