Apple has unveiled record non-holiday quarterly results fuelled partly by its continued renaissance in the computer market.
A surge in iPhone sales enabled the manufacturer to log an expectation-busting 12 per cent year-on-year rise in revenues to $8.34bn (£5.08bn) for the three months to 27 June. Net profits jumped 15 per cent to $1.23bn.
The continued resurgence of the Macintosh brand also played its part as unit shipments of the iconic brand rose four per cent annually to 2.6 million.
Helped on by the June launch of the new iPhone 3GS, iPhone unit sales shot up 626 per cent year on year to 5.2 million.
The iPod continued to be its best-selling gadget although unit shipments actually fell seven per cent to 10.2 million.
Steve Jobs, who recently returned to work following liver transplant surgery, said: “We are thrilled to have sold over 5.2 million iPhones during the quarter and users have downloaded more than 1.5 billion applications from our App Store in its first year.”
According to Gartner, Apple burst into the top-five UK computer vendors by shipments for the first time in the first quarter, after growing shipments 6.6 per cent to 143,000. The overall market fell 5.4 per cent.
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