Recession? What recession? Apple enjoy best quarter ever
We didn't post anything about the iPhone yesterday. Or that may have been the day before. Anyway, to make up for our obvious lapse, there'll be at least two Apple related stories today. Yes, you're very welcome.
If there's been a recession over the past year, nobody told Steve Jobs. Last night Apple announced their most profitable quarter ever - profits were up 46 per cent in the three months to the end of September, compared to the same period last year. Revenue also increased 25 per cent year on year.
Apple sold over 3 million Macs in the three months, a 17 per cent unit increase. And nobody has tired of the Jesus Phone, despite the letdown surrounding the 3GS release - sales of the iPhone rose 7 per cent to 7.4 million units. Sales of the iPod fell 8 per cent, but sales of the iPod Touch increased 100 per cent, meaning customers must be deserting the likes of the Classic and Shuffle in droves.
"We've got a very strong lineup for the holiday season and some really great new products in the pipeline for 2010," said Jobs, though some analysts think they'll be updates for the MacBook and iMac announced before Christmas. More iPhonesque news later. You love it, you do.