Apple sold 16 million iPhones, 7 million iPads last quarter. Steve Jobs: the Verizon iPhone is “exciting”
Well, what do you now, Apple broke new records sales-wise. The Cupertino company has announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 (ended December 25, 2010), and they’re better than ever.
Apple has cashed in $26.74 billion in revenue during the quarter, with a net profit of $6 billion (both representing records).
16.24 million iPhones have been sold around the world in the quarter – an 86% growth over the first quarter of fiscal year 2010.
iPad sales have also been strong: 7.33 million units were delivered. By far, the iPad is the world’s most successful tablet.
In the press release announcing Apple’s earnings, Steve Jobs said:
“We’ve got some exciting things in the pipeline for this year including iPhone 4 on Verizon which customers can’t wait to get their hands on.”
Yes, the Verizon iPhone (expected to become available starting February 10) is surely a big deal, but there are other, more important things too look forward to – like the iPhone 5 and the new iPad (I’m sure Steve finds these even more exciting than the CDMA iPhone 4).