Apple Reports Q4 2012 Earnings: $8.2 Billion In Net Profit, 26.9M iPhones Sold
But here's what's really impressive, as if making $8.2 billion in three months wasn't mind-blowing enough: it sold 26.9 million iPhones. Recall that the iPhone 5 had only 9 days of sales in this quarter, so despite the fact that people knew the iPhone 4S was the outgoing model, millions were purchased. One can only imagine how many iPhone 5 units will be sold in the upcoming holiday quarter. Apple sold 14.0 million iPads during the quarter, a 26 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter, and it also sold 4.9 million Macs during the quarter, a 1 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. It sold 5.3 million iPods, a 19 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter, but that's not surprising -- iPod sales have been in decline for years as the iPad and iPhone eat up those potential sales.
The company now has over $121 billion in the bank. No matter how you slice it, or who you ally with, there's no denying that Apple is firing on all cylinders when it comes to taking in cash.