While Android smartphones are grabbing up the market swiftly, an older contender, Apple still having height in the hearts of millions. In this regard, Apple Inc. has recently announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 second quarter ended March 30, 2013. The company has revealed that it has sold 37.4 million iPhone units during the second quarter of the year 2013 which is 2.3 million more than the results of last-year quarter. However, with strong competition of Android tablets, Apple’s iPad got 19.5 million sales during the same quarter which is 7.7 million more than the previous year’s quarter results.
With such sales record, Apple manages to earn a quarterly net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share. The Cupertino giant got a revenue of $43.6 billion in the same quarter, according to the year-ago quarter result, the revenue is 4.4 billion more than the previous results. International sales are accounted for 66 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
On announcing the financial results, Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO said;
“We are pleased to report record March quarter revenue thanks to continued strong performance of iPhone and iPad. Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software, and services and we are very excited about the products in our pipeline.”
While the quarter after holidays season is not much profitable for all the large-scale players, Apple also gained in the Mac segment and got 4 million sales. On comparing, the year-ago quarter sales were recorded at only 2 million. Apple’s iTunes downloads and purchases manage to earn a revenue of over $4.1 billion in the same quarter. The Cupertino manufacturer also stated that there are more than 300 million users presently using iCloud service.
With the arrival of iPhones and iPads, Apple’s revolutionary music player, iPod only got 5,633 million sales. Undoubtedly, iPod sales slips as the previous quarter got 12,679 million sales.