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iPhone 6 sales boost Apple profit
28 Jan 2015 07:07
Apple announced record figures in its quarterly results for the final three months of 2014, with its performance boosted by sales of the latest generation of iPhone - the 6 and 6 Plus.
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The company said that for the quarter ending on 27 December there was record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit of $18 billion.
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These results compare to revenue of $57.6 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion in the same quarter a year ago.
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International sales accounted for 65% of the quarter's revenue. The sale of 74.5 million iPhones was also a new record.
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Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said: "We'd like to thank our customers for an incredible quarter, which saw demand for Apple products soar to an all-time high.
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"Our revenue grew 30% over last year to $74.6 billion, and the execution by our teams to achieve these results was simply phenomenal."
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Apple announced shortly after the smartphone's release in September that it had sold ten million units in its first three days of sale, which was a company record.
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It went on to break another company record at the end of last year's third quarter by confirming sales of more than 40 million.
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Mr Cook said in a conference call with analysts that demand for the phones was "staggering" and results would have been even higher if not for the impact of the strong dollar on overseas sales.
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The company sold 21.4 million iPads, which was down 22% from a year earlier.
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