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Apple Sells Record Number of iPhones, iPads in First Quarter

27 Jan, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Apple iPhone in China

Venerable brand sold 51.5 million iPhones and 26 million iPads during the quarter, which included Christmas. More than 60% of revenue came from foreign territories

Apple Jan. 27 reported it sold a record 51.5 million iPhones in the first quarter, ended Dec. 28, 2013. The tally compared with 47.8 million iPhones sold in same period a year earlier. Apple also sold 26 million iPads during the quarter — an all-time quarterly record — compared with 22.9 million a year ago. The company sold 4.8 million Mac computers, compared with 4.1 million a year earlier.

“We are really happy with our record iPhone and iPad sales, the strong performance of our Mac products and the continued growth of iTunes, software and services,” CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Apple posted record quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion and flat net income of $13.1 billion. This compared with revenue of $54.5 billion in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 63% of the quarter’s revenue.

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