Apple Selling 10 Devices Per Second

Apple reported at its earnings call that it sold 10 devices per second in its fiscal first quarter of 2013, which included the holiday season. The tech giant sold 75 million iOS devices in a single quarter: 47.8 million iPhones, 22.9 million iPads, and 12.7 million iPods. Eye-popping sales of mobile devices helped Apple report $13.1 billion in profit on $54.5 billion of total revenue, which are record figures but still bellow expectations by Wall Street analysts. CEO Tim Cook boasts that Apple has sold half a billion iOS devices to date.


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  • Record sales 47.8 million iPhone -- a 23% increase from the year -ago quarter -- were helped by the September launch of the iPhone 5, which introduced a 4-inch display.

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While experts may have predicted that Apple would have seen a more successful fourth quarter, shelling out 10 devices per second is no easy feat. Read more: Follow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook - Lisa Eadicicco, Digital Trends  
With all doom and gloom some analysts have been predicting, it appears Apple’s latest quarter was a blockbuster. - Gary Ng, iPhone in Canada Blog  
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