If you thought Apple’s sales might suffer in the post-Christmas depression, think again. Apple has announced the results for its Q2, ending March 31 2012, and we’re officially talking crazy money.
Ultimately, Team Cupertino posted quarterly revenue of $39.2 billion and quarterly net profit of $11.6 billion. Good gods.
To give those figures some context, Apple posted revenue of just (ahem) $24.7 billion and net profit of $6.0 billion in the same quarter last year. That’s a 94% year-on-year increase in profit.
Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones in the quarter, and 11.8 million iPads. Of course, the new iPad was only available for a couple of weeks right at the end of the quarter, which makes that figure all the more impressive.
Cook & Co also punted 7.7 million iPods, which isn't too bad considering they’re arguably redundant if you have an iPhone, however sales were down 15% compared to the same quarter in 2011.
“We’re thrilled with sales of over 35 million iPhones and almost 12 million iPads in the March quarter,” screamed Tim Cook, Apple’s new(ish) CEO. “The new iPad is off to a great start, and across the year you’re going to see a lot more of the kind of innovation that only Apple can deliver.”
Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO, added: "365 million iOS devices are now in play, with over 50 million sold this quarter. The App Store has over 600,000 apps, with over 200,000 apps specifically for iPad. iCloud has over 125 million customers signed up since its launch in October."
Not too shabby, Apple. Not too shabby at all.