Apple recorded quarterly revenue of $US46.33 billion and quarterly net profit of $US13.06 billion. This time last year, the story was also record revenue and profit, but the figures were 'only' $US26.74 billion and $US6 billion.
Unit sales have raced ahead in most categories. The release of the iPhone 4S saw the sale of 37.04 million iPhones in the quarter, up 128% year-on-year. Keeping the iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 on the market has given Apple a range of phones at a spread of prices, and all contributed to the sales record. "We could not have been happier," said CEO Tim Cook.
The iPhone is currently sold by around 60% of the world's mobile carriers. Apple hopes to sign the remainder over the next 12-18 months.
iPad sales growth was also impressive: up 111% to 15.43 million units. Mr expressed confidence that 'limited function' devices such as the Kindle Fire did not represent a threat to the iPad as people want 'full function' tablets. There are more than 170,000 iPad apps.
What about Mac and iPod? Please read on.