Apple has turned in a creditable third-quarter result, and even if it didn't break any financial records it did manage a sales record.
For the quarter ending June 30, the company reported $35.0 billion revenue and a net profit of $8.8 billion. These numbers were a substantial increase on the year-ago figures of $28.6 billion and $7.3 billion.
Even though Apple had forecast lower numbers, financial analysts were expecting revenue to be about $37 billion, with earnings per share around $10.23 rather than the $7.79 actually achieved.
Unit sales were strong, at least for mobile devices.
26.0 million iPhones (up 28% year on year) and a record 17.0 million iPads (up 84%) were sold, although iPod sales continue to decline (by 10% year-on-year to 6.8 million) as the growing number of iPhones and other smartphones being sold cuts further into potential sales.