“There’s a lot to look forward to” Apple CEO Tim Cook announced early this year.Today Apple may again prove it with the results of the quarterly figures in Q4. The events surrounding the iPad mini is barely past or Apple makes itself heard from again. This time the audience consists mainly of investors and analysts, who were told that there are 26.9 million iPhones last quarter and 14 million iPads sold.
“We’re very proud to end a fantastic fiscal year with record September quarter results,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. “We’re entering this holiday season with the best iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod products ever, and we remain very confident in our new product pipeline.”
The figures relate to the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012, the months of July, August and September covers (and not synchronized with the calendar months). Major milestones in this period: the launch of OS X Mountain Lion and the iPhone 5. Analysts expected advance sales of $ 35.8 billion and earnings per share of $8.75. Apple’s own estimates were at $ 34 billion in revenue and $ 7.65 earnings per share.
In reality, a turnover of $ 36 billion booked. Besides the already mentioned sales of iPhone and iPad; furthermore, Apple reported that 5.3 million iPods and 4.9 million Macs were sold. Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer were available for an interview with analysts, wherever possible, yet interesting details come out. We will update this article if necessary.