Apple’s latest figures show that it’s making more than a pretty penny. In fact it’s making $11.6 billion (no, that’s not a typo, it really does say ‘billion’), nearly double it’s net income for the year before.
It’s managed this miraculous sum of money through huge sales of the iPad and iPhone, and it’s still making bags of money from Macs, with sales up by 7 per cent.
Apple’s shareholders are most certainly not, and are probably bathing in caviar (or something else even more expensive) as they saw each individual share yielded $12.30, instead of the measly, predicted $10.06.
It’s not hard to see why Apple are doing so well when you look at the sales figures. They sold 35.1 million iPhones, 88 per cent more than the year before, and iPad sales went up 151 per cent to 11.8 million. Those are some big numbers.
However, under the clinking of shareholders’ expensive champagne glasses there is a little bit of a mishap – shipments of iPods have gone down by 15% to 7.7 million. It’s nothing to be worried about, I’m sure, but that combined with the sad (but, come on, still impressive) increase in Mac sales and one might question whether they’re doing themselves out of their own market.Tweet