Apple has released its financial results for its first quarter of 2013 fiscal year which ended December 29, 2012. Revenue for the 13 week period reached $54.51 billion, up from $46.33 billion the same quarter a year ago. Profits for the quarter were $13.08 billion, up slightly from $13.06 billion during the same quarter last year.
Apple also sold a record number of iPhones for the quarter. 47.8 million, up from 37 million a year ago. Also a record 22.9 million iPads were sold. This is up from 15.4 million a year ago. Mac sales and iPods sales did decrease year-over-year. 4.1 million Macs were sold, down from 5.2 million a year ago, and 12.7 million iPods were sold, compared to 15.4 million last year.
"We’re thrilled with record revenue of over $54 billion and sales of over 75 million iOS devices in a single quarter," said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. "We’re very confident in our product pipeline as we continue to focus on innovation and making the best products in the world."
"We established new all-time quarterly records for iPhone and iPad sales, significantly broadened our ecosystem, and generated Apple’s highest quarterly revenue ever," said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO.