35.1 million iPhones; 11.8 million iPads sold in 1Q 2012

Apple has proven that it continues to create products that has a massive following. In today's latest quarterly financial results for the quarter that ended on March 31, Apple said it sold a whopping 35.1 million iPhones, up 88 percent from the same period a year ago. The company also said it sold 11.8 million iPads in the first quarter, up 151 percent from the same period a year ago. The third generation iPad launched in March.

Overall, Apple said it brought in $39.2 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2012, up from $24.7 billion from the same period a year ago. The company generated a net profit of $11.6 billion, nearly twice as much as the $6 billion in profit that it made a year ago.

Apple also announced that it sold 4 million Macs during the quarter, up seven percent from a year ago. As expected, sales of its iPod media players are on a slow decline. Apple said that they sold 7.7 million iPods during the first quarter of 2012, down 13 percent from the same period a year ago.

Apple currently expects to generate $34 billion in revenue in the current second quarter of 2012.

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People keep blasting Apple for peddling their "iCrap", but hey, they know how to run a business. They give the people what they want and the proof is in the numbers. If I wasn't poor white trash I'd take a stroll through First Class too!

they are selling a lot of phones but at what cost to carriers, carriers are posting loses on iphones because they have to pay apple so much to carry the phones, they are looking to push cheaper phones now.

korupt_one said,
they are selling a lot of phones but at what cost to carriers, carriers are posting loses on iphones because they have to pay apple so much to carry the phones, they are looking to push cheaper phones now.

Who cares about what the carriers pay? Carriers are greedy ******* that take money but don't use it to improve their network.

Rosyna said,

Who cares about what the carriers pay? Carriers are greedy ******* that take money but don't use it to improve their network.

so true.

techbeck said,

Sue the competition or hoard it.

One of Tim's answers during the call specifically said that he preferred settlements to litigation going forward.

The King of GnG said,
Heh, 35.1 million people CLEARLY thinking "different" from the mass....

Would it be any different if it was 35.1m Android devices?! Not quite sure what you are getting at here. Plus people can buy what they want.

bbfc_uk said,

Would it be any different if it was 35.1m Android devices?! Not quite sure what you are getting at here. Plus people can buy what they want.

I guess what he is getting at is with the large market share "think different" doesnt really apply. Like trying to be "different" by buying a device that everyone and their grandmother already own.

Ricardo Dawkins said,
Windows Phone and BBOS are officially doomed. Nokia should be jumping to Android ASAP since MSFT is too slow.

Mac is officially doomed. People should be jumping to Windows ASAP since AAPL is too slow. It truly is a post-Mac world.

nohone said,

Mac is officially doomed. People should be jumping to Windows ASAP since AAPL is too slow. It truly is a post-Mac world.

I will admit they are getting slower on pushing the " add new thing " button, personally I think they need to step it up, but I also understand they don't really need to as a bread box with the apple logo will sell

Ricardo Dawkins said,
Windows Phone and BBOS are officially doomed. Nokia should be jumping to Android ASAP since MSFT is too slow.

Ok so they'll just make a generic Android phone, or they can differentiate themselves with what's shaping up to be an awesome OS. By the time WP8 comes out, critics won't have much left to say, even though WP7 is already pretty good.

Hell-In-A-Handbasket said,

I will admit they are getting slower on pushing the " add new thing " button, personally I think they need to step it up, but I also understand they don't really need to as a bread box with the apple logo will sell

I just took Ricardo's words, and changed them to prove how absurd they were, and you missed my point. At one time, Windows 7 was selling 7 copies per second - and it has only grown since then. Using that low 7 copies/second number, 7 copies * 60 seconds * 60 * minutes * 24 hours = 604800 copies per day, or 4,233,600 copies per week. In one week, Microsoft sells more copies of Windows 7 than Apple sells copies of OSX (Macs) sold per quarter.

Apple sold a lot of phones, no doubt about it. But if Microsoft is supposed to give up because of a relatively low number of devices sold, then Apple should have given up with the Mac long ago. The cumulative sales of 8 versions of Macs/OSX sold over 11 years is not even a third of the copies of Win7 sold.

nohone said,

I just took Ricardo's words, and changed them to prove how absurd they were, and you missed my point.

No I saw what you did, and know why you did it, I didn't miss anything. Comment still stands

nohone said,

I just took Ricardo's words, and changed them to prove how absurd they were, and you missed my point. At one time, Windows 7 was selling 7 copies per second - and it has only grown since then. Using that low 7 copies/second number, 7 copies * 60 seconds * 60 * minutes * 24 hours = 604800 copies per day, or 4,233,600 copies per week. In one week, Microsoft sells more copies of Windows 7 than Apple sells copies of OSX (Macs) sold per quarter.

What makes a company succesfull is PROFIT non the number of items sold.

Porsche is more profittable than Ford in spite of selling a much smaller number of cars.

Fritzly said,

What makes a company succesfull is PROFIT non the number of items sold.

Porsche is more profittable than Ford in spite of selling a much smaller number of cars.

So for years, when the Apple fanboys were using M$, saying that MS was all about profits while Apple was about the user, it was good and Apple was bad? Don't forget, at one point in time MS had a quarterly profit that was greater than the total worth of Apple. But I guess times have changed, profits were bad a few years ago and it made you evil, but now profits are good, and makes you good.

nohone said,

So for years, when the Apple fanboys were using M$, saying that MS was all about profits while Apple was about the user, it was good and Apple was bad? Don't forget, at one point in time MS had a quarterly profit that was greater than the total worth of Apple. But I guess times have changed, profits were bad a few years ago and it made you evil, but now profits are good, and makes you good.

I think your statement would hold more water, and be more relevant if you had provided examples or links of Fritzly making contradictory statements about the MS/Apple profit thing.

Blaming fanboys, even without proving that they said such things, is weaksauce.

nohone said,

So for years, when the Apple fanboys were using M$, saying that MS was all about profits while Apple was about the user, it was good and Apple was bad? Don't forget, at one point in time MS had a quarterly profit that was greater than the total worth of Apple. But I guess times have changed, profits were bad a few years ago and it made you evil, but now profits are good, and makes you good.

There is nothing wrong with company that generated "Profits"; my statement was simply a reply to your post.
Besides being all about "Users", or at least make people believe so, could be an excellent strategy to increase profits.