Apple has now announced its financial results for the fourth quarter 2011 calendar year and as part of those results it has revealed that it has sold 37.04 million units of its iPhone smartphone device during the three month period that ended on December 31, 2011. The numbers were 128 percent higher than the same period a year ago and much higher than expected from financial analysts.
Apple also sold 15.4 million of its iPad tablets during the same three month period. Those numbers were 111 percent higher than the same time period a year ago and again were well above expectations. The company also sold 5.2 million units of its various Mac computers and 15.4 million units of its various iPod media players during the last quarter.
Apple generated $46 billion in revenue for the last quarter compared to $26.74 billion in revenue from the same period a year ago. Net profits came in at $13.06 billion for the quarter versus $6 billion in profits from the same period a year ago. Apple expects to bring in $32.5 billion in revenue for the current quarter. It also has a whopping $97 billion in cash on hand. It doesn't even look like Apple noticed the recession.