Apple: iPhone sales have doubled, Mac sales up 33% from last year

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 first quarter ended December 26, 2009.

The results are strong with Apple announcing it has sold 3.36 million Macintosh computers during the quarter, a 33% increase from a year ago. Apple also announced it had sold 8.7 million iPhones in the quarter, a 100% increase from last year. iPod sales dipped 8% from last year with 21 million iPod sales recorded.

Apple's CEO Steve Jobs seemed up beat about the results during a conference call held for investors today. “If you annualize our quarterly revenue, it’s surprising that Apple is now a $50+ billion company,” said Jobs. Apple posted revenue of $15.68 billion and a net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share.

Jobs also hinted at future products that Apple is planning this year: “the new products we are planning to release this year are very strong, starting this week with a major new product that we’re really excited about.” It's widely expected that Apple will be introducing a tablet device, named the iPad, at an event on Wednesday January 27.

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