Apple sells 37.4 million iPhones and 19.5 million iPads in Q1 2013

Apple has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2013 (which the company itself refers to as its 'Q2 2013' earnings, as these are for the second quarter of its 2013 fiscal year) and it continues to sell a ton of iPhones and iPads. The company revealed that it sold 37.4 million iPhones and 19.5 million iPads during the quarter that ended March 30th. That compares to 35.1 million iPhones and 11.8 million iPads for the same period a year ago.

Apple's press release revealed that revenues for the quarter came in at $43.6 billion, with a net income of $9.5 billion. However, that number is lower than the $11.6 billion in net income it brought in for the same period a year ago. Mac sales units were slightly lower, with 3.9 million units for the quarter versus four million units for the same period a year ago. iPod sales came in at 5.6 million units compared to 7.6 million units from the same period a year ago.

The numbers were ahead of analysts expectations and as a result, Apple's stock is now up five percent in after hours trading. However, Apple's revenue predictions for the second quarter of 2013 are between $33.5 billion to $35.5 billion, which is lower than what analysts were expecting. Apple typically is highly conservative when it comes to their forward guidance.

Apple likely sold a lot of their iPad mini tablets last quarter

The biggest surprise is that Apple sold a lot more iPads that expected for the quarter, but at the moment there's no word on how many of those units were the more expensive 10 inch model or the cheaper 7.8 inch iPad mini.

Source: Apple

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So the truth is, Apple is selling far less than they used to. Over 2 billion in profit less than last year.

That means Apple must be dieing also. Just like the news articles about Microsoft... Just because their sales were lower. But no, the media continues to distort the truth and only trash the PC. It's truly sickening and makes me angry.

37.4 million iphones, 19.5 million ipads,5.6 million ipods,3.9 million mac

same quarter last year

35 million iphones, 11.8 million ipads,7.6 million ipods,4 million macs


CaptainBeno said,
How many surface pros sold lmao rofl

3.9 million Macs sold lmao rofl. Microsoft sells that many copies of Windows per day.

SoylentG said,

3.9 million Macs sold lmao rofl. Microsoft sells that many copies of Windows per day.

A copy of Windows isn't a computer.

virtorio said,
A copy of Windows isn't a computer.

A copy of Windows is still a license for MS that will run on a computer.. BTW, the majority of Licenses sold are new computers..

Bad comparison dude. If Apple could lower their prices and get the same kind of gaming support and software support, Microsoft would die a miserable death.

JHBrown said,
Bad comparison dude. If Apple could lower their prices and get the same kind of gaming support and software support, Microsoft would die a miserable death.

Right. "If". But they can't. Your point is?

bviktor said,
Right. "If". But they can't. Your point is?

It's not can't but simply won't because it doesn't make sense to race to the bottom. Btw, for most people outside of the United States the lower US dollar has resulted in the price of Apple products reducing over time - in a space of tend years the cost of an entry level iMac has halved in price - I'm not complaining about that!

Yeah, right, Apple doesn't want to increase profit, it doesn't want to be first, they want to "think different", that seems obvious in regards of a for-profit company, dude.

JHBrown said,
Look at the Microsoft fans above just trying to squeeze every bit of hope from this article.

They don't realize that both MS AND Apple are headed for the dustbin of history!

JHBrown said,
If only Linux could play my games, man would I be gone along with millions of others.

If only Linux could become commercial, then it wouldn't be Linux.

this year

37.4 million iphones, 19.5 million ipads,5.6 million ipods,3.9 million mac

same quarter last year

35 million iphones, 11.8 million ipads,7.6 million ipods,4 million macs

other than ipads up(probably has more to do with the cheaper ipad mini with lower margins), it looks like apple has not made increases from a year ago. their profits are also down. sucks to be a shareholder.

vcfan said,
this year

37.4 million iphones, 19.5 million ipads,5.6 million ipods,3.9 million mac

same quarter last year

35 million iphones, 11.8 million ipads,7.6 million ipods,4 million macs

other than ipads up(probably has more to do with the cheaper ipad mini with lower margins), it looks like apple has not made increases from a year ago. their profits are also down. sucks to be a shareholder.

I'm pretty sure their profits are down even though unit sales are up because the mini is eating into the original which costs way more and has better profit margins. Now there's rumors of a cheaper iPhone to? That will just add to shrinking margins in the end.

It's not that bad to be a shareholder! The shares went down in the past months because of hedge funds selling off to make a profit. Apple today announched a 15% increase in dividends and will be giving back many billions to shareholders. The stock price also increased and the year hasn't even started in terms of announcements for apple. The share price will definitely increase.

szo said,
It's not that bad to be a shareholder! The shares went down in the past months because of hedge funds selling off to make a profit. Apple today announched a 15% increase in dividends and will be giving back many billions to shareholders. The stock price also increased and the year hasn't even started in terms of announcements for apple. The share price will definitely increase.

When Microsoft started giving away dividends, it was called an act of desperation. Apple gives away and increases dividends, and it is good to be a shareholder.

And since when did the stock dropping 43% mean it is good to be a shareholder? Who cares if it is hedge funds selling, the average person selling, or whatever reason, a drop is still a drop.

Apple has a 18% Y.O.Y. decline in profits, and they are prepared to win the future with their products.
Microsoft has an 18% Y.O.Y. increase in profit, and they are a failure company with only failure products like Win8 and Surface.

They both will be failures in distant future (10 years) when all people would have all kinds of personal devices with good enough hardware and software. Also Google will be failure as soon as everybody would understand how to block advertisements.

Only IT companies related to biotechnologies would survive. At least my crystal ball says so.

I didn't need to read it, I can summarize a bunch of rambling in one sentence:

"I [Andy Weir] hate metro so therefore everyone else hates it and by extension all of Microsoft just like me"

BTW, this is not to say Apple did bad, but that people are claiming MS is about to die, when they are actually growing while Apple, the darling of the media, is not.

And I demand Apple open their books - they did not give exact numbers of how many iPad vs. iPad mini were sold, and as we know from accusations against Microsoft, this means that they have something to hide.

SoylentG said,
Apple has a 18% Y.O.Y. decline in profits, and they are prepared to win the future with their products.
Microsoft has an 18% Y.O.Y. increase in profit, and they are a failure company with only failure products like Win8 and Surface.

Both companies are prosperous, but the iPhone and iPad are doing far better (sales-wise) than the Surface/Windows Phone devices.

maxslaterrobins said,

Both companies are prosperous, but the iPhone and iPad are doing far better (sales-wise) than the Surface/Windows Phone devices.

Surface is not competing with iPad. Surface is competing with Nexus and it is winning that battle. Windows 8 is competing with iPad and Android.

Windows Phone is actually growing market share YoY, something you can't say for iPhone. Apple v. Microsoft is classic tortoise and the hare.

maxslaterrobins said,

Both companies are prosperous, but the iPhone and iPad are doing far better (sales-wise) than the Surface/Windows Phone devices.


Ahhh yes, the Apple fanboy way of arguing. You can compare Windows to MacOS when comparing the number of people upgrading the first week because MacOS had a higher percentage of people upgrading, but you cannot compare the marketshare because you need to buy a Mac computer to run OSX. You can compare the Surface Pro to the iPad when comparing battery life, but you cannot compare the Surface Pro to the iPad when comparing the number of apps available, because that is not fair. It is unfair to compare iPhones to Androids because there are many more Android device makers, and Apple is the only company making iPhone, but we need to compare one device manufacturer to one device manufacturer (even when there is not a 1:1 in type of device) and not all Windows computers sold to the number of iPhones sold.

These are the arguments we have heard in the past, but now we can compare a phone to a computer like the Surface Pro because the phone sells more. Well my Surface Pro is much more powerful, can run many times more programs, I can install apps from anywhere, I am not limited to what Apple allows me to install, I can and do run full Photoshop, development tools like Visual Studio, but that is not fair, right?

Why not just again throw out the claim/lie that Surface Pro is a failure because you cannot edit video or MP3s on it, but you can on your iPhone.

SoylentG said,
Apple has a 18% Y.O.Y. decline in profits, and they are prepared to win the future with their products.
Microsoft has an 18% Y.O.Y. increase in profit, and they are a failure company with only failure products like Win8 and Surface.

Don't worry, both companies are utterly doomed. In 10 years, you won't hear ANYONE mention either company (at least when talking about modern tech).

John Nemesh said,

Don't worry, both companies are utterly doomed. In 10 years, you won't hear ANYONE mention either company (at least when talking about modern tech).

Let me guess, you are a Google supporter? Wait, let me guess again, a Linux supporter?

People talk about increase/decrease. MS products would increase because they just came to the market. Apple would decline because how many people buy a new Ipad every month?

Be reasonable.

SoylentG said,
Apple has a 18% Y.O.Y. decline in profits, and they are prepared to win the future with their products.
Microsoft has an 18% Y.O.Y. increase in profit, and they are a failure company with only failure products like Win8 and Surface.

You'll find that most of the whining revolves around the stagnant share price and dependency on Office and Windows sales thus the concern is about the long term sales - IMHO though these 'concerns' are misplaced when you consider all the parts of Microsoft that are emerging such as the online services whose revenue is rising and losses are dropping, XBox sales are strong, Office is expanding into new services and products and Windows is becoming less important when compared to what is sitting on top; think of the future as a post-OS where the focus is on the ecosystem and services rather than big OS releases, an OS is a means to an end and not and ends in and of itself.

You got that exactly right about"Andy Weir". He dislikes Windows 8 so therefore everyone does in his eyes.

If he is unable to figure out Windows 8, then the last thing he needs to be doing is writing tech articles.