Apple has announced the financial results for the first quarter of the 2013 fiscal year (which ended in December 29, 2012) with some record breaking numbers.
The following table shows the results of the first quarter, compared
to results from the previous quarter and the same quarter last year.
As you can see, the both the revenue and the profits have gone up
considerably over the last quarter. The sales of the iPhone, in
particular, have seen a massive increase, especially over the previous
quarter, no doubt thanks to the introduction of the iPhone 5.
The iPad sales saw a similar increase, again likely helped by the new
iPad mini and the refreshed iPad with Retina display. There was no
breakdown of the iPad sales according to the different models (similar
to the iPhone and iPod sales) but it's safe to assume the iPad mini got
the lion's share.
The only numbers that were down this quarter were for the iPod and
the Mac. The iPod sales were considerably higher compared to last
quarter thanks to the new iPods and the holiday season but were down
from the same period last year. The Mac sales have seen a considerable
decline, which Apple believes was due to the delays in the production of
the new iMac.
But even though numbers sound impressive enough, they failed to meet
analysts' expectations, which pointed to 50 million iPhones sold,
causing Apple's stock to drop by 10% in the after-hours trading.