APPLE HAS REVEALED that it shifted 48 million iPhones during the past three months, but has kept quiet on Apple Watch sales.
Apple announced revenue of $48bn for the fiscal third quarter during its earnings call, up 32.5 percent on the $37.4bn posted in the year-ago quarter.
This saw the firm rake in $10.7bn in profit for the three-month period, compared with $7.7bn this time last year.
Part of this could be down to the arrival of the Apple Watch in April, but Apple remained tight-lipped about how many smartwatches it has sold so far.
However, the firm revealed that revenue for "other products", a category that also includes the iPod, Apple TV and Beats hardware, jumped almost 50 percent to $2.6bn compared with $1.76bn in the year-ago quarter.
CEO Tim Cook noted that the smartwatch got off to a "great start" and "exceeded internal expectations".
What's more, Apple CFO Luca Maestri said in an interview with The New York Times that Apple Watch "sales in its first nine weeks exceeded those of the iPhone and iPad in their first nine weeks of availability".
Apple announced iPhone sales of 47 million for the fiscal third quarter, falling slightly short of analyst expectations of 48.8 million.
Still, this is up from the 35.2 million iPhones sold in the year-ago quarter, no doubt owing to the popularity of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Cook also said during the earnings call that "Android switchers are at an all-time high", following reports that a third of iPhone buyers in Europe switched from Google's rival operating system.
Mac sales were also up, coming in at 4.7 million for the three-month period compared with 4.4 million in the year-ago quarter, and 4.5 million in Q2, adding weight to IDC's recent report placing Apple as the world's fourth largest PC maker.
Apple's Q3 results don't paint such a pretty picture for the iPad, which sold 10.9 million units during the quarter, down from 13.27 million this time last year and 12.6 million in the previous quarter.
However, Cook seemed pretty pleased with the numbers, and lauded the fact that App Store revenues grew 24 percent during the three-month period to $5bn.
"We had an amazing quarter, with iPhone revenue up 59 percent over last year, strong sales of Mac, all-time record revenue from services, driven by the App Store, and a great start for Apple Watch," he said.
"The excitement for Apple Music has been incredible, and we're looking forward to releasing iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2 to customers in the fall."
Despite Apple's bumper earnings, the firm saw its stock value plummet 8.3 percent following the earnings call.
Apple is expecting revenue for the fourth quarter of $49bn to $51bn. µ
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