Ahead of the earnings call, analysts gave their best shots to estimate Apple’s bread and butter: the number of iPhones sold during the past quarter. Who had it right? Well, the numbers are in, so it’s easy to tell: Apple sold 47.5 million iPhones in the June quarter and reported a quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion, with sales generating a net profit of $10.7 billion.
Here is Apple’s third fiscal quarter in sales numbers:
– 47.5 million iPhones
– 10.9 million iPads
– 4.8 million Mac computers
“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,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “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.”
“In the third quarter our year-over-year growth rate accelerated from the first half of fiscal 2015, with revenue up 33 percent and earnings per share up 45 percent,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We generated very strong operating cash flow of $15 billion, and we returned over $13 billion to shareholders through our capital return program.”
Apple’s latest sales numbers compare to the previous quarter, when the company reported 61.1 million iPhones sold and $58 billion in revenue.