Apple Sells 5.2 Million iPhones in Q3, Up 626% Compared to Last Year

Apple’s Q3 results were announced yesterday afternoon during a conference call, and once again their numbers are nothing but impressive given the current state of everybody pinching their pennies. Just how successful was Apple in Q3? Let’s take a look at the numbers:

– Revenue of $8.34 billion and a net quarterly profit of $1.23 billion
– 2.6 million Macs sold– a four percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter.
– 10.2 million iPods sold–a seven percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.
5.2 million iPhones sold–a 626 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter.


Son of a gun, that’s a lot of iPhones sold, eh? I guess it helps when you lower the price of the iPhone 3G to $99 and introduce the iPhone 3GS to rabid early adopters (like yours truly). The number that strikes me is the growth of iPhone sales in just one year. It’s quite incredible, so much so that Steve Jobs had this to say:

“We’re making our most innovative products ever and our customers are responding,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re thrilled to have sold over 5.2 million iPhones during the quarter and users have downloaded more than 1.5 billion applications from our App Store in its first year.”

Well said, Steve-O. Now, how about explaining more to us about our current iPhone 3GS shortage in Canada? What’s the word on that? Rogers seems to be dragging their feet as they still owe iPhone 3GS units to people who ordered almost a month ago! According Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, he had this to say:

Apple can’t keep up with demand in the 18 countries where the 3GS model is now sold, a situation that won’t change in the “short term,” Cook said.

Yeah, we know. There are still lots of depressed Canadians waiting for their iPhone 3GS to arrive. Let’s not make them feel any worse by getting those shipments out on time please! Who’s still waiting for their iPhone 3GS to arrive? When did you order?