Apple isn’t slowing down; Sells 33.8m iPhones, 14m iPads in Q4

The iPhone 5S brings a number of new features, including a new fingerprint scanner and 64-bit processing.

Apple sold a lot of iPhones in the final fiscal quarter of 2013, 33.8 million to be exact. The company has been getting a lot of hassle recently over the supposed failure of its new ‘budget’ iPhone 5C device, and whether the company has lost its charm since the passing of Jobs, the company’s recently fiscal announcement has gone a long way in silencing critics however.

Although iPad sales were below expectations, with sales of 14 million during the quarter, the company brought in revenues topping $37.5 billion, or earnings of $8.26 per share. The figure eclipsed the average forecast by analysts, $7.92 per share on sales of $36.8 billion.

“We’re excited to go into the holidays with our new iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, iOS 7, the new iPad Mini with Retina Display, and the incredibly thin and light iPad Air, new MacBook Pros, the radical new Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks, and the next-generation iWork and iLife apps for OS X and iOS,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.

A number of those products referenced by Tim Cook, including the new iPads and Mac Pro, were not included in this latest fiscal report as they were only introduced at an event last week. It will be interesting to see how they perform in the months ahead however; for its next quarter Apple expects to bring in between $55 billion and $58 billion, with a margin ranging from 36.5 to 37.5 percent.


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