Apple announced its financial results for the third fiscal quarter of 2012 on Tuesday and, while the numbers were a bit down by Apple standards (in that they didn't grow as much as in previous quarters), they were the kind of figures most companies would kill for. Some highlights:
- Overall, the company earned US$8.8 billion on $35 billion in revenue. Both numbers were up over the same quarter in 2011.
- Apple sold 26 millions iPhones (28% up from 2011) and 17 million iPads (up 84%).
- The decline of the iPod line continued. Apple sold 6.8 million iPods in the quarter, down 10% from the third-quarter 2011.
- The Apple TV continues to be an unexpectedly strong performer. In the quarter, 1.3 million units were sold (up 170%), for a total of 6.8 million Apple TVs sold all time.
- In non-financial news, Apple released a slew of updated iOS apps this week, including Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Podcasts, and iTunes U. The updates are free to owners of the apps, while a few of those apps are paid. You'll find them all at the App Store, of course.