The technology giant Apple posted a net profit of 11.622 million dollars from January to March, its second quarter of fiscal 2012, which represented a 94.1 percent year on year and a record for that time of year, said the California company.
The company entered in the last three months of $ 39.186 million, 58.8 percent more than during the first quarter of 2011, thanks to good sales performance of its two most popular devices, the iPhone and the iPad tablet.
These results beat analysts’ expectations that lower profits and revenues estimated at 22 and 6 percent respectively. As a result, shares of Apple, which had contributed to the decline in recent trading sessions, were revalued by 6.8 percent in the negotiations following the close of Wall Street.
The main novelty of Apple during the past quarter was the launch of the third generation of its iPad tablet, a debut that today described the company’s CEO, Tim Cook, as a “great success”.
The new iPhone hit the market in the U.S. March 16 and during the first weekend were shipped 3 million units, a record amount compared with the premieres of his predecessors tablets.
Between early January and late March Apple iPhone sold 11.8 million, a 151 percent year on year and a record for the quarter, although the figure did not exceed the iPad shipped 15.4 million in the previous quarter .
Apple did not disclose how many of the iPad tablet sold were for the next generation and how the previous model, iPad 2, which is marketed from mid-March with reduced price.
Last quarter, the Cupertino-based company also sold 35.1 million and 4 million iPhone Mac, 88 and 7 percent respectively a year ago.
In the last three months of 2011 were sold 37 million smartphones from Apple, and 5.2 million from their personal computers.
The cross of the company once again be your iPod, whose sales fell 15 percent in a quarter where consumers bought 7.7 million units in the past, the company’s flagship product.
Apple experienced a breakthrough in the Chinese market where he achieved record quarterly revenues of 7,900 million dollars, as Cook said, or what it is, three times between January and March 2011.
Behind this growth was found in the iPhone launch in January that caused so much excitement 4S that the company was forced to postpone the opening of some of their stores, fearing he could not address the crowd gathered to acquire new product.
Apple sold 5 times more iPhones in China in the last quarter than the same period last year.
The next big news to reach the Asian country will be the new iPhone, expected to be available in the coming months.
China’s situation contrasts with that of Spain, a country that Cook said he is “weak” in a commercial for Apple at this time of economic crisis on companies such as Telefonica also chose to withdraw discounts for buying new mobile phones.
“Our revenues increased in Spain during the last quarter but less than in the rest of Europe and the world. Spain is going through a terrible economic situation,” said Cook.
Apple announced that there are currently more than 600,000 applications available for your platform IOS, including 200,000 for iPad, and noted that since the submission of icloud in October and had been discharged more than 125 million customers.
Between January and March, Apple opened two new stores, one in Amsterdam and one in Houston, and the total number of visitors to its stores around the world rose by 19 percent to 85 million people.
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