updated 04:50 pm EDT, Wed October 18, 2006
Apple's 4Q by the numbers
Apple today posted a profit of $546 million on strong shipments of Mac portables and a very strong retail quarter. The company said that its overall Mac shipments increased by 30 percent over the year-ago quarter to 1.61 million and that its Mac sales from its own retail division increased by 60 percent from the year-ago quarter. The company saw an increase of 56 percent in portable sales from year ago quarter, while desktop sales rose by a meager 4 percent. The company had very strong Mac shipments in virtually all of its operating segments, except Japan, where it saw a 13 percent decrease in unit shipments from the year-ago quarter (iPod, though, helped it grow 28 percent in revenue from the year-ago quarter). The company saw a 23 percent increase in CPU sales from the year-ago quarter in the Americas and a strong 32 percent increase in Europe. iPod sales increased by 35 percent from the year ago quarter, but average selling price decreased.