updated 04:45 pm EDT, Mon October 22, 2007
Apple Q4 numbers breakdown
In yet another successful quarter, Apple on Monday said it shipped a record number of Macs -- about 2.1 million, which was well ahead of both Gartner and IDC estimates. The company said that the record quarter beat its previous record by over 400,000 units or by about 25 percent. Helped by its new iMac, the company shipped 817,000 desktops, a 31 percent year-over-year increase and also shipped 1.35 million portables, more than 37 percent more than the year-ago quarter. Unit ales in Europe skyrocketed by 46 percent over the year-ago quarter, while the US grew by 24 percent compared with the year-ago quarter. The company also saw its retail division sell 46 percent more Macs.
The company continued its success in the MP3 device market, selling more than 10.2 million units during the quarter--almost 17 percent more than the year-ago quarter. The company also continued with strong iPhone sales, selling nearly 1.2 million units for a total of 1,389,000 devices sold during its fiscal 2007--or only about 3 months. The iPhone earned contributed about $118 million to the company's sales during the September quarter--including revenue from from iPhone handset sales, carrier agreements, and Apple-branded and third-party iPhone accessories.