updated 05:45 pm EDT, Mon October 19, 2009
Notebooks buoy Apple computer sales
As a part of its fourth-quarter financial results, Apple has also produced detailed segment information. Revenue in the Americas is up 20 percent year-over-year, and now sits at $4.297 billion. European revenue has jumped a substantial 45 percent to $2.491 billion, while Japan has grown 36 percent to reach $434 million. Worldwide retail revenues are up 9 percent to $1.867 billion.
Some negative developments for Apple have emerged in the Mac and iPod realms. While Mac revenues have risen 9 percent to hit $3.952 billion, the company has also suffered a 20 percent decline in the money generated by desktops, for a total of $1.086 billion. Compensating is a 27 percent climb in notebook revenues to $2.866 billion.
iPod revenue is down 6 percent to $1.563 billion, reflecting an 8 percent slide in units. iPhone revenues are conversely up a dramatic 185 percent to $2.297 billion, though that figure also incorporates related products and services. Miscellaneous hardware (including peripheral) sales have slipped 8 percent to $393 million, but have been counterbalanced by software-related revenue, up 18 percent to $647 million.