updated 05:45 pm EDT, Mon October 18, 2010
Asia-Pacific rockets ahead by 157 percent
Alongside formally announced results, Apple has posted a detailed breakdown (PDF) of the figures from its fourth fiscal quarter. These include a 37 percent year-over-year increase in North American revenue to $7.186 billion, and a 69 percent jump in European figures to $5.458 billion. Still more dramatic is a 121 percent rise in Japanese revenue to $1.401 billion, and a 157 percent leap in the rest of the Asia-Pacific market, resulting in $2.732 billion.
Worldwide retail revenue is noted to have grown 75 percent to $3.566 billion. Desktop Macs, meanwhile, proved more significant than usual, gaining 58 percent in terms of units to reach 1.242 million, and 54 percent in terms of revenue to $1.676 billion. MacBook units rose 17 percent to 2.643 million, generating a 10 percent bump in revenue to $3.194 billion.
The iPad was responsible for $2.792 billion in revenue. The iPhone generated $8.822 billion, while the iPod brought in $1.477 billion, even though units slipped 11 percent year-over-year. Various other music products grew in worth 22 percent to $1.243 billion; peripherals were up at a similar rate to account for $477 million. Software and miscellaneous services inched ahead just 2 percent to $662 million.