Apple today announced their third quarter earnings for 2012, which included 26 million iPhones, 17 million iPads, 6.8 million iPods, and 4 million Macs. Quarterly revenue was $35.0 billion and quarterly net profit was $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per diluted share. Comments from Apple executives included:
We’re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve also just updated the entire MacBook line, will release Mountain Lion tomorrow and will be launching iOS 6 this Fall. We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products we’ve got in the pipeline.
We’re continuing to invest in the growth of our business and are pleased to be declaring a dividend of $2.65 per share today,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the fourth fiscal quarter, we expect revenue of about $34 billion and diluted earnings per share of about $7.65.”
There will also be a cash dividend of $2.65 per share.
Apple will be holding their usual conference call in a few minutes to repeat and expand on these results. As usual, we'll be blogging it live at on iMore.com