Good news for the Mac from Apple's third quarter 2014 earnings: Mac sales were up 18 percent year over year, a new June quarter record: 4.4 million units sold. As a market, Windows PC sales are on the decline, which makes booming Mac sales even more remarkable.
Apple announced their Q3 2014 financial results today and the big numbers included 35.2m iPhones, 13.3m iPads, 4.4m Macs sold, $7.7 billion in in profit made. With no new product launches and no big holiday sales driving earnings, Apple still managed to improve year over year in almost all of their results. Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, had this to say:
Apple will be releasing their Q3 2014 financial results later today. Following the release of the results, expected around 4:30 PM ET, there will be a conference call, where we expect to hear from CEO Tim Cook and newly-appointed CFO Luca Maestri. The call will take place at 5:00 PM ET/ 2:00 PM PT, and will be broadcast on the web for from Apple's investor website.
Apple is scheduled to release its Q3 2014 financial results on July 22, and has announced the usual conference call will follow. The call will be streamed live on the Internet and will take place at 2 PM PT or 5 PM ET where Apple will "discuss the results of its third fiscal quarter."
No sooner did Apple announce its second quarter 2014 financial results than financial analysts and reporters called it a miss, because iPad sales were lower than analysts' expectations. In his preamble during the conference call to discuss those results, Apple CEO Tim Cook took a moment to address the discrepancy.
Apple today announced their financial results for Q4 2013 and it included 33.8 million iPhones, 14.1 million iPads, 4.6 million Macs sold. That's including the first weekend of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c sales, which, according to Apple's previous reports, counted for 9 million units all on their own. Revenue was $37.5 billion which allowed for quarterly net profit of $7.5 billion. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple:
Apple has announced that they will be holding their financial results conference call for Q4 on Thursday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET. This will be the first earnings call with the iPhone 5 sales numbers in them. The iPhone 5 sold 5 million units in its first weekend. It was on sale for a little over a week before the end of the quarter, so it will be interesting to see how much total sales are influenced by such a small window.
Apple has once again reported record profits for Q2 2012, earning $39.2 billion for a quarterly net profit of $11.6 billion. iPhone sales held strong with 35.1 million iPhones sold and 11.8 million iPads, and iPod limping along with 7.7 million iPods. 4 million Macs rounded out the major product lines.
Apple has announced that they'll be telling us precisely how insanely rich they are after new iPad sales on April 24, 2012. On the first weekend alone, Apple was able to sell three million new iPads, and one can only imagine how much that figure has ballooned since then, especially if the Q2 2012 results are taking into account the international releases that followed.