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iPhone sales up, iPad sales down in latest Apple results

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iPhone sales up, iPad sales down in latest Apple results

Apple has revealed that sales of its iPhone hit 39.2 million in the three months from July to September, smashing last year’s total of 33.8 million in the same time period.

The figure also represents a boost compared to the 35.2 million iPhones sold from April to June this year. The latest number includes early sales of the company’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, which hit shelves at the end of September.

However, iPad sales continue to show no sign of dropping. Apple sold 12.3 million iPads in its most recent reported quarter, down from 14.1 million at the same time last year and 13.3 million in the previous three months.

Tim Cook has previously described slowing iPad sales as a ‘speed bump’, but these latest reported stats suggest the company will be pinning even more hope on its revamped iPad range, revealed in Cupertino last week.

This decline, however, did not stop Apple from posting record quarterly profits of $8.5 billion, a 13.3% jump on 2013. This number was also driven by growth in Mac sales, despite the global PC market continuing to stagnate.

iPhone sales figures are expected to be even bigger in the final quarter of 2014, driven by high demand for new models across the globe.

Source Apple

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