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iPhone sales up, iPad sales down as Apple reports results

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iPhone sales up, iPad sales down as Apple reports results

iPhone sales have once again seen a huge year–on–year rise, as Apple continues to benefit from the ongoing momentum of the larger handsets it launched in September last year.

Sales of iPhones hit 47.5 million between April and June, a rise of 35% compared to the same period last year when it shifted 35.2 million.

The headline figure marks a drop from the 61.1 million sold between January and March, but still represents a high point considering sales tend to slow considerably as users delay upgrading their existing in the knowledge that new models will be along soon.

A new iPhone range, which may or may not include Plus-sized and low-cost plastic variants, is expected in the autumn.

In total, the iPhone accounted for $31.3 billion in revenue in the quarter to June, clearly making it Apple’s most successful product.

That helped Apple to accrue overall revenue of $49.6 billion, resulting in net profit of $10.7 billion.

The company enjoyed particular success in what it calls the Greater China area, with revenue jumping 112% year–on–year.

It wasn’t all good news, however. iPad sales dipped to 10.9 million, representing an 18% slide on last year, with revenues from the tablet dropping by 23%.

The tech giant is said to be working on new versions of its slate, including a larger iPad Pro model, in the hope of boosting sales.

Apple also refused to divulge specific sales figures for the Apple Watch, instead listing it alongside its Apple TV, iPod and Beats products. Revenue in that area grew by 49%.

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