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Apple reveals iPhone sales rise in latest results

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Apple reveals iPhone sales rise in latest results

Apple has posted yet another set of record quarterly results, with sales of the iPhone continuing to boom.

In the three months from July to September, the Cupertino company shifted 48 million iPhones, rising from 39 million in the same period last year. That number doesn’t include the iPhone 6S, which went on sale the day after Apple’s financial quarter ended.

That means Apple is likely to deliver massive sales figures in January when it reveals just how many iPhones it shifted in the traditionally busy run up to Christmas. The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus managed to shift 13 million units in their opening weekend alone.

In a conference call after the results were revealed, Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed that 30% of all iPhone purchases in the quarter were a result of users switching from Google Android. That represents the largest number since Apple started counting so–called switchers in 2012, according to Cupertino’s own PR.

However, it’s not all good news. iPad since sales again slid, dropping to 9.9 million compared to 12.3 million from July to September 2014. Apple will be hoping the launch of its new iPad Pro, due on shelves next month, will help bolster the struggling tablet.

Apple’s net profit for the quarter came in at $11.1 billion (£7.25 billion), jumping from $8.5 billion (£5.5 billion) last year. 62% of all sales were made outside of the United States.

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