Apple Sold 5.2 Million iPhones in Q3, Unable to Meet Overwhelming 3GS Demand

Apple has announced the results financial results for its 3rd fiscal quarter. As expected results once again shows impressive financial figures. What exactly Apple achieved during Q3? Lets have a look at these highlights:

  • Revenue of $8.34 billion and a net quarterly profit of $1.23 billion.
  • 2.6 million Macs sold– a 4% unit increase over the year-ago quarter.
  • 10.2 million iPods sold– a 7% unit decline from the year-ago quarter.
  • 5.2 million iPhones sold– a 626% unit growth over the year-ago quarter.

Thanks to the Lowered iPhone 3G pricing for such a whopping growth in iPhone sales. iPhone is producing “growing interest” thanks to iPhone OS 3.0 and iPhone 3GS which adds hardware encryption of data. JD Power ranked the iPhone the highest in satisfaction with business users.

iPhone performance for the company is so incredible that Steve Jobs had this to say:

We’re making our most innovative products ever and our customers are responding. We’re thrilled to have sold over 5.2 million iPhones during the quarter and users have downloaded more than 1.5 billion applications from our App Store in its first year.

There’s such a huge demand for iPhone that Apple is unable to meet that demand in some of the countries. Rogers seems to be dragging their feet as they still owe iPhone 3GS units to people who ordered almost a month ago! According Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook:

Apple can’t keep up with demand in the 18 countries where the 3GS model is now sold, a situation that won’t change in the “short term”

Apple is working towards bringing iPhone to China, it’s a priority project and expect it to happen within a year. Apple continues to see its partnering with AT&T as an “excellent relationship”.

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