Apple iPhone sales up 29% YoY in Q1 FY13

Tom Pakinkis
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Apple sold 47.8m iPhones and 22.9m iPads in Q1 of its 2013 financial year (Q4 2012), an increase of approximately 29% and 49% respectively year-on-year.

The tech giant also reported 12.7 million iPods sold across the period compared to 15.4 million in 2011.

The company’s chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer said that he was “very pleased” at the increase in hardware sales.

“This represents a rate of almost 3.7 million iPhones per week in the current year quarter compared to 2.6 million per week in the year ago quarter,” he pointed out. “That’s an average increase of 39% per week consistent with IDC’s latest published forecast for the global smartphone market in the December quarter.”

Meanwhile, the rise in iPad sales translates to over 1.7 million iPads per week in the current year quarter compared to 1.1 million per week over the same period last year.

On iPod sales for Q4 2012, Oppenheimer said, “iPod Touch was a popular item in the holiday season and continues to account for over of half of all iPods sold during the December quarter.

“iPod’s share of US market for MP3 players was over 70% in the December quarter based on the latest data published by MPD and iPod continued to be the top selling MP3 player in most countries we track based on the latest data published by GFK.”

The rise in hardware sales was not enough for Wall Street, however. They fell short of analyst expectations along with Apple’s financials (which can be seen here) causing the company’s share price to dip as much as 10% in after hours trading last night.

Elsewhere, iTunes generated a record $2.1bn in revenues in Apple's Q1 FY13.


Tags: apple, products, ipad, Retail, iPhone, Sales, Tech, iPhone 5

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