Apple has reported its Q4 2012 financials, announcing its highest September quarter revenue and earnings ever.
The company said that it sold 5.3 million iPods in Q4 and 35 million in 2012 overall.
Apple also revealed that it generated $156 billion in revenue for the year.
Revenue for the quarter was $36 billion – a $7.7 billion (27%) increase year-on-year.
Operating margin for the company stood at $10.9 billion representing 30.4% of revenue with net income at $8.2 billion – an increase of 24% year-on-year.
The Q4 net income translated to diluted earnings per share of $8.67.
Recognised revenue from the iPhone sales (including accessories) in Q4 was $17.1 billion, compared to $11 billion in Q4 2011 (an increase of 56%).
Recognised revenue from the sales of iPads (including accessories) was $7.5 billion, compared to $6.9 billion in Q4 2011 – an increase of 9%.
“We established a new September quarter records for iPhone, iPad and Mac unit sales, leading to our highest September quarter revenue and earnings ever,” said senior vice president and chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer.
On Apple’s dedicated music hardware, Oppenheimer revealed, “We saw 5.3 million iPods compared to 6.6 million in the year ago quarter.
“iPod touch continues to account for our half of all iPods sold.
“iPod share the U.S. market for MP3 players was over 70% in the September quarter based on the latest data published by MPD,” he added. “iPod continue to be the top selling MP3 player in most countries we track based on the latest data published by GFK.”
Apple also reported an “amazing financial year” in 2012, generating $156 billion in revenue – up 45% on 2011 and reflecting growth of $48 billion.
Net income for the year was $41.7 billion – up 61% year-on-year.