Se você estava imaginando quão grande seriam as vendas do iPad na época do Natal, a resposta é muito. A Apple vendeu 7,33 milhões de tablets no último trimestre que colaboraram para o lucro recorde de U$6 bilhões. E nós ainda não falamos dos iPhones.

A venda de iPhones no último trimestre atingiu a marca de 16,24 milhões de aparelhos. Em comparação ao mesmo período de 2009/2010, o crescimento foi de 86%. Assim, a Apple vendeu quase tanto iPhones quanto iPods (19,45 milhões).

O lucro recorde foi acompanhado por uma receita recorde – U$26,74 bilhões, ou quase o dobro da marca do último ano, de U$15,68 bilhões.

Record Mac, iPhone, iPad Sales Drive Highest Revenue and Earnings Ever
Revenue Grows 71 Percent; Earnings Grow 78 Percent
CUPERTINO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 first quarter ended December 25, 2010. The Company posted record revenue of $26.74 billion and record net quarterly profit of $6 billion, or $6.43 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $15.68 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38.5 percent compared to 40.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
“Looking ahead to the second fiscal quarter of 2011, we expect revenue of about $22 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share of about $4.90.”
Apple sold 4.13 million Macs during the quarter, a 23 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 16.24 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 86 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 19.45 million iPods during the quarter, representing a seven percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter. The Company also sold 7.33 million iPads during the quarter.
“We had a phenomenal holiday quarter with record Mac, iPhone and iPad sales,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We are firing on all cylinders and we’ve got some exciting things in the pipeline for this year including iPhone 4 on Verizon which customers can’t wait to get their hands on.”
“We couldn’t be happier with the performance of our business, generating $9.8 billion in cash flow from operations during the December quarter,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the second fiscal quarter of 2011, we expect revenue of about $22 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share of about $4.90.”