iPhone sales were up 17 percent compared to the second quarter
last year (43.7 million phones sold versus 37.4 million the year
before). Revenues from the smartphones were up, too, from $22.95
billion to $26.06 billion, an increase of 13 percent. The iPhone
now accounts for fully 57 percent of Apple’s overall revenues (up
from 53 percent last year).
In his comments, Apple CEO Tim Cook said demand for each of the
three current iPhone models (the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iPhone
4s) has been stronger than predecessor (a pointed rebuke, perhaps,
to those who have proclaimed the 5c to be a failure). He also
pointed out that phone sales were particularly robust in Asian
markets, particularly Japan and China (where the addition of China
Mobile as a carrier and iPhone 4s pricing led to an all-time sales
iPad sales were effectively flat, year-over-year; Mac sales were slightly up (which is impressive, given the continuing decline of the overall PC market).