61.2m iPhone sales help Apple to yet another record quarter

Apple has reported revenues of $58bn for the quarter ending March, marking yet another record trading period for the company.

The big success was iPhone, which shipped 61.2m units in the period thanks very much to booming sales of both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China. In the same quarter last year the company sold 43.7m iPhones.

It’s down on the last quarter of 2014, however, when Apple sold 74.5m iPhones.

Chinese revenues for the period shot up 71 per cent year-on-year to reach $16.82bn. American revenues grew 19 per cent to $21.3bn.

The only negative for Apple was a year-on-year decrease in sales of iPad, which fell from 16.3m units last year to 12.6m this.

We are thrilled by the continued strength of iPhone, Mac and the App Store, which drove our best March quarter results ever,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said. We’re seeing a higher rate of people switching to iPhone than we’ve experienced in previous cycles, and we’re off to an exciting start to the June quarter with the launch of Apple Watch.”

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