Smartphone manufacturer is increasing its hold on the market despite falling profits

Apple sells record number of iPhones

Apple has posted record iPhone sales as part of its Q3 FY2013 earnings.

Apple sold a record 31.2 million iPhones, far above last year’s sales of 26 million.

By comparison, the company sold 14.6 million iPads – a decline from last year’s 17 million – and 3.8 million Macintosh PCs, also a slight drop from last year’s sales of four million for the quarter.

The company drew a quarterly revenue of $35.3 billion and a net profit of $6.9 billion.

Last year revenue for the same period was $35 billion with a profit of $8.8 billion.

“We are especially proud of our record June quarter iPhone sales of over 31 million and the strong growth in revenue from iTunes, software and services,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

“We are really excited about the upcoming releases of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, and we are laser-focused and working hard on some amazing new products that we will introduce in the fall and across 2014.”

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