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Apple Breaking Records with Third Quarter Results

Apple has just announced their third quarter fiscal results for 2010. 3.47 million Macs were sold this quarter, setting a quarterly record with a 33 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. iPod sales have predictably declined by 8 percent over the year-ago quarter, all while Apple managed to sell 9.41 million units. 8.4 million iPhones have been sold, representing a 61 precent increase, with 3.21 million iPads sold.

These are incredibly positive numbers for Apple all around, and Cupertino is claiming new records have been broken with record revenue earnings increase of 78 percent – a revenue of 15.7 billion dollars, with a new quarterly profit of 3.25 billion.

From Apple’s press statement:

“We’re really pleased to have generated over $4 billion of cash during the quarter,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the fourth fiscal quarter of 2010, we expect revenue of about $18 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share of about $3.44”

Steve Jobs is reported as saying, “iPad is off to a terrific start, more people are buying Macs than ever before, and we have amazing new products still to come this year.”

The numbers for Macs sold are quite amazing, especially as people expected sales to be cannibalized by the iPad. Even when Apple’s not showcasing their prime product, Macs are practically flying off the shelves.

You can catch Apple’s entire third quarter press release here.

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