Last night, Apple announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2015. The Cupertino-based company posted revenues of $58 billion, and a quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion. As for the sales, Apple sold 61.1 million iPhones, 12.6 million iPads and 4.5 million Macs. Also Read - Apple App store removes this popular dating app for spreading misinformationAlso Read - Apple adds UPI, RuPay, net banking on App Store: How to add new payment methods
In comparison, Apple s revenues and net profit last quarter were $74.6 billion, and $18 billion. While in the second quarter of 2014, Apple s revenues and net profit were $45.6 billion and $10.2 billion respectively. Also Read - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' job application sold for over Rs 2.5 crore
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.
After breaking all its records in the previous quarter, all eyes were on if Apple could maintain the strong sales numbers. While the number of iPhones sold came down from 74 million in last quarter to 61.1 million, it is still higher than the 43.7 million iPhones sold in the same quarter last year.
Apple s iPads though continued their decline. Compared to the 21.4 million iPads sold last quarter, Apple only sold 12.6 million iPads this quarter. This is also less than the 16.3 million iPads sold in the same quarter last year.
Towards the end of last year, IDC reported that while iPads still ruled the global tablet segment, they were increasingly losing their market share. In its Q4 earnings last year, Cook acknowledged the decline in sales, but claimed that he viewed it as a speed bump, not a huge issue.
As for Macs, Apple sold 4.5 million units this quarter. This is up from the quarter last year when it sold 4.1 million Macs, but was down when compared to the 5.5 Macs sold last quarter.