Apple Plays The Q3 Numbers
Apple's out with its third quarter financials with figures for all of its hardware categories. Topping things off are record sales of the iPad, which jumped 84% year-over-year and 44% from the previous quarter to 17 million units. iPhone sales were also up year-over-year to 26 million units, up 28% versus the quarter last year but down from 30 million units in the second quarter, as consumers await the next version. And in spite of new MacBooks, year-over-year growth was only 2% for desktops. And iPods are continuing the decline, as phones and tablets take over. The non-phone is down 10% year-over-year to sales of 6.8 million for the quarter. Still the iPod Touch continues to be the most popular device in the category far, accounting for more than half of all iPod sales.