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Apple Makes $156.5 Billion in 2012; Sold 125 Million iPhones

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Firm makes profit of $41.66 billion.

Apple's long-awaited fiscal 2012 financial report has been announced, with the firm recording $156.5 billion in sales during the year thus far.

The firm's current quarter commenced last month, which Apple expects to record $52 billion in sales that would naturally be spearheaded by the iPhone 5's launch.

Apple's total sales for 2012 so far equals $156.5 billion, with the biggest proportion of that figure attributed to the first quarter where it made $46.33 billion in sales.

As for Apple's profits for the entire fiscal year, it made $41.66 billion. Again, its most successful quarter was the first due to the sale of 37 million iPhones.

Apple now has $121.25 billion in cash. During the end of this quarter in 2011, that figure was about $81 billion. The world's most valuable company maintains its position as the world's largest hedge fund.

A total of 58.31 million iPads were sold in the year with Apple CEO Tim Cook describing the figure as "unprecedented", although analysts were expecting 3 million more sales of the tablet. The company attributed the lower-than-expected figure to rumors of new models such as the iPad Mini.

iPhone sales equaled 125 million units, with the majority of them being sold during the first half of the year. Apple sold 37.04 million during its first quarter and 25.06 in the second quarter. The third and fourth quarters, meanwhile, experienced sales of 26.03 million and 26.91 million units, respectively.

Other sales figures announced are:

  • 35.16 million iPods sold.
  • 18.15 million Macs sold.
  • 5.3 million Apple TV set-top boxes sold.
  • 33 retail stores opened (40 stores opened in 2011).


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  • 23 Hide
    nebun , October 28, 2012 7:07 PM
    apple is getting big...very big...maybe this is a bad thing
  • 21 Hide
    house70 , October 28, 2012 7:25 PM
    mcd023ready Apple complainers. Set. GO!!


    *crickets* (as in nobody gives a rat's a$$)
  • 18 Hide
    SpadeM , October 28, 2012 7:22 PM
    Not really a complaint but the title should say apple made 41.66 billion ... since that's the amount they're actually left. Not that it's a small amount but just say...
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  • 23 Hide
    nebun , October 28, 2012 7:07 PM
    apple is getting big...very big...maybe this is a bad thing
  • 18 Hide
    SpadeM , October 28, 2012 7:22 PM
    Not really a complaint but the title should say apple made 41.66 billion ... since that's the amount they're actually left. Not that it's a small amount but just say...
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    memadmax , October 28, 2012 7:25 PM
    I'm glad apple is doing well...
    But I'm not glad that they are not doing it in the US, I.E. creating manufacturing jobs here. Theres plenty of people here that will work even for min wage...

    Something is better than nothing....
  • 21 Hide
    house70 , October 28, 2012 7:25 PM
    mcd023ready Apple complainers. Set. GO!!


    *crickets* (as in nobody gives a rat's a$$)
  • 14 Hide
    lolkillerbr , October 28, 2012 7:32 PM
    $690,943.70 of profit for every employee: that's what I call Surplus value.
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    dark_wizzie , October 28, 2012 8:22 PM
    ericburnbySays the person who comments anyway.

    Find something new to say, seriously.
  • 17 Hide
    bllue , October 28, 2012 8:28 PM
    Apple is degrading the tech industry and holding it back
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    ericburnby , October 28, 2012 8:44 PM
    bllueApple is degrading the tech industry and holding it back

    Stupid comment of the day goes to you.

    How is Apple holding anything back? Has Intel slowed its progress in making new processors because of something Apple did? Is Apple forcing you to buy their products over competitors? Are Dell, HP, Lenovo, ASUS, Samsung and others given up on introducing new and innovative products because of Apple? Has Apple's existence prevented you from building your own custom gaming rig with your choice of smoking fast graphics cards and SSD's?

    The tech industry has been humming along fine for 30 years now and every year processors are getting faster, storage is getting cheaper and new technologies are coming out people would have never dreamed about a few years earlier.
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    deksman , October 28, 2012 9:06 PM
    Why are company financial reports (earnings, debts and so forth) part of a TECH site?
    I mean, just because a company produces consumer grade tech doesn't mean its financial reports are part of tech news - that would be in a different section.

    I'm getting really tired of such articles.
    They have nothing to do with technology itself.
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    freggo , October 28, 2012 9:18 PM
    ericburnbyStupid comment of the day goes to you...
    Are Dell, HP, Lenovo, ASUS, Samsung and others given up on introducing new and innovative products because of Apple?


    Actually Apple is ! You can bet you behind that Dell, HP etc. are spending a load of money on attorneys to figure out what they can, and can not bring to market.
    It cuts back on competition and forced people into buying things they may not have bought. Or make it impossible for someone to buy a NON Apple product because it simply never made it past the legal team.


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    Anonymous , October 28, 2012 10:48 PM
    disgusting
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    blazorthon , October 28, 2012 11:06 PM
    deksmanWhy are company financial reports (earnings, debts and so forth) part of a TECH site?I mean, just because a company produces consumer grade tech doesn't mean its financial reports are part of tech news - that would be in a different section.I'm getting really tired of such articles.They have nothing to do with technology itself.


    Knowing how a tech-related company most certainly is doing financially is relevant to technology. If you're tired of such articles, then there's no good reason for you to read and/or comment on their comments sections. However, your opinion of them doesn't make them any less relevant to the topic.
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    unksol , October 28, 2012 11:08 PM
    Quote:
    I'm glad apple is doing well...
    But I'm not glad that they are not doing it in the US, I.E. creating manufacturing jobs here. Theres plenty of people here that will work even for min wage...

    Something is better than nothing....


    Not as true as you'd think. We've had many people apply and refuse to take a really easy job, for 40% better than minimum wage, in a city with low cost of living.

    Why you may ask? Because they make more, or slightly less, to sit on unemployment and do nothing. Naturally when those of us who take what work we can get, work 2 jobs and pay taxes to pay them won't have 79 weeks of unemployment insurance waiting if we needed it.

    not that.that matters as apple can pay well over that, and would replace.most employees with machines anyway.
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    Anonymous , October 28, 2012 11:22 PM
    Apple IS big enough to build their own chip foundries and build their own CPUs. Apple is big enough to get Intel outside of their computers! I hope Apple will order a custom X86 APU from AMD with an AMD custom GPU, and all made in an Apple foundry. This will put Intel in their place, and hold down the cost of CPUs for the entire industry!
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    agnickolov , October 28, 2012 11:25 PM
    Well, that's over $10 billion in taxes if they were to actually pay them...
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    blazorthon , October 28, 2012 11:36 PM
    Quote:
    Apple IS big enough to build their own chip foundries and build their own CPUs. Apple is big enough to get Intel outside of their computers! I hope Apple will order a custom X86 APU from AMD with an AMD custom GPU, and all made in an Apple foundry. This will put Intel in their place, and hold down the cost of CPUs for the entire industry!


    That would probably be horrid. There's no way that I can see that Apple would do better than Intel in chip design/making, let alone with better ethical practices and this is Intel, a company that has been facing courts for years due to their malpractice/anti-competitive behavior we're talking about as the moral leader in this comparison.
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    alidan , October 29, 2012 1:39 AM
    ericburnbyStupid comment of the day goes to you.How is Apple holding anything back? Has Intel slowed its progress in making new processors because of something Apple did? Is Apple forcing you to buy their products over competitors? Are Dell, HP, Lenovo, ASUS, Samsung and others given up on introducing new and innovative products because of Apple? Has Apple's existence prevented you from building your own custom gaming rig with your choice of smoking fast graphics cards and SSD's?The tech industry has been humming along fine for 30 years now and every year processors are getting faster, storage is getting cheaper and new technologies are coming out people would have never dreamed about a few years earlier.


    personal opinion here, so take it as you will.
    apple made the ipod, not a good device for people who care about quality in music, but good enough for most people.

    sadly they are putting out music in a compressed format. i mean back with the hdd ipods, that was inexcusable, and not offering a lossless and compressed file together is also a crappy practice.

    now on phones, having to use a finger for touch is annoying, as i would rather it be pennable, especially with how small the things are and how large my hands are, on a tablet i think its almost inexcusable to not be pennable with pressure sensitivity.

    but here is the kicker, people follow money.

    so everyone else is carbon coppying apple, to the point microsoft is throwing windows under the bus.
    sure we have a desktop mode now, but its not the default, and you cant make it the default.
    who is to say that morons wont love metro to the point that they abandon desktop altogether.

    the way i see it apple is going to kill computers if they continue to be successful.
    i need program compatibility, so linux is out, and if windows fails...
    god i hope im dead by than...

    now someone mentioned intel.
    i dont see them as stagnating. they are adding backbones for the future into an architecture that works. instead of pulling another p4
    that said, if an intel chip was 4 times faster than now, what difference would it make to an end user?
    would we even notice?
    most of what pushed cpus has been or is being offloaded to the gpu, and with cpus being fast, i just cant see a reason to constantly push the cpu for speed now. what intel is doing is preparing for the future by putting concepts onto new cpus, and seeing how they work.
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    pythy , October 29, 2012 2:01 AM
    wow, that's a lot of sheep with money
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