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

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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  • nebun
    apple is getting big...very big...maybe this is a bad thing
  • mcd023
    ready Apple complainers. Set. GO!!
  • SpadeM
    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...
  • memadmax
    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....
  • house70
    mcd023ready Apple complainers. Set. GO!!
    *crickets* (as in nobody gives a rat's a$$)
  • lolkillerbr
    $690,943.70 of profit for every employee: that's what I call Surplus value.
  • ericburnby
    house70*crickets* (as in nobody gives a rat's a$$)Says the person who comments anyway.
  • BoredErica
    ericburnbySays the person who comments anyway.Find something new to say, seriously.
  • bllue
    Apple is degrading the tech industry and holding it back
  • ericburnby
    bllueApple is degrading the tech industry and holding it backStupid 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.