Apple's Q2 revenues in China doubled

17:02, April 21, 2010      

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Apple on Tuesday reported revenue of 13.5 billion U.S. dollars and profits of 3 billion U.S. dollars after the stock market closed. The financial sheet released on March 27 shows a 49 percent increase from the nearly 9.1 billion U.S. dollars in revenue and a 90 percent gain in net profit reported in the same quarter of 2009. This accomplishment evidently exceeded Wall Street analysts' average expectation.

Apple disclosed sales figure in China for the first time. Peter Oppenheimer, COO of Apple, Inc., said that China's income growth over the past 6 months has doubled to 13 billion U.S. dollars.

Apple started to sell iPhone in October 2009 in China. Data from China Unicom suggests that from Oct. 30 to Dec. 10, they sold 100,000 iPhones. In the subsequent 17 days, 300,000 iPhones were purchased, which means 10,000 iPhones were sold daily on average.

During the second quarter, 2.94 million Macs, 8.75 million iPhones and 10.9 million iPods were sold. Toni Sacconaghi from Bernstein Research previously expected 3.10 million Macs, 7.30 million iPhone and 9.90 million iPods would be sold.

The sales performance of the iPhone is most dazzling. Apple said sales volume of iPhones has more than doubled, up to almost 5.5 billion U.S. dollars, and accounts for 40 percent of the total income. Mac sales, which are up to nearly 3.8 billion U.S. dollars or 28 percent of the gross, represent a 27 percent increase over a year ago. iPod sales reached nearly 1.9 billion U.S. dollars, increasing 12 percent over the last year.

These sales figures mainly reflect the iPhone's amazing performance but exclude the iPad.

Apple will see its best quarterly record due to the popularity of the newly-released iPad. Data shows half a million iPads have been sold since the first week and Apples has had to postpone its release date to international market until the end of May because demand has been beyond expectations.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in a statement that Apple will release several more excellent products this year. He also said Apple have achieved its best non-holiday quarter on record.

By People's Daily Online


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