47.8 million iPhones, 22.9 million iPads sold in the last quarter

Apple has released a press release stating that it has seen record results in its 13-week fiscal 2013 quarter that ended on December 29, 2012. The company has stated that it has sold 47.8 million iPhones, compared to 37 million before, and 22.9 million iPads, compared to 15.4 million before.

Other major landmarks for Apple in the quarter include the sale of 4.1 million Macs, compared to 5.2 million in the year-ago quarter, and 12.7 million iPods, compared to 15.4 million in the year-ago quarter.

“We’re thrilled with record revenue of over $54 billion and sales of over 75 million iOS devices in a single quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re very confident in our product pipeline as we continue to focus on innovation and making the best products in the world.”

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“We’re pleased to have generated over $23 billion in cash flow from operations during the quarter,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “We established new all-time quarterly records for iPhone and iPad sales, significantly broadened our ecosystem, and generated Apple’s highest quarterly revenue ever.”

According to an earlier report, cumulative sales of the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S, and the iPhone 5 have surpassed the sales of Samsung's Galaxy S line-up and the Galaxy Note.

It could be seen that Apple has outsold Samsung 219 million to 131 million. Tavis McCourt of Raymond Jame said in a research note, "Although undoubtedly Samsung's Galaxy lineup has been tremendously successful, given the sudden negative sentiment related to iPhone, we thought it would be interesting to compare Galaxy sales vs. iPhone sales over the last two and a half years."

But on the flip side of the coin, a report shows that Samsung's latest high-end device—the Galaxy Note II—has outdone the iPhone 5 in terms of sales in India.

When we inquired about the sales of its devices, Samsung told us that the Note II and the Galaxy S III have been doing very well in India in terms of sales. The grey market vendors sang to a similar tune as the popular phablet, Note 2, seems to be the best-selling device in the market. So, it’s the phablet that is attracting users with its large display and powerful performance, selling for Rs 35,500. In fact, we were told that it is more in demand than the iPhone 5 and has been the highest selling smartphone as of last week.

According to the grey market vendors, the iPhone 5 takes the second place followed by Samsung’s Galaxy S3 (selling for Rs. 31,000) taking the third place for the best-selling smartphones. They, however, weren't too keen on divulging daily sales figures, or any other sales data. HTC's recent releases this season – HTC One X+ and the WP8 running HTC 8X – have been moving a fair amount of pieces, but not as much as the top three. Nokia's latest flagship offering also seems to be wowing the audience and our sources claimed that there have been many enquiries about the Lumia range; however, the phones (Lumia 920 and Lumia 820) don't seem to be in stock in the grey market because of the official launch.

Published Date: Jan 24, 2013 10:52 am | Updated Date: Jan 24, 2013 10:52 am