Apple’s net income soared almost 50 percent in just three months, thanks in part to the popularity of the iPhone, the company has revealed.
The tech giant has posted a quarterly net profit of $US1.67 billion, with the company announcing record sales of Macbook computers and iPhones.
Apple sold a record 5.2 million iPhones during the September quarter, a massive growth of 625 percent from the same period one year earlier, boosted by the introduction of the new iPhone 3GS model, and a substantial drop in price of the previous model.
“We are thrilled to have sold more Macs and iPhones than in any previous quarter,” chief executive Steve Jobs said in a statement. “We’ve got a very strong lineup for the holiday season and some really great new products in the pipeline for 2010.”