I was pleased to read that Apple have had a great third quarter. I was one person who contributed to their success with my amazing macbook and a couple of itunes albums.
Here’s what it says on Apple’s hot news section:
CUPERTINO, California—July 19, 2006—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2006 third quarter ended July 1, 2006. The Company posted revenue of $4.37 billion and a net quarterly profit of $472 million, or $.54 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $3.52 billion and a net profit of $320 million, or $.37 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 30.3 percent, up from 29.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 39 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
Apple shipped 1,327,000 Macintosh® computers and 8,111,000 iPods during the quarter, representing 12 percent growth in Macs and 32 percent growth in iPods over the year-ago quarter.
Listen to the announcement and reaction to the results in quicktime here. What’s even more impressive about this is that this quarter is usually expected to be one of the slower in the year.