by Seyi Lawal
Apple has revealed how much it’s earned in the past three months. The revelations raised the company to a new high and it set a new record for quarterly revenue and profit in Q1 of 2012, netting $46.33 billion in total with $13.06 billion earnings — the latter number representing about half of the company’s annual profit.
This jaw dropping figure is even two times more than obtained the same time last year. In total the company shipped 15.4 million iPads, 15.4 million iPods and 5.2 million macs this quarter. That last number is particularly surprising since it represents a growth of 26 percent over last year, despite predictions that PC growth would remain flat.
Also a prediction that the company will sell fewer phones this year was smashed. The company sold just over 37 million iPhones which is a 128 percent increase over the same quarter last year.
This profit figures moves Apple back into the number one slot, ahead of Samsung which sold a stunning 35 million units this last quarter.
Apple believed it will do just as well in the second quarter, only time will tell.