Apple has once again conjured a fortune in a matter of three months, or rather what the crews at One Infinite Loop will tell you are their Q3 fiscal quarter financial results. This translates directly into $35 billion in revenue, pocketing $8.8 billion of that as pure profit — a rare loss, standing as a record for both in Q3 of 2012. But all of this success cannot be attributed to a single product — instead, it’s mostly due to the 17 million iPads and 26 million iPhones sold in the last three months; yeah, that’s a lot of consumer technology. As for the Mac? That’s Apple’s slowest increase: just 2 percent over last year’s Mac sales for the same quarter. Still respectable however.
But what can the gadget-hungry consumer take from all this? Just an acknowledgement that speculation of an iPhone successor has affected sales of the existing model. No wonder.
Apple’s full press release is after the break. Via: Apple