Apple iPhone sells 18.6m units during record second quarter

iPhone sales drive Apple to record Q2 profits

Mac and iPad perform well as iPod sales drop

Apple has announced its second quarter sales figures with its now talismanic iPhone handset reportedly shifting more than 18 million units during the three month period.

Marking a 113 per cent growth compared with quarter two figures of 2010, the company’s iPhone 4 device has shrugged off initial antenna issues to mark itself as one of the highest selling and most desirable handsets on the market, pushing the iPhone brand to 18.65 million unit sales for the three month period ending in March.

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The figures, revealed by an official Apple press release, confirmed the Cupertino firm has once again achieved record second quarter revenue figures having hit the $24.67 billion mark, resulting in record quarterly net profits of $5.99 billion.

Plumping the sales of the iPhone Apple’s full array of iDevices and Macs are reported to have notched up strong quarterly sales figures with 3.76 million Mac computers being sold, a figure up 28 per cent on the previous year. Adding to this Apple has sold 4.69 million iPads and 9.02 million iPods during its Q2 period.

Speaking on the quarterly figures, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs made an appearance from his medically induced leave of absence to announce: “With quarterly revenue growth of 83 percent and profit growth of 95 percent, we’re firing on all cylinders.” He added: “We will continue to innovate on all fronts throughout the remainder of the year.”

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