Apple sees iTunes Store gross £77m on Christmas day

Flurry of gifted iPhones and iPads sees record iTunes sales figures recorded by Apple

Apple's has offered up a flurry of impressive figures with strong iPhone and iPad sales seeing the iTunes store gross £77m on Christmas day

Apple's hugely impressive fourth quarter revenue figures were strengthened by the company's online digital content store with the iPad and iPhone manufacturer revealing the iTunes Store grossed a staggering $120 million (£77m) on Christmas day alone.

Bolstered by the influx of new iPad, iPhone and iPod devices gifted during the festive period Apple revealed that the iTunes store generated a massive $1.7 billion (£1.09bn) in revenue in the final three months of 2011.

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Making the announcement during its first quarter earnings call last night Apple revealed that the record high figures come alongside the milestone of having more than 20 million songs available for download within the iTunes Store for the first time.

Speaking during the financial unveiling’s Apple CEO Tim Cook said: “We’re thrilled with our outstanding results and record-breaking sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs. Apple’s momentum is incredibly strong, and we have some amazing new products in the pipeline.”

Apple’s unparalleled iTunes figures landed alongside a number of other key announcements with 37.04 million iPhones sold in the final three months of 2011 and more than 600,000 downloads of the Apple iBooks Author app since its official unveiling last week.

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Via: TechRadar