The Company sold 37.4 million iPhones in the quarter, compared to 35.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 19.5 million iPads during the quarter, compared to 11.8 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold just under 4 million Macs, compared to 4 million in the year-ago quarter.
â€œWe are pleased to report record March quarter revenue thanks to continued strong performance of iPhone and iPad,â€� said Tim Cook, Appleâ€™s CEO. â€œOur teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software, and services and we are very excited about the products in our pipeline.â€�
â€œOur cash generation remains very strong, with $12.5 billion in cash flow from operations during the quarter and an ending cash balance of $145 billion,â€� said Peter Oppenheimer, Appleâ€™s CFO.
Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2013 third quarter:
- revenue between $33.5 billion and $35.5 billion
- gross margin between 36 percent and 37 percent
- operating expenses between $3.85 billion and $3.95 billion
- other income/(expense) of $300 million
- tax rate of 26%
Apple will provide live streaming of its Q2 2013 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on April 23, 2013 at www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq213. This webcast will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.
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