Those that predicted the fall of Apple after the passing of Steve Jobs might have spent the last couple of quarters frustrated. The company has shown positive growth over the last couple of years, even at times when we all criticized its reluctance to adopt new market trends. Apple has just published its Q4 2014 results, and with numbers that shock Cupertino’s own expectations.
Apple has just announced that it made a staggering $42.1 billion in revenue, which is up from $37.5 billion in the same quarter last year, and with a net quarterly profit of $8.5 billion, which is also up from $7.5 billion in the same quarter last year. The sales numbers for separate product lineups are 39.2 million iPhones, 12.3 million iPads, 5.5 million Macs and 2.6 million iPods. The results also mention that 60% of this revenue comes from international sales, something interesting if you consider that Apple’s biggest product is the iPhone, and the iPhone sells most in the United States.
According to Tim Cook, Apple’s fiscal 2014 was one for the record books, as he attributed the success of this quarter’s earnings to what he called “the biggest iPhone launch ever,” in addition to other amazing innovations in the iPad and Mac lineup. Cook also manifested how excited the company is over the launch of the Apple Watch next year, even though he didn’t tease on more products to come.