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Q1 2014: iPhone and iPad sales break Apple's quarterly records

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Any thoughts that Apple might be slipping with its products were diminished today when the company revealed record-breaking iPhone and iPad sales for its fiscal 2014 first quarter. For the quarter ended December 28, 2013, Apple sold 51 million iPhones and 26 million iPads. Both are up considerably over the 47.8 million iPhones sold and 22.9 million iPad sold in the year-ago quarter.

“We are really happy with our record iPhone and iPad sales, the strong performance of our Mac products and the continued growth of iTunes, Software and Services,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. "We love having the most satisfied, loyal and engaged customers, and are continuing to invest heavily in our future to make their experiences with our products and services even better."

So the next time you wonder why your favorite developer is entering the mobile gaming sector, just remember: 77 million combined iPhone and iPad sales. Comparatively, the Xbox One and PS4 have combined to sell about eight million units. The decision seems pretty easy to me.

For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $57.6 billion. Net profit totaled $13.1 billion, the same as in the year-ago quarter. On a side note, some of that profit is from me as I recently became an iPhone owner. I'm loving the 5C.

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