1/23/2008 1:19:00 PM
Apple shifts 2.3m iPhones during last quarter
Apple sold 2,315,000 iPhones around the world during the last three months of 2007, according to the company’s latest quarterly results.
Despite a surge of interest in the most hyped handset ever, UK sales were reported to have fallen short of O2 and Carphone Warehouse’s targets. In line with its global policy, Apple has refused to divulge UK-only sales figures for the iPhone.
According to Apple’s figures, the California-based company will need to sell just over 2.5m iPhones in each of the next three quarters if it is to achieve itsgoalof 10m iPhones sales in one calendar year.
Apple’s first foray into the mobile phone market helped the California-based company to post its best ever quarterly revenue and earnings. Revenue for the last quarter was £4.9bn, while profit was £800m, up almost £300m compared to the same period last year.