4/23/2009 5:33:00 PM
Apple apps reach the one billion mark
Apple’s iPhone applications have been downloaded almost one billion times in the last nine months, and income from networks and other associated services rose to $1.52bn (£1.03bn), compared with $378m (£258m) one year earlier.
The manufacturer reported its results for the first quarter of 2009 today (23 April).
The iPhone sold more than 3.7 million units worldwide during the period – a 123% increase on the same three months in 2008.
Apple posted profits of $121bn (£836m) – a 15% increase on the Q1 2008 figure. Revenues from iPhone sales were $2.2bn (£1.5bn).
In January, the manufacturer announced it had sold 4.4 million iPhones during the final quarter of 2008 – an 88% surge on the previous year.
The technology giant also saw a record net profit of $1.61bn (£1.15bn), proving its resilience to economic conditions.