(The Hosting News) – Apple, fresh off of unveiling new products including an iPad Mini this week, posted its latest earnings report on Thursday. The final tally shows the Cupertino-based tech provider generated a whopping $36 million in revenue during a quarter concluding late last month.
A wide proportion of the total likely resulted from the company’s release of the iPhone 5. Apple detailed that it sold 26.9 million units from its overall smartphone line during the financial period.
Net profit gained by the company equaled $8.2 billion. Other stats unveiled by the company show the selling of 14 million iPads and 4.9 million Mac computers. One apple device that appears to be getting less popular, however, is the tech provider’s iPod. Despite selling 5.3 million units from the line, sales were down by 19% compared to the same quarter one year ago.
Company CEO Tim Cook, meanwhile, expressed excitement regarding the company’s earnings, referring to 2012 as a “fantastic fiscal year” in a company press release. Cook also enthusiastically looked toward the coming months.
“We’re entering this holiday season with the best iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod products ever, and we remain very confident in our new product pipeline,” the company executive stated.
Apple isn’t the only company making a big bet during the holiday season. Microsoft was set to release its Windows 8 operating system on Friday along with marking its hardware debut in the tablet market with Surface. Cook even commented on the competitor’s release, taking a dig at a tablet that could see primary competition from the iPad. “I haven’t played with a Surface yet, but what we are reading about it is that it is a compromised and confusing product,” Cook stated during an earnings conference call, according to ABC News.