Apr 24 2014, 1:18am CDT | by Gene Ryan Briones
The sales are significantly higher than what Wall Street was expecting. Analysts speculated an annual growth of just two percent from last year's 37.4 million iPhone sales in the same quarter. Apple credited the success of its iPhone to its recent partnership with China Mobile, considered to be the largest phone carrier in the world.
The sales of Apple's iPad tablets is a different story.
Apple only managed to sell 16.3 million iPads in Q2 this year, a far cry from last year's 19.5 million. Apple CEO Tim Cook was quick to defend the declining tablet sales, saying that it had something to do with the company's changes to its channel inventory.
Nevertheless, Cook still believes in the future of the iPad.
He noted that the market share is not an accurate depiction of its success. Demand is still at its peak, Cook said. 90 percent of tablets used in companies and 95 percent used in schools are iPads, he added. Apple has sold more than 210 million iPads since its first debut.
Furthermore, Apple sold 4.1 million Macs - up from last year's 4 million - and, surprisingly, 20 million Apple TVs.
Gene Ryan Briones
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.
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