“Apple Computer Inc. posted stronger-than-expected third-quarter profit and revenues Wednesday on heavy sales of its computers and portable music players. For the three months ended June 26, Apple said it earned $61 million, or 16 cents per share, compared with $19 million, or 5 cents per share, in the same period last year. Revenues increased 30 percent to $2.01 billion,” The Associated Press reports.
“Apple shipped 876,000 Macintosh computers in the quarter, up 14 percent from the year-ago period. The segment accounted for 58 percent of the quarter’s revenue growth, Apple’s chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer said in an interview,” AP reports. “He said most of the Mac growth was driven by higher laptop computer sales, as ‘the world is going more mobile.’ Also, Apple shipped 860,000 iPod portable players, bringing the product’s lifetime total to 3.7 million units, Oppenheimer said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Lots and lots and lots of room for future sales. Let’s hope that Apple can fill the orders and that the “iPod Halo Effect” intensifies.