Apple CFO says 3.7 million iPod units sold since introduction

“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.”

Full article here.

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.


  1. [B]From the desk of the Windows Chief Apologist, in reference to yesterday’s earnings call:[/B]

    [I]Good stuff, marred only by some BS about the iPod Mini, whose sales Apple execs referred to as “staggering” and “unprecedented” without, of course, offering any specifics. Ah well.[/I]

    Poor Paul is obviously incapable of seeing the maths data which illustrates a move to the low-end.

    In fiscal Q2, Apple sold 807,000 units at an average of $327 whilst in Q3 they sold 860,000 units at an average of $289, which is actually under the Apple Store price for the 20GB unit!

    Sometime in April, Hitachi heavily implied that they had already shipped some between 150K and 200K drives to Apple, and were expecting to carry on that rate of supply.

    I live in the UK and know at least six people who have had minis imported by friends coming back from holiday in the USA.

    But objective and anecdotal evidence isn’t enough for the Chief Windows Apologist – he actually wants Apple to put specific data into the public domain so that Apple’s competitors can exploit that information. Conversely, he never makes a similar request of Dell or iRiver or any of Apple’s competitors.

    Telling really�

  2. This is all lies: there is no such thing as an iPod and all of these people walking around with white headphones are listening to nothing, because there is nothing plug them into.

    Stop this mass hysteria now before it is too late.

    Apple is an evil company, whose employees stand outside schools and lure children into a world of make-believe where there is a choice in computing instead of all the products being made by the world-leading and quality conscious Great Provider (Bill Gates is my hero). Don’t trust Apple, they are very bad men.

  3. Nah….Just tell the Scientologists that Thurrott wants to become a Scientologist and to send him materials regarding it. It’ll drive him mad. Divert his attention.

  4. Thurrott has never reported or asked what the sales were for the Dell DJ and the other “competitors” of the iPod. He has taken the same tact before when Apple declined to indicate the exact breakdown of sales per iPod model. I think its a good idea not to specifically publish that info. Ancedotal evidence shows that the 20GB and mini are the best sellers. He knows that but it would take a few phone calls on his part to get the info and, well, he doesn’t have long distance service on his phone – except a special line to Redmond.

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