Apple Earnings Up 15% on iPhone, Mac Success

Firm sold 5.2 million iPhones last quarter
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2009 5:18 PM CDT
In this June 19 file photo, a shop worker holds the new Apple iPhone 3GS in Barcelona, Spain.   (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, file)
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(Newser) – Apple reported a strong quarterly profit, beating analysts’ expectations by selling 5.2 million iPhones and 2.6 million Mac computers, MarketWatch reports. The firm reported earning $1.23 billion on revenue of $8.34 billion in the quarter ending June 26. Sales of iPhones were the highlight, as the company moved 626% more handsets than the year-ago period—though the iPhone 3GS was on sale for only 2 weeks of the quarter.