With predictions that the iPad would be the top Christmas gift this year, we were curious to see how it actually performed. Well the numbers are finally out, and Apple sold an impressive 7.33 million tablets last quarter on the way to a record profit of $6 billion.
On top of that the company’s last quarter of selling the iPhone through a single US carrier, Apple sold a whopping 16.24 million handsets. That’s an 86% increase over a year ago; It is crazy to think that Apple now sells nearly as many iPhones as iPods (19.45 million).
A year of record profits and sales was matched by record revenue, which at $26.74 billion nearly doubles last year’s mark of $15.68 billion. With a year like that behind him, no wonder Jobs has taken some time off to get healthy.