Apple has just released its financial results for its fiscal 2012 second quarter, ending March 31, 2012, posting quarterly revenue of $39.2 billion and quarterly net profit of $11.6 billion, or $12.30 per diluted share. The results compare very favourably to revenue of $24.7 billion and net profit of $6.0 billion, or $6.40 per diluted share in the year-ago quarter. The gross margin was 47.4% compared to 41.4% in the year-ago quarter, with international sales accounting for 64% of the quarterâ€™s revenue.
To break those figures down, Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones in the quarter, which is actually better than many analysts were expecting, and 11.8 million iPads, which is a little less than had been expected, but still represents a 151% unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Four million Macs were sold in the quarter, representing a 7% increase. The iPod was the only Apple product to report a fall, with a figure of 7.7 million iPods sold â€“ a 15% unit decline from the year-ago quarter.