It’s that time again, when Apple reports impressive profits across the board with their quarterly financial results. The details for Q3 2015 are no different, with the company reporting $49.6 billion in revenue for the quarter. Of that, $10.7 billion is considered profit.
That’s definitely up on last year, where Apple reported 37.4 billion in revenue and profits of $7.7 billion in profit for the same period. But the money figures aren’t really where our interests lie, as lofty as they are.
Apple’s figures were drive by products and it’s the products that we came to see. Cupertino says that sales of the Mac and the iPhone were responsible for their performance this time around. For the third quarter of 2015 Apple sold 47.53 million iPhones, according to Ars Technica, which accounted for $31.37 billion of the company’s revenues for the period.
Apple also shifted 4.8 million Macs, which accounted for another $6 billion or so in revenue, as well as just shy of 11 million iPads. iPad sales are down compared to the same time last year, where Apple sold 13.3 million units.
But the figure that we came to see isn’t in evidence, Apple hasn’t said how many Apple Watches have been sold. Tim Cook has said that they have had “…a great start for Apple Watch” but firm data isn’t in evidence. It’s possible that firmer data will be available when next Apple trots out their earnings report but for now we’re more or less in the dark.