Apple’s income grew though distinction was prosaic in a initial mercantile entertain of 2013, during which sales of iPhones as well as iPads rose, though Mac as well as iPod shipments dropped.

Apple reported a net distinction of US$ 13.1 billion for a entertain finished Dec. 29, relating a distinction reported in 2012′s initial mercantile quarter. Earnings per share were $ 13.81, which was aloft than a accord guess of $ 13.47 from analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.

The association reported income of $ 54.5 billion, up from $ 46.3 billion year upon year.

Sales of Mac computers as well as iPods fell during a quarter. Mac sales totaled 4.1 million, dropping from 5.2 million. The tumble in Mac shipments comes in between struggles in a personal mechanism market. Worldwide Personal Computer shipments fell by 6.4 percent during a fourth monthly calendar entertain of 2012 compared to a same entertain in 2011, according to investigate organisation IDC.

IPod shipments fell to 12.7 million units compared to 15.4 million units in a year-ago quarter.

Apple sole 47.8 million iPhones during a initial quarter, flourishing from 37 million. Apple sole 22.9 million iPads, flourishing from 15.4 million.

Apple right away offers dual iPads — a fourth-generation iPad with a 9.7-inch shade as well as a iPad Mini with a 7.9-inch screen. Apple did not yield a relapse of specific sales associated to any iPad model, though there have been concerns in between analysts which a iPad Mini sales have been inspiring a fourth-generation iPad sales. Apple shipped a latest iPad models in early Nov as well as voiced it had sole 3 million units in a initial 3 days.

Apple is raised income for a second entertain to be in between $ 41 billion as well as $ 43 billion.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips as well as semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam upon Twitter during @agamsh. Agam’s e-mail residence is agam_shah@idg.com

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