Easily beats Wall Street forecasts but the iPhone was the star of the show with the iPad selling less than expected.

Apple sells 35 million iPhones

Apple’s earning report shows that the firm sold 35.1 million iPhones in the second quarter and 11.8 million iPads despite the new iPad only being on sale for two weeks. 

The sales of all that shiny Apple gear resulted in US$39.2 billion of revenue and an astonishing net profit of $11.6 billion, almost double that of the same quarter a year ago. Sales surged ahead as iPhone’s sold 88 per cent more and iPads 155 per cent more compared to a year ago.

"We’re thrilled with sales of over 35 million iPhones and almost 12 million iPads in the March quarter," said Apple chief Tim Cook, adding that "across the year you’re going to see a lot more of the kind of innovation that only Apple can deliver."

The amount of iPads sold was actually a bit lower than the 13 million forecast but it seems iPhones more than made up for it, particularly with the spectacular growth in emerging markets such as China where the iPhone increased sales five fold.

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