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The news headlines for Apple have been getting progressively worse over the past few months, as rumors continue to swell of falling iPhone and iPad demand, and the company’s stock dipping below $400 for the first time since 2011.

But it looks like they might be able to change the conversation. Q2 numbers are out, and Apple beat Wall Street projections in nearly every category, selling 37.4 million iPhones, 19.5 million iPads and producing $43.6 billion in revenue…

Here are all of the important numbers:

  • Revenue – $43.6 billion
  • EPS (earnings per share) – $10.09
  • Gross margin – 37.5%
  • iPhones – 37.4 million
  • iPads – 19.5 million
  • Macs – Just under 4 million
  • iPods – 5.6 million

And here’s some comments on the quarter from CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer:

“We are pleased to report record March quarter revenue thanks to continued strong performance of iPhone and iPad,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software and services, and we are very excited about the products in our pipeline.”

“Our cash generation remains very strong, with $12.5 billion in cash flow from operations during the quarter and an ending cash balance of $145 billion,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO.”

Q2 2013 iPhone sales

Q2 2013 iPad sales

Q2 2013 Mac sales

Q2 2013 iPod sales

Q2 2013 Revenue Profit

In addition to the earnings, Apple also made a huge announcement regarding its plans for its ridiculous cash pile. The company says that it has authorized a $60 billion share buyback plan, and has upped its quarterly dividend to $3.05 per share.

In total, Apple has set aside $100 billion in cash to return to investors by the end of 2015. It’s the largest single share repurchase authorization in history, and should really appease analysts who criticized the company for hoarding its cash.

Apple’s earnings call will start in just a few minutes. If you’d like, you can listen to a live webcast of the call via its investors portal, or, as usual, you can check back with iDB later this afternoon for all major highlights and announcements.

  • Gorgonphone

    wow… this is great but bad cause it means the bean counters at apple will think they don’t need to spend any money on real innovation 🙁

    • Real innovation like eye scrolling? lol

      • Guest

        @twitter-193328715:disqus ^right! cause using your finger is so last year. lol

      • felixtaf

        Temperature and pressure moniter, Scale, Ruler, Lactometer, Barometer, Altimeter etc etc…. Lol

      • You just demonstrated how little you appreciate progress and innovation. I could laugh the same at all the new features iPhone got in the past 3 years. Oh wait, it didn’t get any! lol

        The S4 has an RGB sensor, geomagnetic sensor, gesture sensors which detect the fingers while hovering over the screen, front camera gestures that allow control of the smartphone without even touching it, temperature and humidity sensors, a full HD display, smart pause, simultaneous use of both cameras, AC WiFi, IR, NFC, barometer, up to 128 GB of storage (64 GB built in, and 64 GB card), and all of that powered by a 2600 mAh battery (almost twice the capacity of an iPhone) which is capable of powering the device for an entire day of very, very heavy usage.

        THAT is innovation.

      • felixtaf

        A full HD display wasnt introduced in S4, Smart pause is a LG patent infringement – Case on progress, NFC – Not new, Double the battery capacity wont give double the power (Compare battery endurance tests in GSMarena), gesture controls -not new, rest of the sensors are an addition not useful for 95% of users. I agree with the camera tweaks… Rest are not innovation!

      • The number of excuses you’re able to come up with is too damn entertaining. What about the hovering gesture? That’s by far the best addition to touchscreen since it’s inception! And how many of those features were introduced by Apple? Who is the true innovator, again? Whoops.

      • felixtaf

        True innovator? Y a true innovator must rip-off and release S-Voice? Y a true innovator must imitate Apple in everything from box to cables? Y a true innovator must release ~150 devices to catchup in market? (I added a link for you and it was removed by Mods. Google ‘9gag isamsung’ and click the third link. You will know who is the true innovator). Hovering gesture is a gimmick, even if it was introduced by Apple. And my previous response show facts opposite to ur exaggeration to pose Samsung introduced everything…

      • Good stuff. Hover over an email to preview it. Here’s a though, how about tapping on the email to see the damn thing?! Genious! By the time you fiddle around getting just the right proximity, to finally preview it, you would have just read the entire email already.

      • These innovations are called DESPERATION, a.k.a., GIMMICKS.

  • TesticularFortitude

    What will ‘the street’ complain about now?

    • The money that they can’t steal with lobbies.

    • They will find something. They always do.

    • Brian

      The first year-over-year decline in profits since the first quarter of 2003. Q2 profits fell by 18%.

      • TesticularFortitude

        Typical. They wanted a cheaper iPad. Now that they have it, they complain about the margins.

        I expect more of the same with a low cost iphone.

        Yeah mean Q2 profits are down from the holiday quarter? Lol, you don’t say…

  • Boss

    Just under 4 million on Macs I really wish Apple would just lower the price to about $700 then they could easily selling about 15 million

    • apple doesnt need sales quantity or market share. all they need is profit. who cares if you dominate the market share with no profit? Who will buy your stock if you dont give them money?

    • BoardDWorld

      Pricing has nothing to do with it, they’re more than competitive compared to Sony etc. It only reflects the massive ever-growing demand worldwide for Tablets & Smartphones.

  • I kinda wanted some bad numbers so Apple would be forced to innovate more, but oh well.

    • felixtaf

      We have a local proverb, “Doesnt matter if my son dies – I want to see my daughter-in-law as a widow!”… U sound exactly like this!

  • You betta stunt on these hoes Apple!
    *Disclaimer: I’m a shareholder*

    • TesticularFortitude

      $145 billion in cash. WOW!!!

  • batongxue

    It is really time to take advantage of that $145 billion.
    I don’t know how. It is not easy.
    I’m just saying.

  • And im just here, wishing for €5000 to make some dreams come true.
    Well… billions.. pff… billions… Fuuuuuuuuuuu

  • Tardroid

    take that fandroids.

  • seyss


    • Yup, they’re here. Just give me time to update them 🙂

      • Boss

        Which months are Q1, Q2 , Q3 , Q4 ?

      • felixtaf

        Divide the months in a year by four and split four groups starting from January! Lol

      • seyss

        actually I think it’s a little bit different
        FY (fiscal year) doesnt start on january I think

      • felixtaf

        oh k.. I was kidding…lol

      • seyss


  • @dongiuj

    I won’t get out of bed for anything less than that. That probably explains why I’m poor as #$@K.

  • felixtaf

    Eat this, Doomsday preppers!!!