apple hq headquarters

Apple has posted its [fiscal] first quarter earnings report for 2015 this afternoon and they are incredible. The company says it sold a staggering 74.5 million iPhones and recorded $74.6 billion in revenue during the holiday-driven 3-month period.

Both of the numbers beat even the most optimistic Wall Street estimates, and are all-time records for the company. To give you an idea of how big this is, Apple sold 51 million iPhones and earned $57.6 billion in the exact same quarter last year.

Here is a breakdown of the numbers, versus what Apple did during the year-ago quarter:

  • iPhones: 74.5 million versus 51 million last year
  • iPads: 21.4 million versus 26 million last year
  • Macs: 5.5 million sold versus 4.8 million last year
  • Revenue: $74.6 billion versus $57.6 billion last year

And here are some comments on the earnings from Tim Cook and Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO:

“We’d like to thank our customers for an incredible quarter, which saw demand for Apple products soar to an all-time high,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Our revenue grew 30 percent over last year to $74.6 billion, and the execution by our teams to achieve these results was simply phenomenal.”

“Our exceptional results produced EPS growth of 48 percent over last year, and $33.7 billion in operating cash flow during the quarter, an all-time record,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We spent over $8 billion on our capital return program, bringing total returns to investors to almost $103 billion, over $57 billion of which occurred in just the last 12 months.”

q1 2015 earnings

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 Apple’s online investors portal. Or as usual, you can continue to check back with iDB later this afternoon for our post-call commentary.

  • 74.5 million … Just letting that sink in for a min …. 😐

    • Elias

      Billion * 😉

      • D’oh. I copied and pasted from the article! 😛 They got it wrong!

      • Melvco

        You were both right. 74.5 million iPhones sold, $74.6 billion in revenue.

      • actually .. I think I was correct …

  • Thomas A. Anderson


  • Tommy

    All those numbers are insane. Just insane.

  • Merman123

    And they said Apple was doomed…..

    • Rowan09

      Apple is always doomed.

  • Chindavon

    And here comes the …

    • Anish Shetty

      You should see the revenue of Android devices.

      • Cameron

        1 company vs what 20 companies?
        2 devices vs 50 devices?

      • Anish Shetty

        You’ve got a point, I always wondered how widespread iOS would be if other OEMs would launch iOS devices.

      • Chindavon

        You mean the Pesos on the dollar in Net profits?

    • BozzyB

      Also wondering how many Androids were sold…

  • n0ahcruz3

    Congrats to Apple and their investors.. and apple fanboys for the insane profits.. Oh wait. Fanboys = investors ?

    • 空白


      • n0ahcruz3

        Haha funny but im not a fan of any platform. Im a long time iphone user. So try again lol

      • 空白

        I just thought it was funny how the guy above me posted that picture right before you unsuccessfully tried to roast. I wasn’t the one trying. xD

    • JayDee917

      Just one billion?

      • n0ahcruz3

        Yes just 1 billion. But its still a profit i believe last year they got a write down for unsold Surfaces. But not this quarter SP3 is a solid device compared to ipad. Its an All around productivity tablet that can replace a laptop.

  • Vic O

    I’m looking at you…All-things-Apple-haters…

  • Congrats Apple. Just use 1% of that pocket change and build your own factory.

  • Francisco farias

    That’s a lot of money, so half of that going into R&D? Maybe an actual Apple tv in the future?