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Apple has posted its third quarter earnings report for 2015 this afternoon, and says it has broken its own record for the three-month period. The company earned a net profit of $10.7 billion on $49.6 billion in revenue.

That money comes from strong international hardware sales, which accounted for 64% of all revenue. Overall, Apple moved 47.5 million iPhones and 10.9 million iPads during its third quarter, as well as 4.8 million Macs.

Here is a breakdown of the numbers this year, vs. Q3 in 2014:

  • Revenue: $49.6 billion versus $37.4 billion
  • iPhone units: 47.5 million versus 35.2 million
  • iPad units: 10.9 million versus 13.2 million
  • Mac units: 4.8 million versus 4.4 million

And here are some comments from CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri:

“We had an amazing quarter, with iPhone revenue up 59 percent over last year, strong sales of Mac, all-time record revenue from services, driven by the App Store, and a great start for Apple Watch,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The excitement for Apple Music has been incredible, and we’re looking forward to releasing iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2 to customers in the fall.”

“In the third quarter our year-over-year growth rate accelerated from the first half of fiscal 2015, with revenue up 33 percent and earnings per share up 45 percent,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We generated very strong operating cash flow of $15 billion, and we returned over $13 billion to shareholders through our capital return program.”

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There weren’t any surprises this quarter, as Apple hit most of Wall Street’s expectations. iPhone sales were a little low, however, causing the company’s stock to drop 6% in after-hours trading, and iPad sales continue to fall.

Apple’s earnings call will start in just a few minutes. If you’d like, you can listen to it live via the investors portal, or you can tune into iDB for our recap. We’re hoping to hear more on Apple Watch and early Apple Music feedback.

  • marco1993

    They have beat the last years earning

  • n0ahcruz3

    Ipad sales down, apple watch “flop” = stocks down for now..

    • omakad

      Or you can be realistic rather then fandroid and realize that: company still sold millions of iPads. More iPads were sold many fold then any other single line tablet many fold. Apple watch is iphone accessory and it has sold more units in the first weekend then all android wear watches which work with all android phones thus far. All sales after the first weekend are all extra on top. How can you call it a flop? Based on what metrics? Based on sensational link bait titles of some android and iOS tech blogs?

      • n0ahcruz3

        Ughh i probably used iPhone longer than u probably did. And im using i6 right now. Thats why i said “flop”. Geez iFans can get butt hurt easily lol chill man. Try again tho lol

      • omakad

        You couldn’t have possibly. I have had all iPhones including the original from the day one. If you are an iPhone user, you should switch to Android. You fit their clan better. You no apple fan. 🙂

      • n0ahcruz3

        Lol im more of a tech fan. But i prefer to use iOS. Im not a blind follower like you. I give credit to where credit is due and I criticize a company if they fail to innovate. This what separates an isheep from a tech fan.

      • omakad

        I own many different brands and tech gadgets besides Apple but I have not really seen anything from Android that would intise me to switch.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Between Q3 2014 and Q2 2015 the Greater China region’s consumption for Apple products has increased by roughly 63% in just 2 Qs. That’s impressive. That’s just slightly under the totals of the Americas, Europe, and Japan combined! Very very impressive.

  • Phil Randle

    Investors are so ridiculous. iPhone sales are a little low, comparing to what? Apple’s last blockbuster quarter? They sold an extra 10 Million units from last year and they are on the last quarter before a new iPhone launch, the closest competitor didn’t even come close to beating them and the Galaxy S6 is a relatively new smartphone. Apple is in a world of their own in the high end smartphone market.

    As far as the  Watch flop. the other services tier has a revenue range of $2.6 Billion, its fair to see most of that is made up of the  Watch and no smartwatches have come close to that either. Its all about perspective, comparing it to iPhone unit sales is stupid, new products take time to catch on.

  • Tom

    Iphones suck no sd card or free movie downloads


      Not that I agree with stealing movies http://m.movietube(DOT)mn also ever heard of moviebox app

    • GuyWithTheThings

      And pretty much the only phone that isn’t an iPhone that can directly compete with the iPhone with an SD card slot is an LG G4.

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  • Rosella Galloway

    Yeah, I don’t want anymore politics in my life and Colbert is a liberal hack. To me giving him the show was the equivalent of giving Rush Limbaugh the late night show. If I want to listen to some overly political twat waffle grind their political axes I’ll watch a cable news network though there is at least some entertainment value in watching Redditors blow their collective loads over him. God, if they ever have Bernie Sanders on there the collective Reddit orgasm will crash the whole internet.