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Apple's second-quarter profit jumps 90 per cent

Agam Shah | April 21, 2010
Worldwide iPhone shipments jumped by 131 per cent this quarter

iPhone sales grew by 474 per cent in Asia-Pacific, with Greater China -- which includes mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan -- showing great strength. IPhone unit shipments grew by more than nine times in Greater China.

The company recorded double-digit growth in both Mac desktop and portable shipments. Desktop shipments totaled 1.23 million units, growing 40 per cent, and laptop shipments totaled 2.12 million, growing 28 per cent. Overall PC revenue totaled $4.45 billion, growing by 27 per cent.

The company has not determined if Mac shipments would be affected by the iPad, said Tim Cook, Apple's chief operating officer.

"We don't have enough to come to a judgment. We'll see how it goes," Cook said.

The iPad is in its early days, and Apple is trying to capitalize on the early mover advantage, company officials said. A new iPad model with Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities is due to go on sale in the U.S. on April 30. The iPad will go on sale in nine additional countries at the end of May, though the country names weren't specified.


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