[quote]Computerworld - Apple on Tuesday announced it had smashed sales records of the iPhone, iPad and Mac in the final quarter of 2011, the first reporting period after the death of former CEO Steve Jobs.
The quarter’s revenue of $46.3 billion was also a record, as was net profit. Sales rose by 73% over 2010, and the net profit of $13 billion was more than double the $6 billion the company booked in the final quarter of 2010.
“It was a home run,” Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research said in an interview at the conclusion of Apple’s earnings call with Wall Street analysts.
“Apple crushed even the most optimistic expectations,” added Brian White of Ticonderoga Securities in an email.[/quote]