The total amount of owned or leased building space has grown to 13.2 million square feet, up from 10.5 million. The number of square feet dedicated to retail was 3 million, up from 2.5 million. Apple added 40 new stores in the past 12 months – 12 in the US, 28 in the rest of the world – and now has 357 stores worldwide.
Apple sold a total of 72.29 million iPhones, 32.39 million iPads and 42.62 million iPods in the 2011 fiscal year. The iPhone accounted for over 40 percent of Apple’s net sales, generating US$47bn in revenue, while iPad revenue grew by 311 percent to US$20.36bn.
The form for the 2011 fiscal year that ended on 24 September also confirms that Apple has US$81.6bn in cash reserves, plus other investments. It spent US$933m on advertising in the period and overall spending grew 37 percent to over US$10bn, up from US$7.3bn in the previous 12 months.
Apple’s gross margin for the year moved up to 40.5 percent from 39.4 percent last year, due to “lower commodity and other product costs” according to the filing.