Apple’s 2012 profits dwarf competition

Macworld Australia Staff
27 November, 2012
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Apple ended its 2012 fiscal year with a Q4 tallied revenue of US$36 billion and net profit of US$8.3 billion, giving the company its highest September revenue and earnings ever – figures that disappointed some analysts yet highlight Apple’s dominant financial position.

According to data from Statista, Apple made a record profit of US$41.7 billion in 2012 – US$7 billion more than Microsoft, Google, eBay, Yahoo!, Facebook and Amazon combined.

The PC industry fell further behind, with Dell, Asus, Intel, Acer, IBM, Lenovo and HP posting a combined profit of US$19.3 billion – US$22.4 billion less than the Cupertino-based company.

Growth in both iPhone (up 58 percent) and iPad (up 26 percent) sales and steady Mac sales saw Apple’s revenue rise by 27 percent and net profit rise by 24 percent from October, 2011 to September, 2012.

[Image via Statista]


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