Apple may be taking some lumps over the iPhone antenna, but it continues to mint huge piles of cash.
The company’s array of smart and sexy devices drove earnings 78% higher in the second quarter, beating Wall Street estimates.
It sold a record 3.47 million Macs in the quarter, up 33% from a year ago, 8.4 million iPhones – up 61% - and 3.27 million units of its new hit, the iPad.
“It was a phenomenal quarter that exceeded our expectations all around, including the most successful product launch in Apple’s history with iPhone 4,” said CEO Steve Jobs.
The company announced net profit of $3.25 billion on record sales of $15.7 billion, 61% higher than the year-ago quarter.
Its gross margin of 39.1% was down slightly from the 40.9% a year ago, possibly as a result of the iPad, which has a lower margin than the Mac or the iPhone.