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iPod sales down, but Apple revenue up

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Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended 30 June 2012.

The company posted quarterly revenue of $35-billion and quarterly net profit of $8,8-billion, or $9.32 per diluted share.

These results compare to revenue of $28,6-billion and net profit of $7,3-billion, or $7.79 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.

Gross margin was 42,8% compared to 41,7% in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62% of the quarter’s revenue.

The company sold 26-million iPhones in the quarter, representing 28% unit growth over the year-ago quarter. It also sold 17-million iPads during the quarter, an 84% unit increase over the year-ago quarter, and 4-million Macs during the quarter, a 2% unit increase over last year.

The company sold 6,8-million iPods, a 10% unit decline from the year-ago quarter.

Apple’s board has declared a cash dividend of $2.65 per share of the Company’s common stock.

“We’re thrilled with record sales of 17-million iPads in the June quarter,” says Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve also just updated the entire MacBook line, will release Mountain Lion tomorrow and will be launching iOS 6 this Fall. We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products we’ve got in the pipeline.”

“We’re continuing to invest in the growth of our business and are pleased to be declaring a dividend of $2.65 per share today,” says Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the fourth fiscal quarter, we expect revenue of about $34 billion and diluted earnings per share of about $7.65.”