This quarter has certainly been decent for Apple with iPhone and iPad sales that eclipsed the company's numbered from one year ago. While you'll want to see the major numbers surrounding Apple's massive $43.6 billion in revenue in an article just published on SlashGear a moment ago, you'll find that Apple's iPhone units sold aside it's massive amount of iPads pushed in the past three months to be astounding on its own. This quarter's results boasted a cool 19.5 million iPads sold and 37.4 million iPhones sold in the three months ending on March 30th, 2013.
Compared to the quarter that immediately preceded the quarter just reported, Apple sold a total of 22.9 million iPads and 47.8 million iPhones - that's to be expected at least a bit as the first quarter Apple reports includes the 2012 holiday season. Apple's results for the quarter including the three months reported here exactly one year ago has Apple bringing in cash from sales of 35.1 million iPhones and 11.8 million iPad units shipped.
This ramp-up is also beginning to fall into the category that includes consumers anticipating a new iPhone as rumors for the still unofficial iPhone 5S have been in full swing. Apple has been rumored to be creating a low-cost plastic-backed iPhone in the near future as well - both of these devices are, again, not yet made official or confirmed by Apple in any way at all.
Have a peek at more Apple action in our SlashGear Apple hub right this minute, and stay tuned as we continue to report on the Apple earnings today as they come in! With a massive "war chest" of $145 billion USD, Apple is certainly feeling confident here in the first half of 2013.