Apple quarterly earnings for Q4 2013 show record sales for full year

There's little negative to be said about this fourth quarter of 2013 for Apple, especially given the fact that they've released several iPhones and no iPads for the past several months. What we're seeing here is a revenue that's gone down from the quarter immediately before this one, and up from the quarter one year ago, while iPhone sales have only gone up.

Having a peek at iPhone units sales for this quarter you'll see a whopping 33,797 sold – that's for Apple's 4th quarter of 2013, essentially the three months coming up to October. This quarter jumped above Q3 for 2013 for Apple, a quarter that rested at 31,241 units sold in the iPhone category. This wallops the 4th quarter for 2012 in which Apple sold 26,910 iPhones.

For the full year, it would seem, Apple is happy with a cool $170.9 billion in sales – this is a new record for the business as a whole. This also comes with just over $35 billion in net income. This is compared to fiscal 2012's $41.7 billion in net income from just $156.5 billion – owing to stronger margins in that fiscal season.

"We're pleased to report a strong finish to an amazing year with record fourth quarter revenue, including sales of almost 34 million iPhones. We're excited to go into the holidays with our new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, iOS 7, the new iPad mini with Retina Display and the incredibly thin and light iPad Air, new MacBook Pros, the radical new Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks and the next generation iWork and iLife apps for OS X and iOS." – Tim Cook, Apple CEO

Meanwhile Apple saw a revenue of $13,941 million (that's nearly 14 billion, mind you) this quarter in the Americas alone, working with a total of $37,472 million in revenue across the world and in retail. This is up from Q3 at $35,323 million and up from this same quarter one year ago at $35,966 million USD.

This push includes additional guidance for next quarter – that's the first fiscal quarter of 2014 for Apple – with revenue between $55 billion and $58 billion with a gross margin between $36.5 and $37.5 billion. Have a peek at the Apple timeline below and keep up to date through SlashGear's Apple hub for more!