Apple disclosed its sales number for Q4 of this year, saying that it has sold 48 million iPhones in this quarter. The number increased from 47.5 million in third quarter and 39 millions in same quarter of last year. Although the number still fell behind the estimates of 48.5 millions, the fact it earned approximately $32.2 billion from its brand new iPhone 6S only signifies the growing popularity of iPhones all over the world. This is especially crucial as iPhone 6S has only been on sale for a short eriod of time during Q4.
Apple also disclosed the sales number of iPads for the second quarter straight, though it did not do as well as iPhones. iPad sales in this quarter came down to 10 million from 11 million in third quarter of this year and 12 milllion in Q4 2014. Apple Mac showed an increase of sales, with 5.7 million Mac sold in this quarter as compared to 5.5 million in Q4 2014.
This, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, is an all time record for the Mac. He further added that Apple Pay has also been witnessing a double-digit growth on a month-on-month basis and announced that the company is partnering with American Express to bring Apple Pay to “eligible customers in key global markets”.
While talking about the global markets, Cook also mentioned the importance of high growth markets outside the US like India and especially China. According to him, Apple now has 25 stores in China and they expect to reach 40 stores by the middle of next year. “We see an enormous change in China over the next several years. We are reasonably well positioned.”, said Cook.