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Earnings season is in full swing, and today Apple contributed its fourth quarter fiscal 2014 figures to the growing pile of numbers. The Cupertino firm reports that it sold 33.8 million iPhones in the quarter, which is a quarterly record and is considerably higher than the 26.9 million handsets it sold in the year-ago quarter. Meanwhile, iPad sales for the quarter finished at 14.1 million, just a bit higher than the 14 million units sold a year ago. Mac sales dropped from 4.9 million in Q4 2012 to finish at 4.6 million in Q4 2013.

On the financial side of things, Apple posted a quarterly revenue of $37.5 billion and a net profit of $7.5 billion. In the year-ago quarter, the company reported $36 billion in revenue and $8.2 billion in profit, so this latest quarter was a bit of a mixed bag in that regard. Apple also notes that 60 percent of its Q4 2013 revenue came from international sales.

Looking ahead, Apple is forecasting that it'll pull in between $55 billion and $58 billion in revenue in Q1 2014. Apple's Q1 2013 revenue finished at $54.5 billion.

There's not much in the way of shocking numbers included in Apple's latest earnings report. Sales of the iPhone got a healthy boost at the end of the quarter thanks to the launches of both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, while iPad sales didn't do much of anything as many folks were likely waiting for updated models. Still, Apple had itself a decent end to 2013, and the company could end up having itself a nice start to 2014 as well thanks to its recently-refreshed iPhone and iPad lineup. Apple will kick off a conference call to discuss its Q4 2013 numbers at 5:00 p.m. ET, and as usual, you can bet that I'll be listening in. Stay tuned and I'll update you with any other interesting tidbits that might be dropped.

Via Apple


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