Today is a big day for Apple. Earlier this afternoon it released iOS 8.1 to the masses, complete with its new Apple Pay mobile payment solution, and now it’s announced the results for its fourth quarter fiscal 2014.
Apple says that in Q4 FY14, which ended on September 27, it sold 39.27 million iPhones, 12.32 million iPads, 2.64 million iPods and 5.52 million Mac computers. Meanwhile, the Cupertino firm pulled in $42.1 billion in revenue and $8.5 billion in profit.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said that his company’s fiscal 2014 year “was one for the record books” thanks to things like its best iPhone launch ever. Cook went on to tease Apple’s upcoming products, saying that the company’s got the Apple Watch “and other great products and services” planned for 2015.
Looking ahead, Apple says that it expects Q1 FY15 revenue to fall between $63.5 billion and $66.5 billion.
Apple had a pretty good quarter for iPhone sales, besting both the previous quarter (35.2 million sold) and the year-ago quarter (33.8 million sold). The iPad didn’t do so hot, with sales dropping from 14.1 million in Q4 FY13 and 13.2 million in Q3 FY14. We’ll likely see a boost in Apple’s next report thanks to holiday sales, but it’ll be interesting to see what Apple tries to do to give us sliding tablet sales a boost. Maybe a huge model with a productivity focus?
Apple will hold a conference call to discuss its Q4 FY14 results at 5:00 pm ET. I’ll be listening in and will report back with any interesting tidbits that are shared.
UPDATE: Here are a few interesting notes from Apple’s Q4 FY14 call: