Apple has just announced the results of its last financial quarter, and there’s a lot to crow about: in addition to record revenue and profits, year-over-year sales of the iPad were up almost 50%.
In the fourth quarter of 2011, Apple sold 15.4 million iPads. In the same quarter of 2012, the company bumped that number up to 22.9 million.
That helped Apple take in $54.5 billion in revenue, a year-over-year increase from the $46.3 billion the company enjoyed from Q42011. This led to a profit of $13.1 billion, up a bit from the same quarter of the previous year.
All its mobile products contributed to Apple’s success. The company also saw a 20% increase in smartphone sales, from 37 million sold to 38 million.
As CEO Tim Cook pointed out during a conference call with investors after these results were announced, his company sold over 50 million iOS devices in Q4, or roughly 10 per second. Apple has now sold “over half a billion iOS devices.”