How many million iPhones did Apple sell in Q4?

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Money Growing on Trees

I haven’t been blown away by my iPhone 6. The build quality is so poor that I even considered switching to Android, even though we all know I won’t do that because I love iOS too much. Why can’t I run iOS on one of those really nice handsets that Samsung or Sony makes? I’ve heard the iPhone 6S is better, and I’ve been thinking of trading in, even though I’m sure it’s just more of the same. But that same has done incredibly well.

That’s right, iOS game developers just got an even larger audience as Apple reported that in Q4 (the period ending 26 September) they sold another 48 million iPhones and 9.88 million iPads. That marks a 20% decline in iPad sales, but still a record fourth quarter for Apple thanks to iPhone, Apple Watch, all-time records for Mac sales plus revenue from services.

So, how much money did Apple make? Apparently $11.1 billion net profit from revenue of $51.5 billion. Sorry, let me just help that sink in for a moment. While everyone else is actually losing money in the mobile space, Apple has reported profit of $11.1 billion. Shareholders will be paid out a dividend, but I just wish that someone would fix my cracked screen. You know, from my iPhone that cracked while in a case in my bag.

Are you one the many people who contributed to Apple’s ridiculous success this year? The Apple Watch is certainly a big part of it, and at least I followed my typical Apple wisdom and avoided the first generation product because it’s never great. But that second generation is already calling me name… Why do I do this to myself?

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Last Updated: October 28, 2015

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    Flimsy inferior overpriced tech, the only reason they make so much profit, is because of this:

    http://www.raisingsheep.net/uploads/1/3/5/3/13538303/6594421.jpg?442

    I’m sorry, but that is just amazing to me that so many people fall in that trap.

    As another awesome admiral once said, IT’S A TRAP!

  • HvR

    There is a sucker born every minute

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      Oh you

    • oVg

      Thanks to planned obsolescence I just stay away. R17 000 for these fcuking things and they are outdated within 6 months. I can see why muggers kill people for these things. Its because they have phones that are outdated.

  • Francois Knoetze

    Odd, love my iPhone 6 and it has a nice sturdy case 2 years on and no chips, scratches etc. People can say about Apple what they want. the products are solid. Nothing to do with being a sheep. I have not had a bad experience with and iPhone ever. Android on the other hand I want to throw into a lake every time i use it(that is personal preference though and bad juju) Don’t give a rats ass about customisation, faster Octacore processors blah blah blah. My phone works. it takes my calls, the apps I use for cycling works perfectly, I sms/whatsapp, I take pretty pictures and my console apps are on it. Each to their own Apple works for me, Android works for others.

    • Hammersteyn

      Agreed. It’s just a phone with a different OS. I’d rather hate on windows phones

      • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

        Windows phones are not bad, BUT THAT HORRIBLE STORE IS WORSE THAN GAUTENG TRAFFIC

        • Hammersteyn

          The interface is shit

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            My wife has one, I’m not fond of her phone. NOUkia, camera is good, battery life is damn good, ummmm, the….ummmm….yeah, battery and camera is good. Oh the screen is not too bad either.

            Hey, that’s three!

            HL3 CONFIRMED!

          • Hammersteyn

            lol

        • Francois Knoetze

          My grandmother has a windows phone. So she asks me how to get whatsapp on it. took me 15 minutes to just figure out where to go and what to search. Now I just a say: “I don’t know” to avoid that experience again.

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            I wanted to take a quick picture of something a while ago, fiddling with the phone, put it down, walked to get my S4, took picture, done

          • Hammersteyn

            Exactly

        • Brady miaau

          that is true, but if all you do is Facebook and Whatsapp, like my wife, it is great.

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      Well for me, not all Android’s are good. For instance, I don’t like Sony version, at all

  • Hammersteyn

    Most expensive cult ever 😛

    • Francois Knoetze

      I am very proud of it and sacrifice a bunny to Stan…I mean Satan every time my money goes out of my pocket. that being said the business and my own business pays for my dirty nasty hobbit habits.

      • Hammersteyn

        Nice!

  • oVg

    I hear the new iPhone can detect if you have prostate cancer from the smell of your fart.

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      AMAZING!

      HAI

    • Hammersteyn

      Also it has a smug app so that teaches you to put on your best smug face when you spot people with other phones while driving in your Prius

      • oVg

        lol, my Nokia is so old that whatsapp does not work anymore. Partly the main reason why I still keep it.

        Remember, 80s KIDS did not even have answering machines. WIN

        • Hammersteyn

          Whatsapp is really cool after I turned off read receipts. Now people cant know that I read their messages. Because apparently it’s rude to not stop driving, watching a movie or making food to reply immediately

          • oVg

            lol I remember all the 20 years olds at work going nutts over the fact that they can now see when you read the message. Fuck privacy.

            Hell, talk about the Borg collective.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            The trick is not switching on your phone’s data at all. Add not reading email to that & you’ll never be bothered. Because people don’t use phones to call you.

          • Hammersteyn

            I like to stay in touch with our Destiny group. But not the rest of my erm….. friends

  • oVg

    You will buy the next iPhone. You will buy the next iPhone. You will buy the next iPhone.

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