Apple’s earnings have just been released and as expected, the company has been seeing profit in its iPhone, iPad and even Mac sales however, its iPod sales took a dip of a whopping 52% compared to the same period last year. In the earnings report, the Cupertino company had a record sales for its iPhones with 51 million units sold compared to 47.8million units last year. Unfortunately, the company did not give a breakdown on the numbers for iPhone 5S and 5C.
iPad sales also recorded a quarterly high with 26million units compared to 22.9million units a year ago. As for Mac, the sales also jumped from 4.1million to 4.8million this quarter. Apple also reported a quarterly revenue of USD$57.6billion.
Sadly while everything else is going uphill, it looks like the iPod has a very bleak future. With iPhones around, especially the iPhone 5C which looks like a cross between an iPod and an iPhone, there’s really no need for anyone to get a dedicated music player when their phone can already do the same thing. The iPod sees a drop of 52% in sales, 55% in revenue, and without a doubt, it’s the most expensive iPod models that took the hardest hit.
Finally, while everything else seems fine and dandy with record sales, Apple’s shares took a dip of over 7% after the financial report was release. According to Wall Street analysts, Apple reported fewer sales than expected for the iPhone – they predicted 55 million units but only 51 million were sold.