Apple has “best non-holiday quarter ever” thanks to iPhone sales

Gamasutra has recently published an article exploring Apple’s most recent quarterly report, and the numbers are exceptional. For the quarter ending March 27, 2010 – one week before the iPad’s launch – Apple earned $3.1 billion. This is nearly double the $1.6 billion from the same quarter in 2009, causing Steve Jobs to proclaim this Apple’s “best non-holiday quarter ever.” And one of the biggest driving forces behind these numbers? That’d be the iPhone.

8.75 million iPhones were sold during Q1 2010, which is up more than 131% from the same quarter in the previous year. iPod sales, including the iPod Touch, maintained their figures, dropping only 1% to 10.89 million units sold during the quarter.

With more than 50 million iPhones sold, it’s no wonder more and more game developers are turning to the AppStore – and that doesn’t even begin to factor in the number of iPod Touch’s in the market. We look forward to seeing how Apple performs in its next quarterly report, which should factor in the recent launch of the iPad.

[via Gamasutra]

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