Apple sold 8.4 million iPhones in Q3 2010, smashed through revenue records

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Apple Obliterates Q3 Earnings Estimates On Best Mac Sales Ever And Huge iPad Numbers

At Apple’s iPhone 4 press conference last week, they were kind enough to spill the beans on how many iPhone 4s had sold since launch: roughly 3 million.

What they didn’t share, however, was how many total iPhones they’d sold lately — that number, said Apple COO Tim Cook would be coming in their upcoming financial reports. The report for fiscal quarter three (which runs from April 1st to June 26th) is here, and the grand total is.. (drumroll)..

8.4 million.

By my quick calculations, that brings the cumulative number of iPhones sold from the launch of the first generation model until June 26th, 2010 up to roughly 59,550,000 units. Of course, this number only reflects the first two days of iPhone 4 sales; with the weeks that have passed since factored in, it’s almost certainly safe to say that Apple has surpassed the 60 million unit mark.

The company also reported that they’d had a record quarter in terms of revenue, managing to pull in $15.7 billion — $3.25 billion of which was pure profit. To put things into perspective, this same quarter last year netted them $9.73 billion in revenue with $1.83 billion in profit; in other words, their numbers have nearly doubled in just one year. I know the “Apple prints money!” joke has become a bit cliche at this point, but seriously: they might as well just take over the US mint.

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