Apple Retail Stores Do $4.2B Worth Of Sales In Q4 2012, Beats Out Q3 Earnings

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Apple’s Hardware Q4 2012: 26.9M iPhones, 14M iPads, 4.9M Macs And 5.3M iPods

Today, as we check out Apple’s Q4 2012 earnings, we learned that the company did an amazing $4.2B in sales in its retail stores alone. In Q3, that number was about $4B.

People lining up at its retail stores for an iPhone 5 certainly helped Apple march towards an impressive quarter, and things are slowing down. The leading product line in Q4 for Apple was the iPhone, big shocker, with about $17.1B in revenue. It’s clear that the iPad also had something to do with that, as the company announced at its event this week that it has sold over 100M units to date. We did learn however that iPad sales have slowed down. That’ll pick up thanks to the mini.

Stepping into an Apple store is still a magical experience for a lot of people, even though I’ve personally run out of things to buy there. However, I enjoy playing around with the gadgets and watching others do the same. It’s as if they’ve stepped into Willy Wonka’s factory.

Here’s what Apple CEO Tim Cook had to say about the quarter overall:

We’re very proud to end a fantastic fiscal year with record September quarter results. We’re entering this holiday season with the best iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod products ever, and we remain very confident in our new product pipeline.

As the company tries to grow out its International presence with brick and mortar stores, it’s finding roadblocks in places like India. The store in Sweden is rockin’, though. The response to the Hong Kong store got a “huge response” says Apple, calling it the biggest of the year. There’s now 390 total stores all over the globe. Average revenue per store is 11.2M.

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