Apple shared its quarterly earnings results today, and for fiscal Q2 2014, the company moved 43.7 million iPhones, 16.3 million iPads and 4.1 million Macs. That compares to 51 million iPhones sold during the first fiscal quarter, along with 26 million iPads and 4.8 million Macs, but that was a holiday quarter, so a dip is to be expected. Last year during the same quarter, Apple sold 37.4 million iPhones, 19.5 million iPads and 3.95 million Macs.
Estimates for the quarter from Wall St. had pegged iPhone sales at 38.77 million units on average, with predictions of 19.36 iPads sold and 4.07 million Macs. iPod sales decreased from 5.63 million a year ago, too, and now sit at just 2.7 million for Q2 2014, but that’s not surprising given that they’ve been trending downwards a long time, and that Apple didn’t even update iPod touch hardware last year.
Apple’s year-over-year performance includes iPhone unit sales growth of 16.8 percent, while iPad sales slumped by about the same amount, with negative 16.4 percent growth. That iPad number represents a considerable miss, and will likely be cited by analysts as yet another sign that the tablet market might be nearing saturation. As for the Mac number, it’s just about flat from last year. The iPod tumbled even more than expected, but again, Apple doesn’t seem to be too concerned with that product category as it looks to other opportunities that are replacing it in terms of consumer interest, like the iPhone. Apple CEO Tim Cook cites the iPad mini being late last year as the reason for the big discrepancy (sales surged unnaturally during Q2 2013 as a result).
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