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iPhone and iPad popularity sends Apple profits soaring

Tech giant's profits for the quarter 124% up on last year

The popularity of the iPhone and the iPad have helped send Apple's profits soaring, the tech giant has revealed.

Apple revealed its profits for the three months from March 25 with $7.31bn, that's 124 percent up on the same period last year. Furthermore, the company revealed it had sold 20.34 million iPhones during the quarter – more than double the number sold last year before the iPhone 4 was released - and 9.25 million of its tablet PC, which is nearly three times sldin the first quarter after the device was launched.

"We're thrilled to deliver our best quarter ever," said Apple's chief executive, Steve Jobs

However, Apple revealed sales of its digital music player, the iPod, have continued to fall. Sales plummeted 20 percent to 7.54 million.

Apple said its total net income for the quarter was £7.31bn and revenue was £28.6bn.


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