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Strong sales of iPads and iPhones helped deliver the numbers for Apple as the vendor unveiled its highest quarterly revenue in its history.
The vendor shifted 37m iPhones and 15.43m iPads in the three months to 31 December and continues to see demand for its mac PC range, with 5.2m going out of the door in the run up to the end of last year.
Despite the initial disappointment among some followers of the company over the decision to release the iPhone 4S rather than a 5th generation product the vendor managed to show there was still a market for its technology.
Revenue in Q1 of $46.33bn was up from $26.74bn in the same period last year and net profit rose to $13.06bn compared to $6bn twelve months previously.
Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, said that it had sold well across its key products and its, "momentum is incredibly strong, and we have some amazing new products in the pipeline."