Apple has reported its highest ever sales figure in a quarter as the pre-Christmas period drove significant increases in iPhone and iPad sales.
The computing giant made sales of $54.5bn and a profit of $13.1bn in the three-month period that ended on 29 December.
Sales of iPhones leaped to 47.8 million compared to 37 million in the same period a year earlier. Apple sold 22.9 million iPads compared to 15.4 million a year ago.
On average Apple made sales worth $4.2bn every week in the quarter. This compared to $3.3bn per week in the same quarter a year ago.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said: “We’re thrilled with record revenue of over $54bn and sales of over 75 million iOS devices in a single quarter,” he said. “We’re very confident in our product pipeline as we continue to focus on innovation and making the best products in the world.”
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However, Apple's share price fell after the announcement, due to Wall Street expectations that the record results should have been even higher.