iPhone sales boost Apple results iPhone销售推进苹果收入
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US technology giant Apple has seen quarterly results beat forecasts, thanks to strong iPhone sales.


Sales of iPhones grew seven times in the quarter
Sales of iPhones grew seven times in the quarter

Net profits hit $1.23bn (£953m), or $1.35 a share, in the fiscal1(财政的) third quarter to 27 June, from $1.07bn, or $1.19 a share, a year earlier.

Apple sold more than 5.2 million iPhones in the quarter, seven times greater than the same period a year, before, boosted by a new iPhone model.

Analyst2 reacted positively3 to the news and shares rose in after-hours trade.

Shares in Apple ended at $151.60 before rising to $157.02 in after-hours trade.


Andy Hargreaves, an analyst at Pacific Crest4 Securities described the the numbers as "great".

"Their gross profits(总利润) continue to surprise people and there is a return to product momentum(动力,要素)...a return to growth in the Mac business, and then the iPhone is doing tremendously well and that is a potent5 combination."

Revenue for the period climbed 12% to $8.3bn, ahead of expectations of $8.2bn. Every region in the world saw revenue increase.

The number of Macs sold by Apple grew 4% year-on-year.

Shaw Wu, an analyst at Kaufman Bross said: "We think they are very uniquely positioned with their competitive advantages."

The one area to see a contraction6 was its iPod, where sales were 7% weaker year-on year.

For the current quarter, Apple earnings7 of $1.18-$1.23 a share with revenue between $8.7bn and $8.9bn, but analysts8 highlighted that Apple is consistently conservative in its predictions.

Apple chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer said: "We are very proud of this result, particularly given the economic climate around us."


1 fiscal agbzf     
  • The increase of taxation is an important fiscal policy.增税是一项重要的财政政策。
  • The government has two basic strategies of fiscal policy available.政府有两个可行的财政政策基本战略。
2 analyst gw7zn     
  • What can you contribute to the position of a market analyst?你有什么技能可有助于市场分析员的职务?
  • The analyst is required to interpolate values between standards.分析人员需要在这些标准中插入一些值。
3 positively vPTxw     
  • She was positively glowing with happiness.她满脸幸福。
  • The weather was positively poisonous.这天气着实讨厌。
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  • The rooster bristled his crest.公鸡竖起了鸡冠。
  • He reached the crest of the hill before dawn.他于黎明前到达山顶。
5 potent C1uzk     
  • The medicine had a potent effect on your disease.这药物对你的病疗效很大。
  • We must account of his potent influence.我们必须考虑他的强有力的影响。
6 contraction sn6yO     
  • The contraction of this muscle raises the lower arm.肌肉的收缩使前臂抬起。
  • The forces of expansion are balanced by forces of contraction.扩张力和收缩力相互平衡。
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  • That old man lives on the earnings of his daughter.那个老人靠他女儿的收入维持生活。
  • Last year there was a 20% decrease in his earnings.去年他的收入减少了20%。
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分析家,化验员( analyst的名词复数 )
  • City analysts forecast huge profits this year. 伦敦金融分析家预测今年的利润非常丰厚。
  • I was impressed by the high calibre of the researchers and analysts. 研究人员和分析人员的高素质给我留下了深刻印象。
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