It is simply amazing to consider the sheer size of the numbers, let alone the growth of Apple over the last year. 37.04 million iPhones in the 4th quarter, representing 128 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. 15.43 million iPads, a 111 percent unit increase 5.2 million Macs, a 26 percent unit increase. 15.4 million iPods, a 21 percent unit decline.
Here is some perspective courtesy of Daring Fireball
Apple broke its previous quarterly records for: revenue, profit, iPhones sold, iPads sold, and Macs sold. Their previous record for revenue was $28 billion; they almost hit 50.
So they’re doing OK.
I was in Las Vegas for a work conference last week and kept noticing that it seems like everyone and their dog has an iPhone. Of the 22 folks in my office, 9 have iPhones and 11 have iPads. From a sales, revenue and even market share perspective, I think we are seeing definite proof that they are doing something right.
-In the spirit of full disclosure I certainly have influenced the iOS adoption in my office over the last 3 yrs as it was just me when I started there 3 years ago.
* update 1-30-12. Another coworker bought her first iPhone over the weekend.