It now came Apple's turn for announcing their financial results for the first quarter of 2009. The company acquired a revenue of 8.16 billion US dollars and a net quarterly profit of 1.21 billion US dollars.
It seems that the world economical downturn has been merciful to the guys over at Cupertino as it's obviously has been the most successful non-holiday quarter in Apple's history.
The current results compare quite favorably to the revenue of 7.51 billion US dollars (8.6% increase) and net quarterly profit of 1.05 billion US dollars (15.2% increase) achieved in the same period last year. .
According to Apple the nice results are mainly due to the strong sales of the iPhone and Apple TV. The iPhone 3G units sold this quarter were 3.79 million, which is exactly 123% more than the sales for the same period last year. The company also managed to move 2.22 million Macs (3 percent decline YoY) and 11.01 million iPods (3 percent growth).
The introduction of the Apple's AppStore is also playing a decisive role in the company's success. The app distribution network has helped almost a billion apps reach their new owners in less than a year existence. By the way, just as a trivia, Apple have a huge AppStore counter all over their website right now, counting up to the one billionth download, which should be due these days.
Update 24 April: The AppStore downloads have already hit the billion mark.
With the company's financial health so good we can't help but wait for the rumored iPhone 2009 announcement in June.