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By Jason Snell

Apple Q4 2014: $42.1B revenue, $8.5B profit, record Mac sales

Apple has just announced its quarterly financial results. Revenue was $42.1 billion, with a profit of $8.5 billion.

This quarter was a record for the Mac, with 5.5 million Macs sold, and iPhone continues to grow. The iPad, on the other hand, continues in the doldrums. In fact, this is the first quarter since Q2 2011 that Mac revenue has been greater than iPad revenue.

Revenue chart

“On the Mac, it was just an absolutely blow-away quarter,” Tim Cook told analysts. “Our best ever. It will result in our higher market share since 1995. It’s just absolutely stunning. The back to school season voted, and the Mac won and carried the day, and we’re really proud of that… Being up 21 percent in a market that’s shrinking, it just doesn’t get better than that.”

Bring on the charts!

Mac Sales chart

Mac growth chart

iPhone sales chart

iPad sales chart

iPad sales chart

Annual Mac sales

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