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Rebounding Mac, plummeting iPod highlight winning Apple quarter

Dan Miller | Jan. 28, 2014
Continued strong iPhone and iPad sales, surprisingly good Mac sales, and a rising Chinese market gave Apple a very healthy start to its 2014 fiscal year.

iPod sales
What happened to the iPod? Unit sales plunged 52 percent, while revenues dropped 54 percent. That means the iPod is contributing just 2 percent to Apple's overall income — half of what it was last year.

The China factor
The big story in Apple's numbers: Its revenues from the Greater China market soared 29 percent. And that's before the company's deal with China Mobile to sell iPhones there kicked in. Apple CEO Cook cited strong iPad and Mac sales, which were 64 percent and 28 percent year-over-year respectively.


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