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Apple set a new iPhone sales record for the quarter ended June 29, shifting an amazing 31 million units (up from 26 million), but the overall picture isn't quite as rosy.

Despite the iPhone record, revenues for the firm were flat and profits were down, partly due to a dip in iPad sales - 14.6 million units compared to 17 million in the same quarter of 2012.

Mac sales also dropped, down from 4 million to 3.8 million.

Apple's profits were $6.9 billion, which sounds impressive, but this is a large decrease over the $8.8 billion in the same period last year.

New iPhones and iPads are expected to be announced later this year.

Source: GamesIndustry

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Endless@ MJTH

I have to say I played a 3DS XL over the weekend for a good while, and if i'm honest for my usages i prefer a tablet. I am not your typical mobile gamer though.
Posted 14:18 on 25 July 2013
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tvr77@ MJTH

Yeah i think that's been proven anyway. Look at the ipod touch it was basically an iphone without the phone part and it was no where near as popular.
Almost everyone has a mobile phone today and most of us will always try to get the best phone we possibly can, which to most people just happens to be the latest iphone i think its the combo of a top quality phone plus nifty gadget that has made it so popular. So take the phone part away and what your left with is a rather expensive gadget that most could do without.
I'd choose a handheld over an ipod touch everytime.
Posted 16:11 on 24 July 2013
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MJTH

The thing I dislike about this, is that some one will invariably compare this to 3DS/ Vita sales and say "Well it looks like apple are eating into the handheld market".

Whilst the two markets aren't mutually exclusive, in the end it makes sense that a mobile phone will sell more then a dedicated to gaming device.
Posted 14:41 on 24 July 2013
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pblive

But they're free on many contracts now (16GB iPhone 5 from £20 a month) so perhaps people have less money? (renewed contracts coming to an end, not buying iPads, which are often not on a phone contract).
Posted 13:33 on 24 July 2013
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tvr77

Thats 31 million people with to much bloody money.

Oh damn it we only made $6.9 BILLION! this time folks, what ever will we do?
Posted 11:32 on 24 July 2013
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