Today Apple released its fiscal fourth-quarter results. The results were pretty impressive and almost in line with what Wall Street predicted. Apple announced that they earned $36 billion in revenue and $8.2 billion ($8.67 per share) in profits. Wall Street analysts expected Apple to bring in $34.28 – 38.04 billion in revenue, so we still think Apple made out pretty well.

Apple also released device sales numbers which we’ve embedded below:

  • 26.9 million iPhones sold, 58 percent increase from Q4 2011. Wow.
  • 14 million iPads sold, a 14 percent increase. We should see this number rise even higher over the next quarter with the release of the “iPad 4” and iPad mini.
  • 5.3 million iPods sold.
  • 4.9 million Macs sold.

Needless to say, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, was very happy with the results. He said the following in a press release:

[quote]We’re very proud to end a fantastic fiscal year with record September quarter results. We’re entering this holiday season with the best iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod products ever, and we remain very confident in our new product pipeline[/quote]

Apple expects to bring in $52 billion in revenue over the next quarter, and I think it’s pretty ballsy of them to make this prediction.