Apple Hits New Profit Record with Soaring iPad and iPhone Sales

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Apple‘s success with the popular the iPad and iPhone have caused a surge in quarterly net-profits of $7.31 billion, a 125% increase from the same quarter a year ago. The iPad increased 183% from the previous quarter last year with 9.25 million units sold whilst the iPhone sales increased 142% selling 20.34 million units.

The bumper sales for the iPad and iPhone made up for the 20% decline in iPod sales with 7.54 million iPods sold. The shares jumped to a high of $405 during late trading and closed at another record: $376.85. Both are the first time Apple has managed to reach such high amounts. Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, told investors “right now, we’re very focused and excited about bringing iOS 5 and iCloud to our users this fall.”

As well as the iOS 5 and iCloud, Apple will deliver the newest version of Mac OSX ‘Lion’ on Wednesday. Bloomberg reported earlier this year that the iPhone 5 is planned for a September release date.

Find Recently Free iOS Apps with FreeAppAlert

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FreeAppAlert is a website that does exactly what it says it does- it provides alerts of paid apps that have become free. It provides a link to iTunes and occasionally you’re bound to find a gem. It normally posts daily on its Twitter feed featured apps, which may be better rather than searching daily for a bargain!

Examples of apps that have been temporarily free for promotions includes Driver (GameLoft Christmas promo), selected Lonely Planet apps (Stuck in a European city? promo), Ragdoll Blaster and Chop Chop Soccer (Free App a Day promo).