Apple today said it has shipped 74.46 million iPhones in Q1 2015 against 51.02 units in Q1 2014 – with a whopping 46 percent increase.
iPhone sales grew strongly in both developed and emerging markets. iPhone unit sales rose 44 percent in the U.S. and increased 97 percent in the BRIC countries.
iPhone sales doubled in China, Apple’s second largest iPhone market, as well as in Brazil and in Singapore.
As a result, the Cupertino, California-based devices vendor clocked 30 percent increase in revenue to $74.6 billion and 38 percent surge in net income to $18 billion.
Apple said iPad shipments dipped 18 percent to 21.41 million, while it shipped 5.51 million Mac with an increase of 14 percent.
“Our new iPhones were available in 130 countries around the world, making this our fastest and most successful roll out ever,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.
“Demand for iPhone has been staggering, shattering our high expectation, with sales of over 74 million units, driven by the popularity of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. On average we sold over 34,000 iPhones every hour, 24 hours a day, everyday of the quarter,” Cook said.
The company said App Store revenues rose 41 percent. Flurry estimated that Apple products accounted for over half all mobile device activations globally from December 19 to December 25.
On November 22, Apple shipped its 1 billionth iOS device. It was a Space Gray 64 gigabyte iPhone 6 Plus.
“Our customers are using Apple products to transform education, discover new ideas for business and express their creativity in ways that no one could have imagined when we sold the first iPhone less than eight years ago,” Cook said.
Apple said its revenue from developed countries rose 20 percent, while revenue from emerging countries grew 58 percent.
Revenue from Greater China increased 70 percent.