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Boosted by iPhone 6, Apple posts record-breaking quarter

By Barry Eitel on Oct 21, 2014

In the midst of a very busy autumn, Apple reported healthy fourth quarter earnings on the same day it launched a journey into new technological territory with Apple Pay. Apple posted a quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion. Last year during the same period, the company claimed a revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion. Apple’s record quarter was buoyed by the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, two giant-screened smartphones that are proving to be some of the most popular products ever to come from Cupertino. “Demand for the new iPhones has been staggering,” Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said in an earnings call Monday afternoon with investors. “I’ve never felt so great after a launch before.” Apple claims it sold 39 million iPhones thi

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