Apple has had one great last quarter. The company sold 26 million iPads and 51 million iPhones. It is true that Apple did not meet the expectations set by analysts but it did generate record revenue for the last quarter of 2013.
The Company sold 51 million iPhones, an all-time quarterly record, compared to 47.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 26 million iPads during the quarter, also an all-time quarterly record, compared to 22.9 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.8 million Macs, compared to 4.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
The job is not done for these guys. Many folks are waiting to see what new products Apple comes up with next. It does seem that the launch of the iPhone 5c was not successful at all. So there are a few questions about the future of the company after tablets and smartphones slow down a bit. For now, Apple will continue to make a ton of money each quarter.
Speaking of new Apple products, it seems future iPhones are going to be even better cameras. Apple has been issued two patents for interchangeable iPhone camera lenses. Your smartphone allows you to zoom in and capture photos fast already. But there are many lens kits available that allow iPhotographers capture better photos. Apple may be thinking about introducing something similar to those to enable iPhone owners to do more with their phone. Apple’s magnetic add-on lenses would extend iPhone’s imaging capabilities. Of course, there is no guarantee we will see these lens add-ons any time soon. But this market is way too lucrative for Apple to ignore.[via]