Apple has reported yet another record financial quarter, with profits nearly doubled year-on-year at $11.6bn.
The company said that the $39.2bn in revenues it logged were the largest for this quarter and the second best ever quarterly period in its history behind only the 2011 holiday shopping season.
Much of the quarterly success was attributed to the company's iPhone and iPad lines.
Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones on the quarter and 11.8 million iPads. Mac sales topped out at 4 million while iPod sales reached 7.7 million.
Chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer noted that while consumer sales continue to drive its iOS lines, the products are also performing well in the business space.
"iPhone momentum in the enterprise has evolved beyond e-mail and contact lists," Oppenheimer said.
"The majority of Fortune 500 companies who have approved iPhone on their networks are members of the iOS developer program and have deployed in-house applications."
The quarter also comes as the company is engaged in ongoing patent battles with Samsung and Motorola Mobility. Earlier in the day the company was dealt a setback when a US court found that it had infringed on Motorola patents.
Chief executive Tim Cook told analysts and reporters that while the company is open to making deals to end its patent cases, Apple would not become "the developer for the world."
Cook also dismissed the notion that Apple would look to bridge its iOS tablet and Mac notebook lines with a crossover device such as those being introduced by ultrabook PC developers.
"You would not want to to put these things together because you compromise both," Cook explained.
"We are not going to that party, though others might."
Cook is not alone in his opinion of the crossover market. Gartner research vice president Carolina Milanesi told V3 that the analyst firm sees a similar issue affecting vendors who try to compromise between tablets and notebooks.
"We think that from a penetration perspective many users will look at ultrabooks and tablets as an alternative for one another," Milanesi explained.
"If money is no an issue they might end up buying both but when it is an issue they will pick one over the other according to what their priorities are."
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