Apple posted a net quarterly profit of $320 million, or $.37 per diluted share, and revenue of $3.52 billion. These results compare to a net profit of $61 million, or $.08 per diluted share, and revenue of $2.01 billion in the year-ago quarter, and represent revenue growth of 75 percent and net profit growth of 425 percent. Gross margin was 29.7 percent, up from 27.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 39 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
As noted, the success of the iPod has been very important, but the impact of Mac OS X Tiger on sales of Macintosh® machines seems to be hard to miss. Several friends of mine have decided to take the plunge and go for a Mac, suddenly appearing with iBooks and the like and telling good stories about them. I myself have been known to linger in department store's computing sections wondering if I too could be converted…
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