Despite the drama surrounding the iPhone 4's reception, Apple says it shipped 8.4 million of its latest handset, a 61% boost over last year. Meanwhile, iPod sales continued their gradual descent, slipping 8% to 9.41 million. All said and done, the company added $4.1 billion to its coin purse, which now holds $45.8 billion. Apple expects the fourth quarter to bring $18 billion in revenue, and it mentioned the pending launch of "amazing new products" still planned for the year.
As related news, iTunes 9.2.1 is out. This update just offers minor bugs fixes but if you like to be on the safe side it is available for Windows 32-bit, 64-bit and Mac OS X.