Wed, January 25, 2012
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Apple sets record high sales

2012-01-25 05:43:20 GMT2012-01-25 13:43:20(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Apple reported record quarterly net profit and revenue in the first quarter since the death of founder Steve Jobs, driven by strong sales of the new iPhone. (AFP Photo/Justin Sullivan)

Customers buy Apple products inside the newest Apple Store during its opening on the East Balcony in the main lobby of New York City's Grand Central Station in this December 9, 2011 file photo. Apple Inc's fiscal first-quarter results, announced January 24, 2012, blew past Wall Street expectations, fueled by robust holiday sales of its iPhones and iPads. Picture taken December 9, 2011. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Files)

FILE - In this May 23, 2011 file photo, customers look at the Apple MacBook Air and the iPad 2 at the Apple Store in San Francisco. Apple Inc., reports quarterly financial results Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, after the market close. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Apple Marketing chief Phil Schiller speaks during a news conference introducing a digital textbook service in New York in this January 19, 2012, file photo. Apple Inc coasts into 2012 with a strong wind in its sails, a clutch of envelope-pushing products in its hold, a record share price, and a steady hand at the tiller. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files)

Apple employees demonstrate interactive features of iBooks 2 for iPad, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 in New York. IBooks 2 will be able to display books with videos and other interactive features. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Apple's stellar quarter generated sales of $46.3 billion in sales, the best quarterly sales for any technology company in history. That's up 73% from a year ago.

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