$46 billion sales set new tech record

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Ask Siri how Apple recorded the best quarter in history for a tech company, and her answer should be: “Me [fool].”

Apple sold a stunning 37 million iPhones last quarter, twice what it sold in the same period a year ago. IPad sales doubled to a record 15.4 million. Apple also moved 5 million Macs and 15 million iPods during the holiday quarter, which ended Dec. 31.

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, and it easily topped Wall Street analysts’ $38.9 billion median forecast, according to a Thomson Reuters poll.

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