iPhone sales take Apple's quarterly profit to $13.6bn

  • Apple has posted a profit of $13.6 billion in the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 33% from the same period in the previous year.

    The sale of more than 61 million iPhones in the January-to-March period boosted Apple’s profits, with the sales in the greater China region particularly impressive.

    Meanwhile, the technology giant has reported quarterly revenues of $58 billion, an increase of 27% from last year.

    The company also said that it would boost its share-buying program and return $200 billion to investors.

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