Apple posted net sales of $35bn (£22.29bn) for its third quarter ended June 30, up from $28.6bn (£18.21bn) in 2011.

Net profit rose from $7.3bn (£4.64bn) last year to $8.8bn (£5.6bn).

International sales accounted for 62% of the quarter’s revenue. Apple sold 26 million iPhones, representing 28% unit growth, while 17 million iPads were sold, an 84%unit increase. Apple sold 4 million Macs during the quarter, a 2% unit increase. However, iPod sales fell 10% by units.