Apple iPad sales up 84% in third quarter

Unit sales of the iPad rose 84% year-on-year in the third quarter ending 30th June 2012, to a total of 17m, Apple has reported. The technology giant also sold 26m iPhones, a 28% unit increase year-on-year.

Apple c.e.o. Tim Cook declared himself "thrilled" with the "record" iPad sales, and said: "We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products we've got in the pipeline."

The iPad sales helped Apple to a quarterly revenue of $35bn ($28.6bn in same quarter 2011) and quarterly net profit of $8.8bn ($7.3bn in 2011).

Other Apple products saw a decline in sales, with Macs down 2% on the year-ago quarter to four million, and iPods down 10% at 6.8m.