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Apple profit boosted by iPad and iPhone sales


Apple revenues and profits have hit record highs as sales of iPhones and iPads increased.

The company’s profit more than doubled to $7.31bn (€5bn) on sales of $28.57bn in the second quarter.

"We're thrilled to deliver our best quarter ever, with revenue up 82pc and profits up 125pc," Apple chief executive Steve Jobs said in a statement.

"Right now, we're very focused and excited about bringing iOS 5 and iCloud to our users this fall," he added.

The company sold 20.34 million iPhones and 9.25 million iPad tablet computers boosted by demand in Asia.

Sales of its Mac computers were up 14pc to 3.95 million but there was less demand for iPods.